Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More adventures in babysitting!

So last night I spent half an hour standing in line at Sephora behind Markie Post and let me just say that if you have to stand in line at a store with the slowest customer service on earth to buy a small tub of Dirt that costs more than caviar (For that price, there should be real dirt in there!), there are worse people to be standing behind than Markie Post. Stars: they hum along to Christmas music ... JUST LIKE US!

Anyway, after I finally escaped from the mall, I went to babysit for a friend's son. Julian's nanny was at the house and she apparently didn't know who I was. I've met her before but I guess she forgot and she was told to expect Eric and obviously she was expecting the Other Eric. So she asked Julian if he knew who I was and he nodded halfheartedly. OK, good enough. She left the baby with a total stranger.

Poor little guy was not feeling well and wouldn't eat dinner. He usually wants to play with cars but, instead, he said he wanted to go "rest." Other Eric arrived and read to him for a bit in bed and finally he started talking about some Cars short where a car is on fire and has to go to the car hospital and Mater is the car doctor, or something like that. Other Eric actually knew what he was talking about. At the end of his story, Julian toppled over and started snoring.

No dinner, no bath, he didn't pee or brush his teeth, he was still dressed in jeans and he was sound asleep. Worst babysitters ever! I thought maybe I could at least change him into his pajamas without waking him up so I started undressing him. But I think he thought his mama had come home to tuck him in because at first he was half asleep and giggling a little and then he slowly woke up and opened his eyes and then he wasn't happy anymore. He was obviously thinking, "Hey, this isn't my mama. It's just some guy trying to take my pants off." So then he commanded:

Julian: "I want to be alone."

Alright, Marlene Dietrich, I'll leave you alone! Sheesh.

10 comments:

Aimee said...

OMG - LOVE that story!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!

Hope the little guy is feeling better today!

mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

Hah that was too funny. He sounds like a bright one.

lovemesometlo said...

Thanks for the giggle. And Markie Post! : )

Linda Merrill said...

That's very funny! I was having a party a few years ago and a friend put her toddler son (who didn't know me very well) in my bed to nap for a bit. I poked my head in the door to check on him and he was sitting up, looking around with no idea where he was, how he got there or who I was. The look on his face was priceless. A cross between "I vant to be alone" and MAMAAAAAAWAAAAAAHHH!!!!

Happy Holidays to all!

Eric said...

It's a CarsToons. They're brilliantly funny. I still cannot believe you didn't tell Markie Post that I rang up her purchase at The Disney Store back in the early 90s. Sheesh!

eric3000 said...

I'm sure you'll all be relieved to know mama managed to get him all ready for bed when she came home, without even waking him up, and he ate a big breakfast in the morning. So we didn't cause any permanent damage! Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

Didn't Greta Garbo say "I vant to be alone"?

It's still a cute story! :)

eric3000 said...

Yes, you're right.

Topaz29 said...

So funny! Totally ROFLOL!!! Love your blog!

eric3000 said...

Thanks!