Saturday, August 23, 2014

Baby Sitting

No, not niece Little Jo, but great niece Little Em (her names begins with M, so she is not Emma or Emily).

It is her daddy's birthday, so mummy and daddy have gone to town for a meal and a ride on the big ferris wheel.

R was feeding Little M her bottle and I laid down the law to 5 month old Little M. Now my girl, when you projectile vomit your milk, make sure it goes on R and not the carpet. As she was intaking, at the other end R said she outaking, so to speak. That's his department to deal with.

After a play on the floor, another nurse ensued, and sure enough, out came some milk. She got both the carpet and R, most delightfully on his bare foot.

Dog Jack was picked up by his mummy and her partner today who have been in Queensland for some dry and nice weather, where they had neither. Dog Jack threw up once while here. I picked up the solids and left the rest to dry and it vacuumed up nicely. Then there was the picking up in the park of his doings. Now I clean up baby vomit. Such is life. Thankfully they all go home.

Little Em is so different to Little Jo when she was a baby. Little Em is a contented baby who smiles a lot, 'talks' away, sleeps a lot and is a very agreeable baby. Much as we love Little Jo, she was a difficult baby who did not like to sleep and it took walks around the block in her pram to get her to sleep.

They are seven years different in age and they will/are being brought up very differently in very different family situations. By the age of five months, Little Jo had only had us as baby sitters. Little Em has already  had multiple family members baby sit her. Yet the contented Little Em and the more challenging Little Jo will both make the world a better place, just differently.

14 comments:

  1. Well done you two for taking on the challenge of baby sitting and dog sitting. Sorry the dog's owners didn't get nice weather up here. We have had a great winter until recently when it has been a bit windy and rainy but still warmer than down there.

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    1. Diane, they were in Caloundra and had a good covered indoor/outdoor area. They enjoyed themselves with family. As you posted, blessed is the rain for the gardens.

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  2. Andrew, what a challenge a baby. Babysitting is a difficult job and every child is different.

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    1. Gosai, this one is quite easy to look after.

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  3. Dog sitting and baby sitting are both challenging - but have (I seem to remember) benefits.
    And I love your certainty that both Little Jo and Baby Em are going to benefit and enrich the world.

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    1. EC, it is good to be part of their lives.

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  4. Good baby sitting advice there. I'll take it on board. I find the best part of babysitting is all the extra cuddles you can have when the parents are not there to suggest you put the baby down in her cot to sleep.

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    1. Yes Fun60, and when they get older, the treats you can sneak them when their parents aren't around.

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  5. I do love an easy contented baby, I had four of them, lucky me.
    I would have liked to babysit my great nephew, but there are very good reasons why I didn't. First, he is too big, too heavy, (he's a solid boy) my damaged neck and shoulders couldn't cope with holding and carrying. Second, they live too far away.

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    1. River, they do require a level of fitness to handle, no doubt. I think calm mothers have calm children.

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  6. I've got another on the way any day now (not mine, another niece or nephew). Can't wait.

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  7. Absolutely Andrew.. You are R really are the most wonderful 'uncles' .. what with the baby sitting and dog sitting things get pretty hectic around the highrise oui!

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    1. Sunday morning was nice Grace, no baby and no dog.

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