Why would Grandy do such a thing, you ask? No, don't worry, Grandy wasn't smoking that funny stuff. Grandy LOVES these little guys!! It was their 10th wedding anniversary, and they NEEDED some time together.
Thursday through Sunday...a full weekend.
These are some SWEET boys. They are ALL boy...and ALL individual. This isn't my first time watching them for an overnight trip, but a full weekend. Whew. Did I mention I only have ONE? And he's 12?!
Grandy is a little out of practice on some things. What? I'm supposed to ask if the 3 year old has to go potty? Shoot! We went through a few changes before I got the hang of that. Then he got pull-ups the rest of the weekend. Screw the Transformer underwear this weekend...there are so many loads of laundry one can do in a day.
I am glad that I had the opportunity to do this. I got to witness each of them with their individual personality, their quirks, and their craziness.
3 Year Old - The Dancer, Stubborn, Hellyun...He is awesome but you tell him to do something and he full on says and does the opposite.
4 Year Old - Cute, Charming, Cunning...He's the tattler of the group (that's about right for the middle child, right?)
7 Year Old - Smart, Spastic, Sweet...He has some social challenges, and I'm pretty sure sis was most concerned with how he would do. I'm here to tell you, he was NUTHIN'.
I'm very grateful to Mom, who came and helped me this weekend. I'm pretty certain they would have me still tied up, flinging poo, if it weren't for her. I hope she's ok with all the times she fell in the dang toilet over the weekend. She lives by herself now, and isn't used to boys herself.
So, what are some of the statements I'll keep with me from this weekend?
---> "If you have poo...fling it now!" - Oh yeah, Madagascar is a cute film. And 4 y.o. loved this line.
---> "Change ME!!" - 3 y.o. translation for, "I just crapped in my transformers."
---> "Tan I det up yet?" - 3 y.o. chant as soon as his butt hit the time out chair.
---> "Um...Aunt Mary...Can you come watch Indiana Jones with me again?" - 7 y.o. is obsessed with this trilogy...needless to say the films are now hidden in with the cereal boxes.
---> "I not tauting to you gramma, I tauting to Aunt Mawy." - Oh yeah, who's the favorite now gramma??
---> 3 y.o.: "Sorry B"...4 y.o. (looking at me): "Now what am I supposed to supposed to say?"
Overall, it was some great bonding time with these little guys.
Hubby is always glad when I agree to these things. Why? Instant BIRTH CONTROL.
Okay honey, you're off the hook...for now.