Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Family Grew


My family grew in just one day. We went from a family of five to a family of seven. On a part-time basis at least. I am now watching two of Kristin's good friends. They are twins actually. Funny story on how these three met. The girls live two houses up from my mom. When they were just tiny, about 3 or 4, my niece would play with them. She and one of the girls share the same name of Nicole. So when they came over to my mom's--if they thought Nicole was there--they would say, "Can big Nicky play?" Well a few years ago, Nicole being much older thought it was a great time to introduce Kristin to these girls. They immediately hit it off, and loved when we would come to visit. Then in 07, we moved here. On Kristin's first day of school, there was one of the sisters in her class. What luck. They have been practically inseparable.

As it turns out, their mother works the late shift and has had them under their Grandma's care, and daycare. Grandma got tired, and couldn't do it all the time. So it was daycare. This is overnight--well til about 1:30 in the morning. She calls when she is there to pick them up. Yesterday she asked me if I would be interested in keeping tabs on them. They really don't like the "day care" they are in as it is mostly little children and the lady is a terrible cook. Their words, not mine. I am being paid for my services, which is a total blessing as we are getting ready to buy our first home. It is Monday through Friday and she has all the same holidays that the kids have. Nice. So now we are five plus two. It will be quite the adjustment, especially when school starts, as I will be in charge of everyone getting their homework done. For now, I will take it one day at a time.

3 comments:

Emmy said...

Wow! I didn't realize it was going to be such a long time thing. Good luck with that, it will be an adjustment.

Lourie said...

Yes this is a long term thing. Unless her hours change I guess, or when the girls are older whichever comes first.

Carolynn said...

Better to get paid and stay home than to pay out and be gone. Just the same...yes it is a bit crazy, lady.