Cancel the Babysitter

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Earlier on in the week…

John: Cancel the babysitter. Shelley and I will look after the girls. We’re back on the road the next day and who knows when we’ll have another opportunity to have them all to ourselves?

Sunday 5:00 PM…

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John, Shelley, Taylor (five) and Mia (one): Byeeeeee! Have a good time at the wedding. Love you. Don’t worry.

John:  Shelley! Does Mia have too much pizza in her mouth?

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Shelley: Holy cow!!! She sure does. Looks like she’s storing the cheese and pepperoni in her cheeks. Are you a chipmunk Mia? Open your mouth Mia. Let Auntie Shelley take some of that… Yeeoowwww!!!

5:30 PM…

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Taylor: Yayyyy! I won Candy Land.

John: Awww…. I didn’t win.

Taylor: It’s OK Uncle John. Next time you’ll get better cards.

6:00 PM…

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Mia: Poo! Auntie Shallreeee! Poo!

Shelley: Oh dear God! No. Please don’t Mia. No. No. No. No. Wait until mommy’s home. There’s a good girl. Sniff. Oh no….. Jaaahhhhhn, Mia wants you.

6:30 PM…

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7:30 PM…

Taylor: Is it time for my movie? It is time for my snack?

Mia: I hungeee. Mia hungee.

Shelley: Cartoons and snacks it is. A bowl of Cheerios. No milk. Go John go.

Taylor: Auntie Shelley I’m sooo thirsty. Please can I have some milk.

Shelley: Mommy says no milk. If you have milk, you might pee…

Taylor: But I’m soooo thirsty.

John: (Sing song voice) Here’s your Cheerios. MMmmmmm good. Uncle John wishes he has Cheerios without any milk.

Taylor: But Uncle John, I WANT MILK!!!!!!  I WANT… Hey. These are good Cheerios. This one tastes like chocolate. This one tastes like candy. This one tastes like…

John: Oh. Oh. I gave them the wrong ones. Quick. Distract them and I’ll make a switch.

Shelley: Taylor, time for your medicine. I’ll hold your bowl while you take your medicine.

MIa: Mia medishin. Mia medischin.

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Shelley: No medicine for Mia.

MIa: Mia Medishin. MIA MEDISCHIN!!

Taylor: Auntie Shelley, Mia doesn’t understand. She’s little. (High Voice) Mia. You don’t need medicine because you don’t have a bad bum like I do. See.

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7:50 PM…

John: Taylor’s passed out on your lap. I’ll take her up.

Shelley: Wait until Mia falls asleep. Listen.

Mia: Hellllllloooooooo Miaaaaaa. Hellllllloooooooo Miaaaaaa. Mommy. Mommy. Auntie Shallreee. Rolly polly. Rolly polly. T. T. Daddy. Daddy. Kumaaaaaaaa. Uncle Jahhhhnnnnnnnn. Nyah. Nyah. Twinkle twinkle little star. Paddy cake. Paddy caaaaake. Hellllllloooooooo Miaaaaaa……… Hellllllloooooooo Miaaaaaa……… Mia…. Mommy…… Mommy……. Auntie Shallreee…….. Rolly polly……… Rolly polly……… T. T. ……….Daddy. Daddy………… Kumaaaaaaaa…………. Uncle Jahhhhnnnnnnnn……………Nyah. Nyah………….. Twinkle twinkle little star…………………. Paddy…………………. cake…………………. Paddy caa………………….aaake……………………………………………………. Helllllll………………. oooooooooo………………….. oooo…………………………. ooo…………………………… o………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

8:00 PM…

Shelley: Now. Slowly. Be careful. Don’t wake her.

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John: We won’t worry about brushing her teeth.

Shelley: Nope.

John: Toilet?

Shelley: Not on the list. We’re good.

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Shelley and John

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