Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wherein I watch someone else's kids for a while


There it was, Friday night in America and I was sitting on a sofa, watching a movie and listening for the sound of children crying. No, I'm not revisiting my summer job babysitting Willie and Bubba (yes, they were named Willie and Bubba; and yes I am from NY.)

My friend A, and I are starting some cooperative babysitting. Since it was her husband's birthday they enjoyed a night out with friends. Once Dave and I decide, she will come and sit in our living room while we go out for an evening.

It was an easy night, for the most part. The baby woke up thirst and seemed confused that I was there, but drank her water and settled down soon enough.

I was stuck without my phone (I'd forgotten to charge it) and without my laptop, since I didn't have their WiFi password. I used theirs a bit, but couldn't remember my passwords. But I watched a favorite movie (Strictly Ballroom) and ordered some dinner for myself via Grubhub and ended up enjoying the peace and quiet of someone else's house.

I hope my friend has a similar experience when she watches Ben and Claire for us.  

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