I narrowly avoided diaper duty with the SuperNurse’s Number One Son’s bee-you-tee-full daughter. Boychik was there – at our first ever baybee-sitting duties – and man, that chicklet is AMAZING with babbies. Tender, attentive & adoring. Boychik is a natural with kidlets. By comparison I am a freak of nature: I’m certain I’m gonna accidently squish them or they’ll be abducted by Mongol hoards due to my boundless incompetence. I did not get the gene most women have. You know the one: the one that ensures adequate estrogen and the concurrent maternal giftset. I dazzle myself with my artlessness. Fancy being as old as the Canadian Sheild and having no diaper training. Astonishing, isn’t it?
We hemmed their new drapes in the family room. Six times. It was not my fault. Like I said earlier…SuperNurse (aka Crunchy Granola Earth Muffin) was in charge of measuring. Even with Boychik’s measure twice and cut once admonitions we still goofed.
That lead to swapping stories about who did shop and home economics in school. What a hoot! (I admit that I like playing with saws and boards and the smell of sawdust is intoxicating.)
But shop and sewing fall under the same rules: I defer to the expertise of others. Tell me what to pin or cut or measure and I’ll cheerfully comply. I leave the thinking to the experts. Use me.
(Some conditions may apply.)
I’ll bet you were wondering how the dinner for Birthday Boy went. It was hilarious! He is so smitten with his cute girlfriend he only took photographs of her. Or had us take pictures of the two of them.
Boys are dumb.
I’m the only one who knows how old he really is and I’m not telling. But my husband is two years younger than him. *chortle*
IMPORTANT SHOE UPDATE
SuperNurse and I have sourced a shoe guy who will fix all the cute pointy toed shoes I may wish to purchase or currently own that have treacherous heels. I have a new pair of shoes in his capable hands as we speak! He’s converting those nasty kitten heels to a stacked heel. I’m going to be stylish but safe. Well, as safe as a minx like me can be in cute shoes.
I’ll be sure to take a photo of them as soon as I get them back.