Monday, January 19, 2009

Adventures in Babysitting

David and I went to a family funeral in Provo today. Sophie and Ben are both fighting off colds/bronchitis, so I could hardly send them to a friend's house or ask someone to come over to catch some of their love, but I had to go to accompany Dave's sister. We've been leaving Josh with the littler munchkins more and more often, and usually everything goes smoothly. He offered to watch them, so we thought we'd risk it.

After the funeral I checked my phone. There were five voicemails.

#1 Sophie in a sobbing voice..."Mom, please please please come home RIGHT NOW. Why did you leave us with Josh?" crying...

#2 Sophie in a sad, subdued, weepy voice..."Mom...he's being so mean to me. He's so mean. Please come home."

#3 Sophie in a desperate voice..."Why can't you come home right now? Please please please come home."

#4 Sophie, again sobbing..."Mommy, where are you?" Mad, angry voice breaks in. Josh: "Sophie, hang up that phone RIGHT NOW. HANG IT UP NOW. HANG UP. HANG UP." Sophie: "No...I don't have to." Angry words back and forth, yelling and sobbing.

David and I, alternately cracking up and wondering if anyone is left alive, finally got to the last voicemail:

#5 Sophie, chipper and upbeat..."Mom, we've made up. Everything's OK! Love ya."

Hot and cold. Little angels.


Danielle said...

I'm glad we're not the only ones who get several calls when we go out. On the flip side you can't beat the price!

Megan B. said...

That's hilarious! I'm glad it worked out in the end.

Jess, Dust, and Wyatt said...

Sounds like NUMEROUS phone calls I used to make to my parents when they left me with my big brothers. Often times they'd come how to my grandmother who I would call and ask to come over to mediate...laughing. The best part of it all is that now we're all the best of friends and I call my parents to tell them how much I miss my brothers.

Glad to see they're already making up at such young ages. Shows what a great mama you are!

Malisa said...

Soooo funny. Where's you random 25 things list?

Kerri said...

It's on facebook. I'll think about posting it here later.

Tracy said...

ha ha!! that was totally funny - straight from a sitcom! :)