Thursday, July 19, 2012

One of the Real Grown Ups

I got a babysitter today. Her name is Maggie and the kids actually like her quite a lot.

However, Mac seemed to have forgotten that when Maggie arrived this morning. So, here's what he did: he locked himself in the bathroom, began sobbing, and also shouted, "I DON'T LIKE YOU! I DON"T LIKE YOU!"

I was a little embarrassed by this.

What I decided to do was to follow the advice I read in a parenting book. I stated my expectations: "You're going to have fun with Maggie!" and then I achieved separation as fast as possible.


Nanny said...

Oh no! Poor Maggie! I bet he warmed up to her pretty quickly once you were gone though.

LH said...

Once a new sitter sat down next to #1 Son on the couch and he said, "Don't look at me. You're ugly."

Really nice.

kc said...

I have been laughing at #1's comment intermittently since I read it last night. #1 is a boy very much like my own two boys.

jdoc said...

Mac and #1 are both cracking me up!