Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Adventures in babysitting

I didn't properly explain what I meant yesterday. In the middle of our date, which included some great Mexican food, margaritas, and a movie (albeit not a great one), we bought dishwasher soap. Even the loosest meaning of date for me doesn't include a trip to Target, particularly not while buzzed because it is quite possibly the brightest place on earth. If I'd tweeted, "On date, buying soap" perhaps I would've conveyed the silliness...

I took my friend Cassandra up on her offer to watch the girls. I'm really so blessed that I have the opportunity to meet such great young people through my church, because otherwise, I would not have had the chance to meet Cass, who besides being willing to watch my kids has been my purveyor of The Twilight Series. Yes, I have read two 500 page novels in two days. Yes, I agreed to read two more 500 page novels by Sunday. Go read them, you'll understand.

Cass and Lauren have a pretty great rapport from Sunday School. When Lauren heard that Cass was going to watch her, she began counting down the hours. Lindsay also likes Cassandra, but apparently, her desire to dominate was a bit too great. As Cass tucked the girls into Lauren's bed, Lindsay demanded, "Okay...you go clean the house now!"

Cass blinked.

"Vacuum is downstairs. Clean up the dishes. Okay?"

Cass quietly slipped downstairs.

Sometime around 11 PM, Cass decided she should wash the dishes in the sink. Lindsay had apparently told her that we didn't (wouldn't?) feed her supper, so she'd served her some of the homemade applesauce from the refrigerator. At that moment, the power went out. Although I always make sure to leave our Mini Maglites on the knewls in the summer when our power goes out almost daily, I hadn't done that. Nor had I pointed out where the candles are. So poor Cass stood in the dark, wondering if she was starring in her own version of I Know What You Did Last Summer until the power came back on.

Amazingly, she has offered to return. With more Twilight books. Ahh. Life is complete.

6 comments:

karen said...

Poor Cass! Yelled at by Lin and then made to stand in the dark while Target sucked up the extra power to provide you with the brightest possible shopping experience...

Rosemoo said...

Aha. Now I understand the cosmic joke that is cleaners. Target and Margaritas and a date just don't match.

:D

Poor Cass. I understand. I was a bossy evil monkey for years.

LMP said...

What was that movie where the chick's babysitting and the killer calls and asks "when was the last time you checked on the children?" and the call is COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE? You know the one. In Cass's place, I'd have fainted dead away if the phone rang.

Sister K said...

adventures in babysitting? :)

LMP said...

No, I mean, I love that movie and Elizabeth Shue is TOTALLY on my list, but it's this one: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2452396288/tt0080130

a classic!

LMP said...

No, I mean, I love that movie and Elizabeth Shue is TOTALLY on my list, but it's this one: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2452396288/tt0080130

a classic!