Scrapbook: Babysitting Kingston

9 Aug

Forgive the lack of words here lately. I’ve been experiencing an unpleasant flare up of my Crohn’s disease and it’s left me depleted. I’m doing all the things I know to do that generally helps my body back to its own state of normal, but sometimes these things take time. I’m trying to be patient with me.

Recently my bestie and her husband worked on the arduous task of dismantling their entire house and moving all of their worldly possessions into a new home a few miles away. Really, just thinking about moving makes me tired, so I figured the least I could do is babysit their son for them for a few hours.

All of this happened, however, while my husband was out of town, which makes me insane for volunteering to watch two toddlers all by myself. Kingston immediately got to work breaking all the things:

Ha! I got news for you, kid! I have cats and a toddler myself, so all the things that could be destroyed already have been. Long ago.  Take that, Danger Baby!

When I asked Isobel what she was doing in this picture, she responded, “Exercise.”


I hope Kingston had as much fun as we did. Isobel and I slept very well that night.

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10 Responses to “Scrapbook: Babysitting Kingston”

  1. K August 9, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    What is with toddlers and exercise? Ezra will do laps around the inside of our house and tell us he’s doing exercise too.

    I want to tell him to just wait until he’s 35 and beaten down. Then exercise won’t be so fun.

    But that just seems kind of not nice.

    • LittleBig August 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

      That’s hilarious! I know she sees my husband exercise all the time so we’ve explained the concept to her. It’s funny that she interprets exercise to mean something really weird and uncomfortable.

  2. TheBlackStar (@TheBlackStar) August 9, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    He isn’t actually trying to break things, he just wants a job in quality control some day, so he is just checking things for it’s durability. 😛

    • LittleBig August 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

      Although he’d have a long and very successful career in quality control, and think both you and I can agree that a job like that really isn’t *dangerous* enough for him.

      • TheBlackStar (@TheBlackStar) August 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

        I think that depends on what he is testing, right? Maybe he wants to test those cannons they fire people out of, or be a test pilot, or who knows what insane and dangerous things. Though I guess that is a little less actual QC. *shrug*

      • LittleBig August 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

        OMG! You are totally right. I’d get a life insurance policy for him now. You know, to lock in the low rate.

      • TheBlackStar (@TheBlackStar) August 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

        Probably, last night while he acted like the maniac he is, he flipped over the arm of one of our living room chairs and landed on his face. He actually took it rather well, somehow I think he managed to just scare the shit out of himself much more than actually hurt himself.

      • LittleBig August 19, 2011 at 6:54 am #

        Falling on your face accidentally is pretty terrifying. Poor li’l dude. 😦

  3. han_nahj August 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    I’m pretty sure in the 2nd to last photo Isobel is thinking “Kingston. You don’t *have* to smile whenever she points the camera at you.”

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