Saturday, November 5, 2011

Built in babysitter

We've reached a point in parenting when we don't have to always be "on".
Addison is usually more than happy to lead Graham around to whatever she would like to be doing at the time, and he (most of the time) is a willing follower.

Last night, I was getting ready to go out for a friend's birthday (more on this in an upcoming post) did not end well,
but as I was getting ready, Andy was also busy.  I came out of our room and heard the kids in Addison's room.  As of late, Graham is barely allowed to step across the threshold of that room without a screaming protest on her end, so I was curious as to what they were up to.

I found this.

She was just "reading" away to him and he was content as could be.

ooh, they caught me!

Then this morning around 8am (we're blessed with sleepers), I heard Addison get up and go get Graham, then whisper to him....
"Shhh...they're still asleep.  Let's be quiet and go downstairs and watch a show."
To which he responded, "CARS!!"

Addison replied, "No, Cars is sick Graham, let's watch MY show."

I enjoyed a few more minutes of peace before crawling out of the bed to go show her how to work the DVD player.  
Partly for her, and partly for me.
That may easily buy me 30 more minutes next Saturday.


Sarah Hart said...

Next you need to teach that smart girl how to press PLAY on the dvd player. Then you set up whichever movie they choose the night before, set out a couple bowls of dry cereal, and sleep til 10 next Sunday. ENJOY and YOU'RE WELCOME.

parsonsfamily said...

That's awesome Sarah! And yes, I'm taking notes.

Lacey said...

Don't you LOVE watching them bond and be friends?!? So sweet. And I LOL that she said Cars is sick- she is hilarious!

Jamie said...

Your little stinkers are so sweet! Love them!huseanst