Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It Was Fruit Pie, So I Think It Was Actually A Pretty Healthy Breakfast



Water guns inside my in-laws house? Yes. All I have to say is: Serenity now.

During the time I have been with H, there were several times when we have gone to visit his family and everyone visiting had all kinds of places they needed to go and people they needed to see (including H), and I somehow got left alone at H's parents' house watching the nieces and nephews. The first time this happened, I tried to play with the kids and make sure they had the best time ever while still being kind of strict. The second time, I played with them but didn't worry so much about whether the house got messy. The third time, H walked in and caught me feeding one of the kids pie for breakfast. If they leave me alone with the kids again, I will be like, "What? You want to build a giant mud pit in the yard and wrestle each other in it and then run through the house like crazy people? Sounds good! I'll be on the porch reading High Fidelity if you need me." Ah, it's like I'm a real member of the family now.

6 comments:

Libragirl said...

My brother and sister in law do that. As soon as there is an adult around, they disappear and I end up watching their kids. Not that I don't adore my boys, but I'm not the parent and am not the one who should be saying no, don't jump off the closet door. My thing, if they don't tell me the kids can't do it, it's fair game. They don't leave me alone anymore, without telling me

Jenny said...

Ha! Welcome to motherhood.

Noelle said...

I'm pretty sure the way to a kid's heart is with pie. Of course, if this means that they love being with you, the babysitting duties bestowed upon you may increase faster than you may want...

stefanie said...

That reminds me of the old Bill Cosby skit where he talked about how cake contains eggs, water, flour, etc., and therefore is a perfectly valid choice for breakfast. I totally agree. And since pie incorporates fruit as well, I don't see how you can go wrong.

abbersnail said...

Dude, you are SO the favorite aunt.

Well played.

L Sass said...

This is the duty of the childless aunt / uncle. I think it's a law. AS's bro and sister in law are pretty uptight, so we relish in feeding their kids ice cream before dinner and getting them dirty!