Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I am "mommy" for a week!

Today is the first day that I get to watch Mr. Clark Slusser...Superman. I'm staying at his house with him while Mom, Dad and Mae go to Yosemite on vacation. Clarkie and I are hanging out, hopefully to give mom a bit of a break. Clark has those nasty-type allergies that requires constant access to an Epipen gun...that's the nasty needle with the nasty stuff that keeps their little lungs breathing and their little heart pumping should a verboten food enter through their lips or somehow cross their path....it's a no pressure zone in these parts. *insert sarcasm here*

Today, we were up early to see everyone off around 6:45. We've had breakfast, gotten dressed and are catching up on our blogging. It's now time for a diaper change and then we're taking a one-hour walk in the running stroller because Moo (me) is on an exercise kick and that means that Clarkie is on one by proxy...poor kid...

After that, it's nap time, or maybe lunch first, I'll have to let him tell me, then play at the park, then dinner, then bath, then play, then bed at 8:00 then up again at around 11:00 for a snack (remember, this child only eats for fuel-no fun food ever) and then goes back down until 7:00 am.

The interesting thing about the food predicament is that Clarkie takes no comfort from food-whatsoever. If he needs comforted for any reason, he climbs up on a lap and snuggles for a few minutes. It's the most endearing part of a visit here. He's a great hugger and snuggler...you really feel that you have been loved when he finally climbs back down...and he leaves you with a little Clarkie-smile. It's the most enchanting moment...I'm totally charmed by this child.

Well, obviously, I'll be travailing through the week...*insert sarcasm here*

5 comments:

hi, i'm nancy! said...

next week at this time, report back and let me know how it went. a whole solid week takes a LOT of energy. not sure i could do it - hope i can!

i've told Abby and Eli that i will take Olivia and Allie two days a week until they are in school. Abby can use the time as she chooses - to get some sleep, go shopping, have lunch with a friend, just do nothing. i just think she is going to need a regular break.

however, two days a week is hardly the same thing as one straight week. whew!

hi, i'm nancy! said...

next week at this time, report back and let me know how it went. a whole solid week takes a LOT of energy. not sure i could do it - hope i can!

i've told Abby and Eli that i will take Olivia and Allie two days a week until they are in school. Abby can use the time as she chooses - to get some sleep, go shopping, have lunch with a friend, just do nothing. i just think she is going to need a regular break.

however, two days a week is hardly the same thing as one straight week. whew!

hi, i'm nancy! said...

why did that print twice? i musta hit something.

katzbox said...

Are you taking them to your house or coming to Abby and Eli's house to watch them?...that is so nice of you!!! She will definitely need some time off....

hi, i'm nancy! said...

i told them that i would do it however it works best for them. we all sort of think that, to begin with, it will probably work best for me to be at their house. and then, perhaps, when the kids are a bit older, i'll have them here. who knows. we might go back and forth a hundred times before we settle on something. we'll go with the flow!