Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Babysitting Disaster

I've FINALLY got my babysitting pictures up! Sorry for the wait!

When I first arrived, I was greeted by two five-year-olds taking turns on a bike. Nothing evil about that, right? That's what I thought, too. I didn't suspect five-year-old evil geniuses at all...

When they noticed me, the boy hopped off his bike and the girl ran over excitedly.
"Hi babysitter-lady!" The boy said. "I'm Zach, and this is my twin sister, Faye!"
"Hi!" Faye responded sweetly. "I'm Faye. What's your name?"

I sat down to be at their eye level, laughed in a not-suspicious-of-five-year-old-evil-geniuses-at-all kind of way, and introduced myself. "What do you two want to do?"

"Play on the playground!" They both yelled at the same time. The two "angels" *cough cough* evil geniuses *cough cough* jumped on their tricycle and raced away.

 Their "playground" was a huge wooden deathtrap with one plastic swing and an unbalanced slide. The whole thing was crawling with ants, and did not really scream "play" as much as "I'd rather eat dirt off the ground than play on that thing...".

"I want to go on the swing! Push me Saoirse!" Faye called while Zach headed for the slide.
"But," I complained, "it's so high!"

"Pleeeaaaase!" Faye whined. I sighed and gave in. I pulled her swing back, ran forward, and gave her the biggest underdog I could manage. She squealed with happiness until...

...she flew off the swing and hit the ground with a loud thump!

"Look what you did babysitter-lady! You killed her!" Cried a petrified Zach. He snapped out of his shock before I did, and ran over to try and wake up his "dead" sister.

I finally walked over, trying not to sound as freaked out as I really was. If it weren't for the rise and fall of her chest, I might have though she was dead, too! Her eyes were closed and her arms and legs were at odd and probably unconfortable angles. "She's not dead, just...fainted. She'll probably wake up in a few minutes. Let's sit and wait for a while, see if she opens her eyes."

After waiting for twenty minutes with no results, I gave in. "Zach, I think I'm going to have to call your mom." I sighed, knowing I would never get to babysit again.

"Wait! I think I hear her car!"

Suddenly, something bizarre happened. Zach started to smile, and Faye opened her eyes. Before I could react, they both started laughing histarically, and Faye sat up and exclaimed, "Fooled you!"
I couldn't believe it! Instead of yelling at them, telling them how worried I was and how disappointed I am like a bunch of my teachers do, I stormed off. When their mom saw me, I acted as though nothing happened, grabbed my pay rather rudely, and stomped home.

There is absolutely NO WAY I am ever babysitting those two again! Has anyone else had a similar experience, where they were tricked by, say, two five-year-old evil geniuses?


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! My dad and I picked a flowering tree out for my mom, and she said that she loves it! I tried to climb it, but Dad said I would break it. What does he know?!

Later today my mom's mom (in other words, my grandma) is coming over, and Dad is making clam chowder and lobster sandwiches! I'm a bit more excited for the food than seeing my grandma...but don't let her know that I said that! ;)

Are you doing anything special for Mother's Day?

I'll have the pictures up from my first--and, uh, possibly last...--time babysitting soon! Sorry to keep you waiting!!!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Meet My Friends!

My friends have been begging me to introduce them, so here they are!

This is Josefina. She was really shy when I first met her, but became super friendly when I got to know her. She's one of the nicest and happiest people I know!  She's Mexican, so her first language is Spanish. Her family lives on a rancho, or ranch, and she even owns a goat named Sombrita!

This is Kaya. She's a member of the Nimiipuu, or Nez Perce tribe, and is even fluent in its language! She may look quiet, but Kaya is super outgoing, stubborn, and brave! She has a really pretty horse named Steps High, a foal named Sparks Flying, and a dog called Tatlo.

I'll let you in on a secret: Kaya and Josefina are time travelers! Josefina spends most of her time in 1824, and Kaya used to live in 1764, but has lived with Josefina ever since about a year ago when she lost her tribe. They time travel to the present to go to school, and visit me!

In other news, I got my first baby sitting job! I start work next weekend. I'm not sure whether I should be excited or nervous! Have you ever had a job before?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Have a Penpal!

I'm so excited! A few weeks ago I got my very own penpal! Her name is Julie, and she's super nice! She's in 6th grade and plays the violin. I wonder if she can teach me how to play it someday?

Here's a picture that her mom, Madeline, took of her. I can't wait to get her next e-mail!