Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grandy-Nanny

This week Grandy played the saint good aunt and headed to her twin sister's house to watch her 3 boys. Yep, you read that right, 3 BOYS. Ages? 7, 4 and 3.

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.

17 comments:

Mrs. F said...

I just picked my kids up from my sister in laws house and I know that I now owe her. Ages? 12, 9, and 3. So with my 6 and 4 year old? It should be easy, peasy pie, no? I am not allowed to take the 8 week old. He is still attached to the boob.

So was your boy there, or did he get to opt out of the weekend at Aunties?

Theresa said...

That just sounds like a great weekend! I wouldn't mind renting a slew of kids for a weekend now and then. I bet you had a wonderful, tiring time!

Mike Golch said...

sounds like you hada lot of fun.

Travis said...

Whoa...three boys that age is quite the handful. Fortunately you survived.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

They're very cute. It looks like a good time was had by all!

Catherine said...

hey ... I followed you from KellyGo's. And you're awesome in your own right. I would love to chat with you about my social experiment and your potential involvement. Email me, please?

Joyce-Anne said...

I just had to laugh at this post. I have three of my own and only one boy in the mix. He's nearly 5 and I still ask him if he has to go potty...(Needless to say he trained LATE). Hey, next year we're celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary, want to watch my kids for me? By then you should have recovered from this weekend. :-)

Alice said...

yikes.... 3 boys, all 7 and under? i can't believe you had the energy to even type this up :-)

Mariuca said...

Good day Grandy! The boys are adorable, really and it sounded like u did a great job! And u have a twin sister? That is really cool! :)

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Grandy said...

Mrs. F~ You do owe her big time. Her ages are way easy breazy beautiful cover girl though.

Theresa~ I did...on both. Must.sleep!

Mike~ More fun than should be allowed.

Travis~ Hey, I couldn't show fear.

Jenn~ Yep! See the 3 y.o. pose? Jumping off the couch? He did that all weekend.

Catherine~ Social experiment and KellyGo in the same sentence? I'm intrigued...

Joyce-Anne~ Tell me you got married in the winter? That would give me a little over a year...right?

Alice~ I did, but in reading it now, it doesn't read as well as it did in my head. Thanks for stopping by!

Mariuca~ Hey you! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I did do well, and yep...she's my twin. :)

Ms. Recipe~ Yeah...needed that milk for your pb&j on french toast recipe. ;)

eastcoastlife said...

hahaha.... what a fun weekend you had!

I try to excuse myself whenever my lil brother tries to dump his 3 boys on me. My son is a great darling and would gladly babysit them.

My other brother has 2 girls. My hubby loves to babysit them. He loves to have daughters. They are what he will have until the granddaughters come. :D

Christina said...

Oh, what a sweet thing to do for your sister! I am sure she needed that break with her hubby :-)

Dirty Laundry Diva said...

Oh the joys of kids, can't wait to have some. I know I am crazy huh?

mysecondjournal said...

aweee...sound fun! being the aunt is always cool..
Do your twins boys look at all like yours..or do they resemble their dad's more?

Grandy said...

ECL~ Poor Hubby...no girls? ;)

Christina~ She DID!! She feels so much better.

Diva~ No...you're not crazy at all. Well, not for that anyway.

MP~ HUH? Those boys aren't twins. My sister is my twin.