Saturday, February 28, 2009

If two is good, six is better

Tonight Mary Clare will have not one, but six babysitters. And that would be six adult babysitters, no less.

We are finally going out to celebrate the guys' great golf victory, and my parents kindly offered to watch Mary Clare at our house. A few days after making the arrangements, my mom asked if we would mind if their friends Helen and Carl came along so they could all play cards. No problem, of course. The fact that my parents are coming over to St. Louis is a huge help, as it saves us from packing up Mary Clare's gear and possibly forgetting something, like oh, say her bottles. That's right. Bottles. When she went to Chip's parents' house last weekend, we packed everything but food for our child. Oops. Oh well, at least we remembered to bring her.

Fast forward a few days, and my mom informs me that their friends Mike and Marge are now coming along as well, and they're going to dinner beforehand at Mangia Italiano. As we finalized plans this morning, my mom also threw in that after dinner they might have to cruise by Ted Drewes for frozen custard, and that I should put out coasters so their drinks don't leave ring marks on the table. Yes! I know! However, no additional babysitters were mentioned, so I think we're holding at six.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to hide the liquor and hit an ATM. Paying for six adult babysitters could get a little pricey.

1 comment:

  1. Funny how the tables have turned, your parents are using your big night out as an excuse to host a party in your house. Just think, a few short years ago it was the other way around and the Thole girls were hosting sophisticated parties in Highland. I assume so...you know, since I didn't know you then.

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