photo has been altered to protect the not so innocent

Sunday, June 10, 2012

other people's kids

when i take care of other people's kids i realize how much i actually like mine. as much as i complain about my offspring they have a few things going for them.

1. they don't wake up at the ass crack of dawn
2. they can entertain themselves with little direction from me
3. they don't "order" their breakfast like they are at a restaurant requesting egg sandwiches with slightly melted cheese
4. they haven't figured out how to manipulate the other to get what they want...yet
5. they don't talk back...yet
6. they can attend to a task for more than 5 minutes

don't get me wrong, i love other people's kids, and i am happy to help when i can, but just as happy to see them go home (eek! mean friend alert). 

point being, other people's kids help me appreciate mine a little more.


Andrea @ No Doubt Learning said...

Ha! #6 rings true here! Visiting from SITS :)

Crystal said...

OMG, I wish my kids didn't get up at daybreak. Wish. That's reason enough to celebrate! Stopping by from SITS.

Alyx said...

Hahaha, I am not a fan of watching other people's kids for more than a couple hours. But you know what? I don't have kids of my own, so I probably wouldn't want to watch my own, either.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I hear ya!