Monday, September 3, 2012

A Glimpse Into The Future. . .

This post is a week late, but I figured better late than never, right? A few weeks ago our next door neighbors approached us about the possibility of watching their kids while they went away for the weekend. We love their kids and knew they wanted to celebrate their wedding anniversary, so we figured, "what the heck?". If nothing else it would be great practice for when we have our own little brood running around. Did I mention there are four of them? What about the part about them being all girls? More fun for me and it would give my manly man a glimpse into what it would be like to have little princesses and not baseball players.

We headed over there Friday evening to kick off the weekend. Our greatest dilemma of that night was trying to figure out what we could eat for supper that would please the majority of them. Pizza ended up winning that round, though not every one of them liked it. Little Miss Taylor was not a fan and dined on a feat of mini corn dogs that evening. The baby was in bed by eight and all was well. In fact before we embarked on this adventure, David and I drafted a plan. I would take baby duty and he would entertain Taylor (4 years old) and Hayley (4th grade) while we would both make sure Nicole  (11th grade) stayed alive over the course of the weekend.

The weekend continued smoothly with Hayley's soccer practice on Saturday and naps for ALL (well, Maggie, Taylor, and yours truly) on Saturday afternoon. We kept the fun going with a late afternoon trip to the pool. We knew that unless they were tired, bed times would not go so well. We rounded out Saturday evening with my attempt at introducing them to a new meal. In their defense they all did try it, but alas it was not a victory. Note to self: learn to like mini corn dogs because all kids love 'em.

David made my life very easy by taking care of everything Sunday after church so I could prepare for the start of school, which was taking place the following day.

All in all it was a fabulous weekend and a great experience. The girls behaved wonderfully and we learned a lot about each other as parents. Any one else need a pair of sitters for the weekend?? :-)


  1. That's awesome! Way to go :) I nanny 4 girls (ranging from 4-15) so I know how crazy it can get sometimes! (It can also be extremely fun!)