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Babysitting Day 1

In an act of unimaginable selflessness, I agreed to fly to a different town to babysit my 10- and 14-year-old nephews for 15 days while my sister and her husband, their lucky parents, make their first-ever trip to Europe.

Is this an adjustment? I have no kids and I live alone. Oh, did I mention there are 3 dogs as well?

We got the 'rents off on their flight this afternoon, so now the adventure begins. I admit to some trepidation about keeping it all straight and getting it all done -- the house rules, the baseball games, the cooking and laundry, the early rising for school (6:30 am, seriously?). They are good boys, even if the rough-housing occasionally ends in tears. Occasionally? ha.

What I didn't expect was to feel a tad lonely! The boys are quite self-sufficient and would rather visit friends and play X-Box than hang out with their old auntie. On the other hand, they have HBO on demand and I've already started S3 of Game of Thrones. No more waiting for Netflix!

Wish me luck. :)

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aelfgyfu_mead
Aug. 31st, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
You are a wonderful person to do that for your sister and brother-in-law!

6:30 is awfully early. My husband gets up then to drive for the carpool; I get to sleep in another fifteen to thirty minutes depending on what day it is and what's going on.

Even if they want to hang out with friends, you'll have plenty of time with your nephews, I'm sure.

Good luck!
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