Originally Posted by 4crazycats
He is a sweetie. But hes rotten to the core too.
Yeah its tough. We are so stinking attached to each other. I almost wish I wasnt so attached. I know it will be horrible for us both in the end. He spens most of his time with me. His dad comes home about an hour before his bedtime and his mom comes in after hes asleep. So shes sees him on weekends only.
I dont know how she could not be around him.
Heres a pic of him. One of my faves.
I used to babysit for a family like that. The parents were complete alcoholics though. I would have the kids in bed and they would come home being SO LOUD at like 3am when they said they would be home at 11pm, and the kids would wake up or the baby would scream and they would yell at the kids for "still being up"
That made me mad. I would put them back to sleep. There was once or twice where the kids were asleep for hours and one happened to wake up, not be able to get back to sleep and come downstairs on the couch to sit with me for a little while. It was usually fine, they would either fall asleep pretty fast and I carried them up or I would coax them back upstairs to their bed.
One time this happened and the kid was still downstairs and awake yet but half asleep. As soon as they saw the headlights pulling in the driveway, they would sit up, wike awake and terrified and bolt right back upstairs. I can't imagine a kid being that freaked out when their parents come home.
Another night the little girl was stil awake and she begged me to take her home with me right in front of her parents. they didn't even notice. I was 15 at the time and I wish I would have known better to figure out what was going on or you know, call someone. They would also insist on driving me home when I lived about 10 houses down the street. It was sad really, I was getting their newborn baby up in the morning and puttin ghim to bed at night enough that I was all he saw so he started calling me mommy. That is when I quit babysitting.
Sorry to take over this thread with my stories hehe.