A Wacky Wednesday

Oh my gosh you guys…

So, I just got back from my first adventure in babysitting in over TEN years…and it was so much fun!

Wasn’t I just talking about being a little low on the fund-age recently? Well, I guess what they say is true…things all work out in the end. Some friends of mine called me up the other day and asked if I would be willing watch their boys for the next few Wednesdays.

Knowing that they are some of the best behaved children I’ve ever seen (the exact OPPOSITE of the examples you see in your local grocery store), I happily agreed!

My charges for the evening…we’ll call them Pete (red) and Re-Pete (blue)

I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to call them for the blog…Thing 1 and Thing 2 just wasn’t enough to portray their personalities…plus I may not know anything about kids, but calling them “things” just seems a little off πŸ˜›

And believe me, Re-Pete lives up to his name…it’s so cute how he mimics just about everything his brother does!

We started the evening watching a show on the Disney Channel called Kickin’ It…and I’m ashamed to admit I actually found myself asking Pete questions about it as I got sucked in!

After the episode ended, and I was left with only MORE questions about the fate of the adolescent characters with questionable karate skills, we headed upstairs to play. I was introduced to just about every superhero/action figure known to man before Pete asked the golden question:

“Do you want to see my Legos?”

Um, does T-Rex want someone to scratch his back??


And see I most certainly did!

Then I realized the boys were looking at me like a weirdo for taking pictures of their Legos, so I cleverly devised a cover-upΒ game…Let’s create Lego men and then take pictures of our favorites!

Which was quickly answered with:

“That’s an AWESOME idea! I like you!”

I couldn’t help but pat myself on the back smile to myself after that. Leave it to a six year old to boost my self-esteem! πŸ˜‰

Pete’s Scuba Man and Ninja “Dude”…with some seriously mean chops, I might add!

Re-Pete’s knight on horseback who also moonlights as an undercover Navy Seal
See the little yellow thing strapped to his back?
…that would be an oxygen tank!

And I of course I had the princess…who is in desperate need of cataract surgery on that left eye of hers…hopefully her knight/Navy Seal also knows a thing or two about ophthalmology πŸ˜‰

After Lego time, it was dinner time for me and snack time for the kiddos. I had some sort of hodge-podge I threw together before running out the door (chicken, cottage cheese, pinto beans, green beans, and asparagus topped with nooch…totally not photo-worthy) while the boys enjoyed a little juice and these:

Omg, are these not the cutest things ever?!

Sorry, but I have an infatuation with all things “mini”…Janetha would understand!

And then the REAL fun began…wanna see what happens when you give a kid a granola bar at 7pm?

While Pete and Re-Pete transformed themselves into crazed WWF fighters, I assumed my role as referee/photo-journalist

If I had to pick a winner, I’d have to say Re-Pete pulled some pretty courageous moves…the time he catapulted himself off the kitchen table and landed a perfect 450 splash was epic…I joke, I joke…

And I totally just Googled “wrestling moves” Lol!

After I made sure the glue had dried from patching their limbs back together, it was
bath time!

They were so good about getting straight in the tub when I asked and helping me pick the right soap…I may have let a few “tidal wave” splashes go unnoticed.

And then I helped Re-Pete into his Superman PJ’s which were too cute…and even comes with a velcro cape for the back!

Then we all headed back to Lego Town until the parentals got home and it was time for story time.

Where you as Lego-obsessed as I was as a child?
The only thing that could’ve been better is if they could’ve matched the sizes of Legos to Barbies…ah, that would’ve been Heaven!

Do you have/want children?
This is something I go back and forth on, but honestly, I could see myself having one or two one day…especially after spending the night with these munchkins!

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14 Responses to A Wacky Wednesday

  1. Nidia says:

    I love kids and their innocence. I feel that I’m still in the selfish stage thinking about me and my wants and needs to decide to have kids now… Besides I’d need a husband first lol!! BUT i do love them, and want alot of them. Maybe i should have started sooner but I”m hoping to get lucky with twins, LOL! I babysit often as well! The good thing about it is you get to return them =p

    Ohhhh and those little bars ARE the cutest thing ever!! My mom loves them LOL! Go figure!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha…yeah, I always assumed I’d have children at this age, but really, I’m just not ready to give up my youth (aka, freedom) yet. I like just being able to grab my things and head out for an impromptu roadtrip without having to a. get a babysitter or b. pack up half the house in a diaper bag! Our pets can do for now, right? I mean, they ARE pretty needy at times! And yes…best thing about babysitting is returning them…especially if they get upset…or sick! I’m REALLY not ready to have a baby and have to worry about doctor’s visits and all that jazz.

  2. I still love babysitting, lame but come on! You get paid to play with things from your youth and watch the Disney channel. I love it!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I couldn’t have said it better myself! When I was in high school, I worked at an after school daycare center…all my friends were totally jealous that I got to play all day at work! Lol

  3. I was following your adventure on instagram last night! Looks like you guys had a blast. Mark was jealous of the legos. πŸ™‚

  4. Awww looks like a fun time. I’m not a big fan of children but for some odd reason, kids seem to love me! haha. I’m glad the children were well behaved. Seeing the little demons in grocery stores makes me want to get my tubes tied lol

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh right there with ya girl! Any trip to Wal-Mart has me wanting to down a pack of birth control pills! I just have to remember that not ALL children are like the crazies at the store!

  5. This looks totally awesome! It’s so nice when the kids are well behaved. I babysit a bit {teenage income, what can I say?} and I always seem to get the wretched ones. In addition to having them some day {a long looong time from now} I want to work with them as well! They’re very easy to please πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      That’s awesome, Katie! And hey, just think of all those “bad” kids as practice for the future…you’ll be ready for ANYTHING! πŸ™‚

  6. Janine (MOM) Powers says:

    I love the remark at the end..that one day you might like to have one or two kids of your own! You have made your mother so happy….to think that …one day…I may get to be a granny!!! Sorry guys…it’s just that she has always told me she would NOT like to have kids!!! Now there still may be hope for my granny days!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Don’t get on your granny-box just yet, Mama! I said “might”…and plus, you gotta keep it down…don’t want Tiger getting jealous! πŸ˜‰

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