I had THE best babysitting gig yesterday. I don't think you can really call it babysitting, though, if it's more like a play date crossed with an opportunity to spend some rare one-on-one time with my incredibly adorable godson, Kieran Murray. Yesterday, Kieran (whose middle name is William, so I have decided that I'm calling him K-Dub) came over at 11:45am, and Carol headed out a little before noon (she spent the afternoon at Aidan's school taking part in their "100th Day of School" celebration).
Let the fun commence!
After we spent a totally silly half hour or so playing (Sonia is simply fascinated by Kieran!), I put Kieran down for a nap in the pack & play up in a guest bedroom. After he protested for about 30 seconds, he drifted happily off to snooze land. I put Sonia down about 10 minutes later (she did not go softly into that good nap-- the poor thing has not been napping well lately!), and at 12:35pm, I headed downstairs to put together a tuna casserole for dinner.
At 1:30pm, with dinner chilling in the fridge, all bottles washed, and no pressing chores, I decided to take advantage of Sonia's longest nap in days and lay down to shut my eyes. I was convinced that the second I drifted off to sleep, one or both of the kids would wake up. NOPE! I woke with a start AN HOUR LATER! Woo hoo!!!! Kieran woke up about 2:45 (2 1/2 hour nap-- not bad, kid!), and shockingly, Sonia was still asleep. I ran upstairs to grab Kieran and he and I proceeded to spend a really fun 45 minutes playing by ourselves. How handsome is this little dude?!?
Sonia woke up at 3:30, and Kieran and I went to greet Sleeping Beauty. I still can't believe she slept for 3 hours!!!! That might be her longest nap ever. Carol, Aidan, and Sophie showed up at our house about 4pm when I was finishing up feeding Sonia a bottle and being entertained by The Kieran Show, and then we all got to play together for a while. Plus, Carol brought me leftover chocolate chip cookie bars. I'm telling you, it was the best afternoon ever!
I told Carol that Kieran can come over any afternoon he wants to share his napping mojo with The Great Sosini (and me!).