Well Mindy and Landon had a nice "PG" date in that they went during the day.LOL saw a movie and had a late lunch.LOL Guess that is what old married folks do! LMAO
Anyhow so the bestest part was I got Tylor all to myself....and my kids of course.
So a precursor to this is that Taylor has been a bit "funny" to others...if you not Mindy or Landon than you just ain't the right person. She FREAKS!!!LOL so this was what happened a little while ago when Mindy stayed at my Mom's and went out with the girls....remember when I wrote about Mindy meeting up with Eva, Lindsey, Lorna, et.all? Well that was the night Grandma got to babysit. Anyhow, apparently Taylor FREAKED! She screamed the whole time, etc. Mom thought she was like the baby from "The Incredibles" because as soon as Mindy came home she was all angelic.LOL
Okay so keep this in mind when thinking about my potential "visit". So Mindy and Landon came (My mom called about a half hour before this knowing I was to be looking after her, so she was "checking" on me.LOL). Okay so they are here I take Taylor from Mindy...am holding her....everything is fine (Apparently she saw grandma Roberta and even with Mindy there she was being a bit of a Tyrant...poor Roberta cause when she is a tyrant, she is a TYRANT!!)
Okay so she is good. They walk out the door. WE ARE ALONE! Well as soon as they pulled out of my drive way I am sure she started screaming at the top of her lungs....tears....stiff body!
Now I am a mother so I know this ain't good, but I am strong, not nervous (...well maybe a little after watching Taylor do the "I will turn my head so I don't have to see that Mommy and Daddy are not the ones holding me" look. She does this even if Landon and Mindy are in the vicinity.LOL she is soooo smart).
Okay so I do her special walk ( you have to hold her just sooo and then bounce just soooo as you also keep the soother in with your other third arm.LOL)....nothing is working.
I check that I am "calm" not going to let her think I am scared...I am not! Okay so what to try next....DRUGS!!! Okay so I wimped out a bit. I gave her a tad of codeine (Now remember Mindy said I could, and told me about in case she was inconsolable...which she seemed as I did not seem to be a person she felt particularly close with).
HMMM, so she was still crying (obviously). So parenting 101 says "leave child in a safe place so that you don't get freaky and so something stupid" . I certainly did not feel that way, but sometimes a child needs space. Taylor seemed freaked as I was a stranger to her, so I figured that she could use some time to calm by herself....she did and very, very quickly. I was just a hop away (actually standing and watching her, but she could not see me cause she is a friggin baby.LOL)
So guess what I found? She did not want to be held! Chemo must have given her back pain because as soon as she calmed and I went in front of her she was fine. Smiling, etc. then after awhile I picked her up, same thing! In the end she was happy with us entertaining her, but NOT HOLDING her. She then got sleepy so I did feed her (holding her) and then rocked her to sleep. She slept 2 hours woke up, fed her (No crying) .
So she was really good. My mom continued to check, but all was well so YEAH I am the most amazing babysitter in the world!!!
We did have an awesome time.LOL...Bet you didn't think it would end like that.LOL
Have an AWESOME NEW YEAR!!!