Babysittin fools

{I promise if you can make it through this whole post it will be worth it}

Last week Am and I were asked to babysit for a friend of a friend. We obviously accepted and were excited to spend time around kiddos. Well we showed up to the house (keep in mind.. not knowing anyone there).. and literally  walked into a mad house. Turns out the family was only down here for the weekend; grandparents, siblings, grandchildren, and all. The two grandchildren (ages 3 yr, and 18 months) were SCREAMING bloody murder. It was apparent that they were NOT happy about their mother leaving and both were having complete breakdowns. awesome. The mother ran out the door (ya know one of those situations where she just had to leave or else it would get worse).. and 2 minutes later, there we stood. Alone. In some random house. with two tantrum throwing toddlers.

I headed toward the 3 year old boy, and tried to take his mind off his mom leaving, all while Ammon headed toward the 18 month old girl screaming while eating (more like covered in) a chocolate donut. After a few minutes of no change, I looked at Am and we immediately knew that maybe we should switch. So switch we did. While i cleaned up the little tot, [still screaming nonetheless] ammon somehow miraculously got the little boy to calm down. WTH. 

Finally after about ten minutes they both settled down. These two kids were CUTIES. seriously. The boy, Owen, was BOY through and through. All he wanted to do was tackle and wrestle with Ammon. It was the cutest thing ever. And the little girl, Leela, was as prissy as an 18 month old girl can get. She had her little fake makeup bag, with fake blowdryer (yes it did turn on, and yes i had the same one when i was little) comb, and curling iron. She would not let those things out of her sight! She had her little lipstick, and if the lid wasn't on she would flip! "LID LID LID?" It was so tender. She would just sit there as I pretended to do her hair, and all the while Ammon was getting plummeted into the ground. Hilarious. These kids were adorable to say the least.

We turned on Ice Age, and 5 minutes later I look over and see this:
We were both exhausted..this was the night of moving day :)

Tell me it is not the sweetest thing you have ever seen? Keep in mind these kids had only known us for a few hours. Poor Owen was dead asleep for the whole movie, and cute Leela fought and fought her sleepiness. She sat on my lap wide eyed, but yet so exhausted she couldn't even keep her head up.

I will tell you.. the cutest thing of the whole night was when momma walked in the door. There Leela sat, half asleep on my lap, and as soon as the door opened, "Momma! Momma" in her cute little binky filled mumbled 1 year old language. When her mom finally walked through the door.. She literally burst into tears and started bawling all over again, saying "mommy! Mommy!". She was SO happy to see her mom, and I could tell her mom felt the exact same. It was the most tender moment ever. I cannot wait to have that for myself someday. But for now, I just like watching my cute husby play with little kids. They absolutely LOVE him, and although they can never say his name (we've heard it all.. from Abmon, to Ashley, to Am-MONE, to Amos) he is always the favorite. That's why we are ecstatic that we have been called to teach in primary again.. this time, the 6 year olds!


  1. ok everytime i see a long post from you and you put {read it its worth it} i'm always like ok... it better be ;) and it ALWAYS is. that is so freaking cute! the blow dryer in his hand a little boy sleeping next to him is so cute. oh and brayden and i totally have the 6-7 year olds for primary too! starting in Jan! haha i'm not very good w/ kids though.. but brayden is thank goodness. we will have some similar stories to share! cant wait ;D

  2. my favorite part is the stickers on his hand. so adorable. it's funny how attractive it is to see our grown men play dress up/super heroes/wrestle huh? and SO rewarding to have won over tantrum throwing kids!


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