Thursday, April 8, 2010


I am almost recovered from spring break, and wouldn't you know it, there is no school tomorrow. Sigh. But, this is the weekend when my friend from high school and her husband, Lori and Curt, take Akila to give us all a break. What a blessing.

I am really looking forward to it, and so are the kids. They are all having a friend sleep over tomorrow night, and then on Saturday night, we will have some peaceful family time. I just sat and typed up an info sheet for Lori and Curt, and it is making me laugh. I remember when we watched my friend Heather's oldest son overnight almost 8 years ago. Liam was a baby and we must have had 3 kids at this time, ages 2, 1 and 6 months.

She brought this two page typed document on how to take care of him. We were going to Michael's brother's house for dinner and brought Liam with. Dan and Tara have 5 kids, and their good friends were there who have 8 kids. We all read the directions and had a good time laughing at Heather's expense. Heather and I still laugh about this, she now has 3 kids and is much more laid back. :)

So, I am laughing that I have to type up a super long document on my 10 year old. Curt is picking Akila up after he gets off work tomorrow, so I won't be seeing Lori to give instructions. I had to include things like; don't let her on a computer that does not have security or she will get on porn, warn your kids about her fowl mouth, she does not have asthma but tells everyone she does, don't believe any whopper stories she tells you- they are not true, if you bring her anywhere in public- check her pockets before you leave, etc.

Not the typical list you would be giving for a 10 year old. But I guess our life is anything but typical. And I love it when people who have typical lives, get to experience a weekend that is not typical. Thanks Lori and Curt- you guys ROCK!!!! Who wants the next turn?


GB's Mom said...

YAAAAAAAAAY for respite. Your friends do rock!

the johnson crew said...

that is funny barb. i am glad you get a little break this weekend.

dorothy said...

Toss her in a box and send her my we could teach her a few new tricks and make your life even more fun!