Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Everybody Wins

Last week I volunteered to watched a friend's kids for a couple of hours, and immediately after I realized that I would have four kids all to myself. I got a little nervous. People with four kids at home might scoff at me, but I'm still a two-kid mom. It's all relative. Plus their ages are 8 mo, 12 mo, 2 and 2 1/2.

I thought it would be easier to watch all the kids at a fenced-in toddler playground close by where they could run around til their heart's content. I earned a few hours from our babysitting co-op (Does anyone else have one? It's a great system.), my house didn't get destroyed (more than it usually is) and my friend Sarah got a couple of kid-free hours of shopping. I think we all won.

I love that they all have the exact same facial expression.

Sophie's into turning her head away from the camera when I tell her to smile and look at me. Stinker.

The boys played really well together that day. Nobody sat on anyone and no bark was ingested.

Ivy slept half the time, which made my job even easier.

See the mark on her nose? Remnants of her encounter with a puzzle board.


Sare said...

You are a rockstar Nat! Awesome idea taking them to the park instead. Thank you for doing that. Can you email me the larger version of these pics, pleeeease. Oh, and thank you for the totally awesome bowl/dish/personal lasagna pan. Right now it is on display!

Cassia said...

I definitely need to do something like that. How does the coop work?

Andrea said...

Way to go champ. Having two in the 2 year old range is a challenge in and of itself.

We're flying back to LA tomorrow and will be in the Bay Area on Sunday and stay for about 6 weeks. I look forward to catching up with you. I've read all your blog posts fyi, but have been lazy with comments. They are fun to read though. Reminds me of my life.

Jessica said...

Look at you. Four kids seems like a lot to me right now too.
I forgot about the babysitting coop. That's what has been missing from my life. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay, it looks like everyone had fun!

Jones Town said...

What a trooper! Please explain the babysitting co-op, it sounds interesting!