Friday, June 6, 2014

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Babysitting




Yep, you read that right. Me, the grumpy old woman, babysitting. Just once a week and only a few hours, but it's a mighty big step. Because I was an only child, I've never been comfortable around kids. That feeling worsened a few years ago.

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It's been at least ten years since I babysat my grandsons. They were two and four years old. I enjoyed playing cars, reading to them and rocking them to sleep. Then their dad kidnapped them and I haven't seen them since. I hardened my heart against getting hurt like that again. I avoided kids. But, a friend needed a hand and I agreed to help out. 

I'm glad I did. This little eleven month old girl is so cute and sweet. She can be a handful though. Surprisingly, we've both survived.

I'm not going to make this a regular thing. My energy level isn't what it used to be. But I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone for a little while. 

Is there something you avoid that maybe you should try?

PS - I'm participating in a blog hop that will post this coming Monday, so I hope you can come back and check that out. 

8 comments:

  1. Wanda, I'm sorry about your grandchildren. I have a similar concern now and then since my son and his wife divorced. I'm glad you've got a little one who will lavish you with kisses.

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    1. Thanks Dixie. It took me a long time to get over their absence. From time to time when I see a little red headed boy, I'm reminded.

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  2. The only way to make sure you never get hurt again is to avoid people. But then the cure is worse than the disease.

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    1. So true Chuck. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Hey Miss Wanda. Go you for stepping up and out of your comfort for someone else. Proud of you, kiddo!

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    1. Thanks Angela. I'll be glad when I'm done though. ;-)

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  4. Kids that age are a handful, even for just a few hours. So sorry to hear about your grandkids. That's terrible.

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