Monday, February 15, 2010

Can you keep me safe?

For some reason the Baby einstein videos have provided hours of entertainment to the kids since Collin was a baby. In some of the videos the puppets will enter the the screen "in a peek-a-boo" fashion. The music gets loud and always startles me. It has scared each child from Collin at 1 to 2 years old, Connor the same and now Cameron at age 2. He really wants to watch these movies, but knows that if he does he will be scared. Cameron will ask to watch the show but recently he asked me to sit with him and keep him safe. I went to the other room to do my hair. I could see him watching the show from where I stood. He had his blankie over his eyes. When I asked him what was wrong he looked at me with worried eyes and asked if I could hold him! How funny is it that he wants to subject himself to that.

We recently had some little friends over for a day. I had 6 boys to care for (ages 1, 2, 3, 4, and two 6 year olds). While getting all the kids settled on a project or toy, Collins 6 year old buddy turns to me and says "there's a lot of drama in this house". I cracked up. I wasn't sure if it was due to the "6" children in the house or if it was just so different from his house. Yes, DRAMA. That is one word to describe my days. Here are some other words to describe my days: loud, dirty, soap, coffee, diapers, crumbs, fruity snacks, blankie, cereal, peanut butter, milk, grocery store, poop, apple juice, diapers, poop, weiner and no.