Friday, March 14, 2008

I never said anything about playing with them.

My MOPS group held a consignment sale today. I worked at the sale this morning while my friend Jennwa watched my kids. This afternoon, I watched her kids while she worked at the sale.

This is what my kids did while they were at her house...


Look at the adorable bunny Sarah came home with. Jennwa really does make all the crafts you see on her blog. And might I add, the bunny was adorable. It had googly eyes, whiskers and two bunny teeth. It was even done in St. Patrick's Day green! Jennwa thinks of everything!


This is what Jennwa's kids did at my house today...


Look closely.
Yep...that's right. The girls are holding fly swatters.



For at least 30 minutes, the girls chased a fly around the house. Hey, I promised I would babysit. I never said anything about playing with them.

I figure they may have been chasing a fly but at least they were burning off the calories from the nitrate-filled corn dogs I fed them for lunch.

Did I mention, I never babysat as a teenager?

Probably a good thing.

Oh, and Jennifer? Are we still on for tomorrow night? I'm still watching your kids while you and your husband go out to dinner. Right?

hello?
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21 comments:

Amy said...

This is so funny! I am sure you both had things under control, in your own way. It's nice to have friends who you can trust to mind your children.

Have a nice weekend!

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

That is funny. My kids love fly swatters too..they should market them at Toys R Us!

Angie said...

We have this one flyswatter that runs on batteries an puts out on electric charge. The kids love it if they hit the bug - it falls down and spins around on its back for 5 seconds. The problem is that it will shock whatever it touches - kids too. I have to watch it closely.

KEEP BELIEVING

tommie said...

that is hilarious!

When I was teaching, we had this activity where we used fly swatters. I would put a transparency on the overhead projector with a bunch of numbers. The kids had solve a math problem quickly and 'swat' the answer! You wouldn't believe how the kids would fight to get to have the swatter!

Brittany said...

ha ha ha! Super cute bunnies...and great idea with the fly swatters!

beth said...

At least they got some exercise running around. Better than TV.

carrie said...

Well, they look like they're having fun - and that's all that matters, right?

You are a good friend (and babysitter)!

Christina said...

Fly swatters, great idea. It looks like the kids think so.

What a cute idea the bunnies, and St. Patrick's bunnies to boot. Your friend really is crafty. Me, not so good.

Steph said...

Jennwa is lucky that we don't live close to you guys...my daughter would never want to leave! Although I'm sure she would have a blast at your house too with the fly swatters!

Family Adventure said...

Fly swatters...awesome idea!!

Heidi :)

the dragonfly said...

Nothing wrong with a little fly swatter exercise. :)

Jennifer said...

The way I see it is you were teaching them a little healthy competition. Them versus the fly.
Smiles!

the mother of this lot said...

Fly swatting is considered healthy play in this house. Beats sister swatting anyway.

jennwa said...

The fly swatter was a great idea, now Cheyanne wants one for her birthday. Thanks now I can get off cheap. 2 for $1, Love it. They had a great time, they always do. Your the Aunt they will never have.

HRH said...

Classic. I am with YOU on this one.

Jennifer said...

Bwaa ha ha! I love it.

Magpie said...

LOL - fly swatters are the perfect toy!

Nap Warden said...

Love the paper plate bunny! So clever...

Joanne said...

too precious! Aren't the little helpers, the best helpers of all?!?

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

You know what honey, you wanna watch my kids, you can feed/play/not play with them however. you. want. Beggars ain't choosers.

Pam said...

Girl, you are hilarious!