i love my sister somethin' fierce. she and i are very much alike, but also very different. we fall into the stereotypical birthorder profiles very nicely and in short, she is the way cool, (slightly) crazy younger sister. she is my first choice when it comes to babysitters for choi boy because i know she loves *him* somethin' fierce and that they will undoubtedly have a blast together.
i fear the day that choi boy comes home with some giant tattoo or piercing after hanging out with his eemo, but until then, i will gladly look forward to cb and eemo time!
my sister babysat cb while i was off in a late 80s/early 90s time warp. i was a teeny tiny bit nervous about cb's first bedtime with someone other than me or the hubs, but, of course, cb and eemo had a rockin' time!
my sister wanted to write a post about their fun adventure, so enough blabbing from me!
take it away, tiff!
I’ve been meaning to write this guest post since the night I babysat CB, but there was all this pressure to be funny and engaging and eloquent and not lose readers for my dear, hilarious sister. Well, once I accepted that that wasn’t going to happen, you have what you see here. Here’s hoping I don’t lose some of you!
On the night my sister was being a total geek at the NKOTBTIOWEROIHQEOINSAB concert, I watched my sweet nephew for the first time. Not only was this my first time alone with him, but it was the first time he was being put to bed by someone other than his parents. Talk about nerve-wracking! I’ve done a fair amount of babysitting and still do as non-profit work pays in hugs and words of affirmation, but I was anxious that little CB wasn’t going to take to me and freak out! The stakes were higher than they’ve ever been since I’ve never loved a little boy more and rejection would be devastating. Turns out, I was nervous for nothin’! We bonded over being weirdlings and fat kids with lots of smiles and laughter. We had an absolute BLAST-O-RAMA! I took a thousand photos for your viewing pleasure, so I hope you enjoy. :)
My sister decided to snap this LOVELY photo of me right before she left, but don’t stop on account of this terrifying image, the rest are infinitely more adorable.
I made us some yummy veg burgers and a LOT of broccoli. I mean, a LOT. CB and I are both broccoli enthusiasts so I went all out.
We enjoyed :)
Until we were pretty stuffed.
Then an after dinner dance workout was in order! Obviously.
Did some investigation of random pieces of
Decided pants were no longer necessary and tromped upstairs hollering and making weird noises, as we are experts at these things.
Then, CB had the BEST idea. He grabbed his most important things and decided we were going to have a bath time adventure sans water.
“c’mon eemo, you comin’?”
And pretended to wash our hair.
Did more of what we do best: Goofing.
Did a little modeling.
Then, we were SO over bathtubbing (that’s what we’re calling it) and ran into CB’s room to do more, yep you guessed it, playing.
We read a bit.
CB climbed a bit.
Then it was time to get ready for bed.
Where we brushed teeth
And contemplated books.
CB freaked a very very minor freak after we said our prayers, but it was soon extinguished when he realized I wasn’t going to leave the room. I slept for a couple hours on the floor beside his crib on a blanket I was later informed is Piper’s. Nice.
Overall, we had an incredible time together and I can’t wait for our next play date. I hope you thought the incessant photos were cute, not annoying. And silly you thought my sister was bad…