So last week I went and did my usual race training, which ended up being my best yet at 27:45. After I was done, I came home and saw that my sister-in-law was over with my nephew HJ. They were sitting in the living room having a conversation with my wife about who knows.
For those of you who don’t know, Kate, my sister-in-law, is a full-time nanny and a stay at home mom. She is always busy and never gets a break. So I was feeling really good after my run(It was “Runner’s High) and suggested that her and my wife go get some coffee and leave me alone with the two kids. You would have thought gave Kate a golden ticket. She jumped up at the idea and fully agreed.
So as they were getting ready to leave she gave me the whole story on watching HJ’s head around corners and to just play with him to keep him happy. I told her that I had this and it could not be that hard. I have never watched two kids at one time and I really had no clue what I was getting myself into. I was a little scared but I knew better that anyone that a parent needs a break to remember that they are a person and to recharge their battery.
After they left, things were going great. K-Dub and HJ were playing great and we took some selfies, played with a ball, and I even sneaked and gave them both a cookie(Sorry Kate). Everything was fine until K-Dub started to get really tired and wanted a bottle. Once HJ saw me feeding K-Dub a bottle he became very jealous and started to wine.
So there I was with two babies in my lap. One that was crying cause she was tired and the other because he was hungry. Did I panick? No! I sat them both down and started to play with them and they were fine. Soon after that the moms came home and all was well. I gave them a good report and they rewarded me with Starbucks(I guess it’s not much of a reward when they used your debit card.).
Would I watch two kids alone again? You bet you ass I would. I guess I need to learn how to deal with these now. Someday BrittWhitFun and I would like to add baby number two to the family and people say that two is more difficult than one. I guess I will have to wait to find out. For now, I have to say I think I could handle it.