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.