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Adventures in Babysitting


On Thursday night, I babysat for one-year-old Evan, son of Kirby, ex-boyfriend, former housemate and writing coach, and oldest dearest friend. Evan didn’t cry when his parents left for dinner. He pulled on my tights and looked up at me, as if to say, “Now what?” So we read the New York Times Magazine’s fashion issue (notice how he turns the pages without shredding them), danced to Lee Morgan’s “Sidewinder,” sang The Beatles’ “Drive My Car,” and watched “Jeopardy” together. Apparently, he likes the music and sounds there too.

I love other people’s kids.

January 27, 2007 at 6:23 pm 1 comment



This kid is totally related to me, whatever his name is. That is how I spent Saturday night to about 7:00 tonight.

More nephew pics. I will put something other than babies when I get my digital camera from my Dad. It will not be nice.

February 13, 2006 at 11:11 pm Leave a comment

(I Can’t Get No) Cooperation

Today is my little sister’s birthay. She turned 31. We are five years and four days apart. I guess our parents really liked the month of March. I called to wish her a happy birthday and we were interrupted by sounds of despair from the twins. Something to do with a kiddie table that they were taking apart and trying to sit on simultaneously. My sister and I are polar opposites in every way but there is mutual respect and protectiveness between us. She always gets me really good clothes for my birthday so I returned the favor by buying her a black velvet blazer. I bought the babies some CD’s because they really love music. At their young ages, they get really excited and bounce around to any music at all, even stuff in commercials. Plus I really would like to tear them away from the giant TV for half a second. I’m glad so now I have an excuse to buy Sesame Street’s Born To Add. Also, if there are classic rock parodies on it, my sister and her husband will enjoy listening to it to. The important thing with kiddie music or DVD’s is to include jokes for the parents. It’s a delicate balance.

I love this cover:

December 24, 2005 at 8:04 pm Leave a comment

Hi Mom


My mother finally figured out how to use google and was impressed at my amount of search results. There’s really nothing on here that she probably doesn’t know about me already, besides how damn goofy this blog is. My father who is way more tech savvy, has not found the blog yet, or at least hasn’t told me, and he would.

My Mom also told me that my nephews really liked their presents. I wanted to get them some Tonka trucks, but none of Target’s selection were age appropriate and besides, I’m not buying them humvees. So I got them a dumptruck that picks up blocks and makes “honk honk vroom vroom” noises and a school bus that sings “the wheels on the bus go round and round.” I was worried that the people in the bus would be too small for them, but according to my Mom, one of my nephews takes the peole out of the bus and holds them. For Hanukkah, I want to buy them some shakers that they played with at their party since they cried when Elmo and the clown lady took them away.

To the Bees reading audience: Do your parents read your blog or even know about it? What do they think?

December 11, 2005 at 1:19 pm 3 comments

And Now For Your Moment of Zen


My nephews at their first birthday party last weekend not noticing the giant Elmo behind them.

December 8, 2005 at 12:15 am Leave a comment


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