Thursday, April 15, 2010

Done in by a 3 year old

I sort of, kind of had a guest post lined up for today – a great follow-up from yesterday's post but it required tweaking and re-writing and I'm too exhausted to do it. Allergies kicking me squarely in my hindparts. I've been watching BougieYoungerBro's youngest this week. BougieNephew is no joke. Running behind a three year old all week has made me respect the hell out of mothers. I don't know how ya'll do it. I'm exhausted by the time Daddy takes him home at 6:00pm. It seemed a great idea to take him to the park everyday, pollen, lawn mowers and 85 degrees with no breeze = no bueno. Long story short, no post today. I'll be back tomorrow.

Feel free to talk amongst yourselves…

16 comments:

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I used to have bad spring allergies so I know how that goes. For some reason, knock on wood, they haven't been much of anything the last couple of years. I don't know if this means there actually is some benefit to growing older? Hard to imagine. Anyway, I hope you had a good night's sleep and are feeling better today. Three year olds are very energetic.

midwestdominicana said...

Feel better soon and be thankful it's only one child! I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. Can we say Red Bull?

ASmith said...

Ahh yes. The joys of babysitting.

I'll take my 1 yr old faux-nephew anytime, but I"m ALWAYS ready to give him right back.

And if he has to spend the night? Oh gosh. Really -- who knew a 1 yr old could take up half a queen size mattress, and STILL manage to kick you in the stomach just as you get into a deep sleep?? LAWD!

rozb said...

Next time make some frozen grape Dimetapp pops. Just kidding... I don't have any kids but I can sympathize with the babysitting. Sleep well!

Lady4Real said...

Aww BougieCuz, you got taken out by a three year old? Kids aren't for the faint of heart. I hope you rest and recouprate well. Love ya.

Foxy Brown said...

this right here is why i don't want any! that and the fact that kid germs will kill an adult. think about it, lil trey's cough will have mommy in bed for a week. no, thank you.

Reads4Pleasure said...

Dealing with the 5 and under crew can be nerve wracking. The key is to remember that it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. If you babysit enough, you'll develop what I call "the mommy block". That's where they ask you fiddy leven questions in the span of 10 minutes and at the 30 second mark, you just tune them out. While the questioning gets old quickly, remember, if they're standing there asking questions, they aren't off doing something they have no business doing.

OneChele said...

Thankfully, this is the 5th of my brother's 5 children so I have learned not to hear a darn thing. But the running, I don't know why I thought the running would be a good idea - LOL!

OneChele said...

We call them the human petri dishes ;-)

OneChele said...

Thanks Cuz!

OneChele said...

Standing ovation to you. It's truly a full-time job.

Reads4Pleasure said...

yeah, the running? A fail of epic proportions for sure!

Hidi said...

Bless your heart. Children are pain in the rear end. This is why I don't want any. I have no patience. I prefer to be Auntie because I give them back at the end of the day. {wink}

I hope you feel better. I too suffer from allergies (all year round).

Hannington said...

Hey! Give BougieDad some credit too, lol. What about respecting the hell out of fathers too? Or this could be tied to the sociological norm that mothers are always supposed to be the primary childcare parents and the father the breadwinners, which I hate soooo much. That norm is why fathers ain't worth much in today's world, sadly. Props to you for dealing with your crazy nephew nontheless.

OneChele said...

My bad! Double Shout out to BougieDad for holding it down and getting under-recognized in the process.

Hannington said...

lol.

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