Thursday, March 20, 2008


Well we survived the week of finals and babysitting. Chris had some doozies, the worst was a 24 hour "take home" final which took him about 12 hours! He was at the library until 2:00am last night and went in early before turning it in by noon. What a way to finish up a week full of 1 midterm, 1 paper, 2 homeworks and 1 24 hour final. Also this week, I was fortunate to get a few babysitting jobs. For the last two days all day (9:oo-4:30) I've been the "mother" of 4 children, ages 6, 5, 2, 1. The children were actually very good natured and Alec loves to have friends over so it really was a happy home for the most part, thanks to my mediation skills. However, I'm still so totally exhausted and drained that I went to sleep the last two nights at 9:00 and 10:00. Good thing the "celebrate" endorphins are kicking in so Chris and I can watch a movie and enjoy some sorbet or else I would probably bite the dust in the next half hour before Chris comes home from scouts... at least we are both hoping that they kick in soon. :)

Enjoy this random movie of Alec's new / detested skill. (detested by the parents, that is, HE loves it)

fyi - the detested skill is the climbing on chairs/table skill, not the cute way to say "thank you" skill.


MandaMommy said...

Littler loved watching this with me. Maybe because she could hear your voice, since she thinks you're the bomb.

Hawks said...

your a crazy lady..i guess you can handle having tons of kids! Just finished Magic it!

Ryan & Jess said...

I bet it was a bit of a shock going from having one to having four kids! Tell Chris that we are glad he survived - - and that you survived!!

Barb: said...

I can't believe how big Alec is! I'm amazed at all you can handle--Chris with the busy school schedule, Brittney with the bread-baking and kid-watching. Wow! We miss you guys and hope to see you soon somehow! p.s. we didn't get into the Stanford program, so that's a no-go :(