Something we looked forward to while being back in Adelaide was to babysit #1 grandson. The second Friday of January 2013 was our first time. (Babysitting at night doesn't count because THEY put him to bed and then WE just sit and watch movies!)
Unfortunately babysitting during the work week requires us being at the house at 7.00 a.m. - that's 7.00 a.m. in the morning - and even before retirement, when we were "hard at work" running the stores, 7.00 a.m. was not part of our daily routine. Somehow we are on time and he waves goodbye to his Mum and then its just him and us...
Five minutes later the first buise appears … he falls and hits the table as he shows off his brand new walking steps. Of course there were no bruises when his OTHER grandparent babysat on Tuesday - he wasn't walking then!!
Luckily we have Simone's list of his daily routine to loosely follow … But WE have to go the park at 8.30 because it's too ridiculously hot after lunch and so then of course HE falls asleep on our walk for coffee and any other time the noise at the outdoor cafe would wake him, but this time HE sleeps until 10.00 a.m.!! So now he's awake when he should be going to sleep and he's hungry for lunch and it's not lunch time and i'm sure you can see where this is going … our day doesn't resemble Simone's list in the slightest. Still we make it through with just a few injuries to report; a black eye (bruise has morphed into swollen black eye) a small cut and a slight (ever so slight) scalding. (note: the first lot of water out of the outside tap is scaldingly hot!!) Of course there was no scalding when his OTHER grandparent babysat on Tuesday - it wasn't 39c that day!!
Still, they have no choice -we get to do it all over again next week! Hurrah!