Monday, August 15, 2005


My mom offered to come down tonight to give Bryan and I a little "us" time while she watched J for a bit. We reluctantly agreed and walked to the corner for a quick dinner. We had a lovely time with adult conversation as I TRIED not to mention J every other word. As we strolled home a quick 45 minutes later I was thinking of how nice it was and a minute longer without J would have been too much of a shock to my system.

We come home and see my mom and the baby on the front bench, gliding away and I thought it was such a cute scene, especially since J was so content. Then my mom says "I hope one of you has keys." NO, why would we have keys when we walked and YOU WERE HOME. Dum dum locked us all out of the house. Our nice, relaxing adult night quickly came to a halt.

My mom is one of those who wants to help but always causes more work. During our hospital stay my parents were taking care of the dogs. They returned them they day we were coming home and somehow they managed to lock our bedroom door while looking for the cat and couldn't get it open, my mom got locked out back BY A SCREEN DOOR THAT DOESN'T LOCK. How does one do this???? And there was something else that I managed to block out. My first week alone with J she offered to come over and "help" by doing laundry and the like. I stopped her and just had her hang out with me because if she did laundry, next thing I'd know our washer would be flooding us out or something like that. Her helping = more work.

Fortunately we found a security breech and one of our windows didn't lock very well and Bryan slithered in to the house. I would have been pissed if we had to break a window or call a locksmith. She's just a bad news babysitter. She's free so apparently you do pay for what you get.


Blogger Melinda said...

Poor Grandma! lol. Atleast J was happy chillin on the front porch! I always say to myslef when ever me and the hubby go out alone "try not to mention the kids ever other sentence" its hard very hard! Glad you guys took some couple time! My advise that we learned the hard way
TAKE COUPLE TIME ON A REGULAR!!! Even if only for an hour

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

LOL! That's funny -- you pay for what you get.

Thank goodness you're breastfeeding eh?! You probably would've been REALLY freaked out if you didn't have any food handy for Julian, lol.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

HA! Rob's mom is the bad News babysitter too!
EVERY TIME she watches Ryan something goes wrong (nothing major, but still annoying!).
Glad you were able to break into your house (kind of scary isn't it? We did it last summer ourselves)

7:06 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

bahahahaha! Oh man! Your poor Mom! I am laughing my ass off this morning, thanks to you.

8:09 AM  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

lol Sorry its not funny but in a way it is. How does one lock a door that doesn't lock lol.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Holy shit. That is to funny!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

lol! Thats way too funny!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Flinger said...

LOL.. Glad you got in!! And amen for adult time. It's so nice to have that every so often.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

Awww, that is so sweet. My sister is accident prone like that LOL.

2:01 AM  

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