Saturday, October 11, 2008

Busy Week!

Busy week - It started last sunday - I got a call from my daughter. Her FIL was babysitting Miss P for 6 hours on Sunday - first time he 'solo-ed'. Well, he blew it! He called her --
FIL: "Miss P has gotten markers all over her face, hands, furniture and wall and I can't get it off!"
DD: "well, we don't give her markers, but they should be washable - what does the marker say on the side?"
FIL: "Sharpie!"
DD: "WHAT! How did she get the Sharpie markers?"
FIL: "She pointed to a drawer and I lifted her up, she opened it and took them out!!!!!"
DD: "You can never babysit by yourself again!"
FIL: "Fine, I don't want to!!!!"

Now I had to keep a straight face while hearing this - at least you can laugh and not get into trouble! Ends up that he was exaggerating [a habit of his] but there was marker on Miss P's hands, the whiteboard and the easel. NOTE: To get permanent marker off of hard surfaces, spray with "Pam" vegetable oil and rub!!! It works!!!

I visited the next day and Miss P rats him out! She holds out her very colorful palms and says,"Papa!"

But FIL has made it so easy for the rest of us babysitters now. If anything happens all we have to do is start out, "Well, permanent markers were not involved but ..."

When I go up to babysit I don't know exactly how it happens but I end up cooking more in 3 days than I did the two weeks before!!! My SIL is looking forward to me coming to help with the baby - poor guy doesn't know that he's eaten everything I can cook - there will be a lot of repeated dishes in his future!

I'm almost finished repairing my DD's HS quilt. For some reason there was A LOT of thread breakage in the seams. It was only made in 1997 - and shouldn't be this damaged ... but there are autographs on the back and DD wanted to keep it. I only have to replace [slipcover] two fabrics that have ripped. A friend here said that when repairing a quilt you should put a safety pin everywhere you repair. It's always more work than you think it will be and if you mark it with pins, both you and the quilt owner will be impressed with how much work it was! I didn't hear about this soon enough for this project - but next time I'll do that.

The weekends are free cell phone minutes for me and I spent them well today. I called G in Nebraska and she was traveling with 5 other quilters in our small group so they passed me around and I got to talk to everyone! They went to AQS in Des Moines Iowa and said it was a fabulous show! That worked so well, next I called J - who was also on the way home from the same show. Next weekend is the fall retreat for them ... so I'm going to call again so I can continue to live vicariously!

Well, it's a gorgeous day here - I'm going to walk the beach AGAIN! Later!!!

1 comment:

Quilting Journey said...

Hilarious! We can ALL relate. My dad, the GIL for the event, was once babysitting my brother's kids and woke up from his 'nap' with his entire face covered with make-up. He never noticed 'til the parents came to pick up their kids from grandpa! I've had lipstick everywhere...patchwork pillows, my couch..you name it from my own son as a toddler...how did he ever find my lipstick? Mothers take care of your purses! It can happen/does happen to all of us! But the poor FIL..too funny.