Today is Maxi’s birthday! She’s 8.
Our next door neighbors, Chris & Kate are moving out today (well, they moved all the furniture out yesterday, today they are moving the loose stuff) and they asked Vince to look after Grafton for the day. I texted back and said that Vince was gone for the summer but Grafton could hang out with me, but I was very boring. They said – he loves boring! and presto! I had a toddler for the day. In self preservation, I went to the other next door neighbor to ask if their slightly-older-than-toddler child was free today and she was and so I had an all-day play date for children who are not related to me. It takes a little bit of remembering to revert back to 3 year old and 7 year old parenting. One has to remember to vigilantly watch the stove while making all white food (pasta, eggs, butter & cheese), one has to remember that toddlers don’t know about traffic and that they need help getting milk.
I was a babysitting genius and set up a mini-water park in our driveway with a metal tub, hose & small sprinkler. I provided squirt bottles and bubbles. They played there from 1-4 pm.
It was enough time for me to give Edda a summer ‘do, to sweep and declutter the garage and to mow the lawn.
It’s fun to see kids having fun.
I wish I could learn to have more fun.
Edda’s summer haircut! She looks good. Ready for camp tomorrow.