Last week my sister sent me a text message about her baby-sitter quitting on her. I have this conspiracy theory about the baby-sitter in fact quitting because she knew I was currently without a job. Lorraine would just fly to the rescue, she would be guilt (and child) free and everyone would be happy.
So, until further notice, I will be watching an 8 month old and a three year old, Monday to Friday, seven to five. And because I love my sister, I love my nieces, and this was the right thing to do, I have nothing to say about this.
But, then again, this is my blog and no one reads it anyways so...
HOLY CRAP I'M TIRED. ALSO DORA STILL SUCKS.
Which basically sums up my feelings. My nieces are easy, really, they just take constant supervision. I guess that's how kids work. Also, not being able to leave the house at all unless I'm loading in two car seats in my two door car sucks.
Thank you for letting me complain.
The girls are currently at the tail end of their naps. I intedned to use this time wisely: blog, eat, pee, and applying for jobs. What I actually ended up doing was napping with them. The bubble of my brother in law's fish tank and the click of Ellie-bug's swing was just enough to make me say, "fudge it all. A nap is in my future."
It was a very fidgety nap because I was really worried that while I was napping, one of the kids would wake and I wouldn't hear it. I'm just the sitter, not the mom, so maybe I don't have mom hearing, you know? Well, five minutes ago I was all, "BABY IN THE BLENDER! CRAP" when someone started a lawn mower outside, so now I'm awake and writing this post, but feeling much better.
There is a lot that sleep can do for you. There are those people who would say stuff like "don't go to bed angry" or some crap like that, but I always find decisions are easier to make after I sleep on it, and I'm never as angry after some rest.
I'm pretty sure my entire sleep cycle was interupted when I went to go see "The Hunger Games" at midnight on a school night. Yes, I understand that I'm not in school anymore. As excited as I was to see the movie ASAP, I think the whole "it being almost three in the morning at the most important part of the movie" thing hampered my viewing of it. I did really enjoy it, though, and am so happy they stuck very closely to the source material.
I want to see it again. Is that very dorky? I don't often watch movies in theaters twice. Actually, the only other time I did that was when The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe came out. That's probably dorky-er. But, since all the smart old people were sleeping, the midnight showing I went to was filled with tweens and they were squeeing. Opening credits? Squee. Liam Hemsworth? Squee. Bow and arrow? Squee. SOMEONE DIED? Squee.
I wanted to put them all in an arena, if you know what I mean.
I'd love to hear what those of you who saw it thought! I smell poop, though, so I better go check on the baby. This is my life now.
I like all of your faces.