Shock and Style

Barry and I are on our 3rd day of babysitting for Benjamin (2) and Henry (10 1/2 months), with help from Auntie Janie, too!

This morning, Benjamin’s voice woke us up at 5:30. That would be AM. The hushed whisper, “Gramma. Gramma,” alerted me to dawn as Benjamin touched my face.

“Hi, Honey,” I whispered. “Close your eyes,” I begged suggested. Ben was in bed with us and Henry was sleeping a few feet away in a porta-crib.

“Gramma. Gramma,” Ben continued, “Dora. Blues Clues. Diego. Nick.” Ben’s older brother have turned him onto NickJr. and he thinks these characters live inside my computer.

Then Barry made me realize why I love him so much (well, this and his legs). He took Ben downstairs in search of all his favorite characters. (I must say here that I was up at 3:30 Friday morning with Ben… so pleases don’t judge me if I needed a bit more sleep!)

At 7:30, I could hear Henry’s little voice. All rested and energized, I picked him up and headed downstairs. Benjamin was busy with Legos and Sponge Bob. Barry was on the couch, under a blanket. All was well with the world.

Barry got up and headed to the kitchen to make Ben’s favorite, french toast. Ben followed him, staring at Barry’s attire… a pair of black boxer shorts with a red waistband. Now, I know for certain that Benjamin has seen a sight like this before (I mean, he has a Daddy and 3 brothers!), but I guess he hasn’t seen Pop-up like this before.

He stared. He assessed. He reacted.

He went into the hall closet and came back to the kitchen with just the right accessory. Black sneakers.

Mission accomplished.

I snapped a photograph… but promised Barry I wouldn’t post too much!

We were ready for breakfast and our day.

Shock and Style was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto
SHOWHIDE Comments (3)
  1. That’s too cute Sharon!!! Sounds like you all are having an great time though with the grandbabies. It’s so great Audrey has you. I still haven’t left my girls overnight yet, and they are 6 and 4.

  2. That man is stylin! I can see why you love him so much. What a good sport. I’m glad you are still having fun. How much longer are they there for?

Shock and Style was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto