Monday, March 06, 2006

The new babysitter makes me look like a train wreck.

They came, they saw, and Babysitter Extraodinaire conquered. She is coiffed, articulate, motivated and intelligent, and wonderful with kids. And 18 years old. At 18 I had just about learned how to wipe my own butt (mistakes were made, but I won't go into it). She will begin on Thursday and, and... and I'm not sure what happens after that. I leave the house, and something will happen to me... that part is yet to be determined. Anyway, I will leave the house on Thursday!

Here's what we did up in here today:

Clung to mommy's legs:

Tried to nap, but couldn't get comfortable:

Got high on Read Between the Lions (thank you Erykah Baduh for making this show watchable - I don't like puppets)

Ate stuff - hey, if she wants to sit on top of the car with my wedding dress on eating peas, I will allow it

Folded until my fingers bled. Can you find the elephant? How about the fox?

Did I mention I will be leaving the house on Thursday?


Blogger wordgirl said...

Ahhh! The new fronier! You'll be great and so will the kids. It'll be hard, but the time away is good for everyone.

3/06/2006 9:55 PM  
Anonymous stella said...

omg. you crack me up with the nap photo. and DAMN woman, them some antlers!

now i KNOW you live in montana...

which by the way...i heart montana. and can't wait to get married in that beautiful piece of it, called, NYE.

thump thump, thump thump...


3/07/2006 6:25 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

You will have a wonderful time, and you'll find ways to fill the time easily once it comes (but I bet you know that already).

Did I mention before that your kids are gorgeous?

3/07/2006 6:36 AM  
Blogger Odd Mix said...

I found the Elephant and the Fox. My wife sometimes does these for my kids - who, of course, think they are the greatest thing since peanutbutter and honey.

3/07/2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Hi Odd, Hi Shell. Thanks for coming.

Shell... Nye? How did you pick Nye? That's... um... obscure! But gorgeous. It's freakin' awesome beautiful there.

Odd, you've made me crave milk.

Wordgirl, you're right. And this girl is so great, Madeleine was ready for me to leave moments after meeting her, and Tiny tends to be extremely reluctant to be left with babysitters.

Nancy, thank you so much. It doesn't matter if you've told me before, I eat it up!

3/07/2006 8:48 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

You make beautiful children and also lovely origami!

I am so excited for you about Thursday. I can't wait to hear what happens when you Get Out Of The House.

3/07/2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Thanks teebs!

Side note: Madeleine wanted to see if all of the animals could swim this morning, so now the menagerie above looks more like a mouthful of chewed up skittles.

3/07/2006 9:10 AM  
Blogger Jess Riley said...

Beautiful children! And impressive origami.

I laughed out loud at the antlers in the crib and your commentary.

Thursday is just two days away! :)

3/07/2006 9:28 AM  
Anonymous honestyrain said...

leaving the house? whssat?

3/07/2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

I was coiffed, articulate, and good with kids too when I was eighteen. Then I had them (well, one, anyway). And all that was out the window!

Have fun on your day out!

3/07/2006 11:28 AM  
Blogger Shrinking Violet said...

Those boots are made for walkin'!

3/07/2006 11:40 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Ok, that crib picture made me laugh/cry. *Wipes tears from eyes* There are just too many questions to voice. I'm rooting for your sanity girl. Thursday isn't too far away!

3/07/2006 11:53 AM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Why are their antlers in the crib??

3/07/2006 1:26 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

What do you mean? Doesn't everyone store their big game remains in their childrens' beds?

(Jim wanted to bring these in to his new office, so when he brought them up from the basement after much maneuvering and scratching-of-walls he picked the one location the baby was least likely to be. Quinn has not seen the inside of his crib in weeks, and is therefore not likely to poke an eye out on the antlers. Elk, by the way.)

3/07/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Ugh. I just noticed my spelling error above. I hate that.

I thought perhaps it was the baby's lovie -- some kids have stuffed animals, blankets, soothers...your child has an Elk head...

3/07/2006 5:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I suggest you prop up the antlers and wedge your child in front then sell it to "Weekly World News" for "I had the love child of Dick Cheney's Elk"

3/07/2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger Esereth said...

I might have missed it, but why and wherefore are you leaving the house on Thursday? Is it every Thursday?

Is it for booze?

3/07/2006 9:30 PM  
Blogger V said...

Ditto on Gradual Gardner. Damn, I used to be SUCH a nanny/mom/chile-rearer extraordinaire. Then came the child. And stole all my energy! Theif. Cute theif, but still....

3/08/2006 4:58 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Dawn, that made me laugh! (and laugh again, when I just read it again!)

Es, babysitter's coming Thursday. I get to take off those stanky pajama pants the baby is clinging to in the photo and wear some stuff with zippers and go have lunch without cutting up everyone else's food.

V and GG - I was double-y impressed with her because I've never been that put together. Ever.

3/08/2006 6:37 AM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

Yeah, I think those pokey things in the crib may have put a damper on the nap. Just a hunch.

I would maime things to get my kid to eat peas like that...

I cannot fold laundry, paper is out of the question.

You must have a plan on where you are going. Please go see a movie for me...tell them I miss them...

3/08/2006 2:12 PM  
Blogger Orange said...

Great origami. (My husband shares your gift for the folding.) But so heartbreaking that your kid soaked them all! Did you cook up a plan to get revenge by frightening her with the antlers?

And hooray for the sitter! Damn, woman. I went nuts enough cooped up with just the one kid. But you've got what, three of them? Dang.

3/08/2006 5:30 PM  

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