Don't let them fool you! Turn that Apel into another word. I think you can figure out what that word is.
I wish Bill Cosby and all the others I liked that turned to the dark side weren't such punks. Cosby had a skit about kids eating chocolate cake for breakfast, and the Mom having a conniption fit. It would be so fitting to post with this.
The two Apel's have been at home. I made them lots of food, and mentioned lots to do, and left them very little tasks to do.
Day 1: Mica washed and dried the sheets, but forgot to switch the last load over. Then he brought up Isaak's comforter partly wet.
Isaak decided it was a great idea to eat lunch at 10 something. Why? Because he was hungry. Never mind that there are snacks in the house. I left them a 9x12 pan full of Pizza Burgers. They ate 3 each, and barely touched the bag of veggies I left.
Day 2: I got home, was finishing up an app. Isaak was extra bouncy, needed attention. I was getting annoyed big time.
Then I asked what they did all day? Isaak said Mica was in his room most of the day reading, playing with Legos, and listening to music.
That's when I snapped. I got on Mica big time. Mica can be alone all the time, and be ok with that. Isaak on the other hand needs interaction! There was a time when Isaak was in Kindergarten where he didn't get time with us because Travis was sick, and I was decorating cookies with my Mom and sisters. He was a green dot kid that turned to yellow and red. He stepped on a kid's scissors and wouldn't take his foot up. Well Isaak was in one of those needy bitter moods yesterday.
I said, "Mica your job as a babysitter is to make sure the house doesn't blow up, make sure everyone gets fed when it's time to eat, and to entertain who you are watching. Cleaning up is a perk. I can overlook some of the mess."
He said, "Mom I'm not babysitting."
I said, "Watching anyone younger than you is considered babysitting. Get out of your Mica world, and see how your brother feels."
By this time Isaak was in his room crying.
Two different personalities + a mom that had a conniption.
Travis was going to take them to work but I said, "No let's see how they did after we got after them."
Today at the end of the day they are to write how their day went privately. We'll see how they did.
Interesting to see how you let them grow and be independent... at their age most parents here won't leave them home alone for a whole day yet I think.
Ai @ Sakura Haruka
@Ai Mica will be 13 in August, and he's an older 7th grader. He has an August birthday. I think I babysat the summer between 5th and 6th grade. He took a babysitting certification class last summer. He'll take it again this year as a refresher.
Mica can handle his own, but he can be dingy and just wants to stick to himself.
Isaak has pretty good common sense, needs to be entertained all the time, and is always looking for something to do.
It's odd how they both love Legos and superheroes, but are so different!
My best friend in high school and I used to babysit at 13. Her aunt and uncle would go out and leave their toddler w/us. And their ferret. I was scared of the ferret, lol. :)
It's summer vacay here too. I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to teach again next year before I plan travel time (of which we'll have none if I teach because I'll be right back to work).
Mariah was always really good about watching Allison. I still ask her to watch the dogs when we leave and she'll come out of her room and babysit the whole time we are gone. They are dogs and don't need constant supervision, but she does it anyway lol.
Allison, on the other hand, I wouldn't trust to watch a potato. She's begging me to let her babysit other people's kids so she can make money. There's no way in hell that's happening. She's just too irresponsible.
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