I've been...well, not criticized, but maybe looked at sideways a few times for my vigilance, but I know my children...or at least The Girl would call me on the carpet. Oh to be in the mind of that child....
By the time my sister and brother-in-law were engaged, he was pretty much living with her. He still had his own place ~and actually still does, they rent it out~ but, I think typical of two thirty-somethings with no children, he stayed at her house all the time. I knew this and was okay with him staying there if my children spent the night. I figured if I had a problem with their living arrangments, then I needed to actually PAY a sitter instead of using my FREE sister.
Jack, however, being a southern gentlemen, felt it important that he not stay overnight if my children were there, ~I knew I liked him~ so if my sister was watching my children, he always left before she put them to bed.
Stay with me, I'm getting to my point.
One afternoon, the children were at my sister's and Evie gave The Girl something to put away. Not sure what to do with it, she turned to Jack for advice.
"Just put it on our bed," he told her.
The Girl, all of about 6 at the time, turned around, hightailed it to my sister and exclaimed, "Auntie Evie! Jack just said 'OUR bed.' Does he sleep here?"
For all my precaution, I'm sure she will remember this incident when she wants to spend the night with a boyfriend and tell me, "You didn't Mama, but Auntie Evie and Jack did!"
*Bangs head on wall*
3.) They're smarter than they look! Write about a time your child was on to you. ~Technically, she was on to Jack, but it counts!
5.) Tell us about the last thing that irritated you.
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