But seriously. We rarely remember to change the oil in our car. We sometimes forget to check the mail for a week at a time. I can't even do that thing all moms know how to do where you peel an apple with a knife in one long strand. You know what I'm talking about, right? It's like the universal sign of being a good mom. I've even practiced with a little paring knife and an apple, but I just can't do it.
(Speaking of mail, now that I type this, I realize we never checked the mail once during our entire stay at my parents' house. See? This is what I mean. We're so not qualified. Sorry dad!)
So naturally, knowing we'd be the worst babysitters and house sitters in the world, we accepted the offer. And then we took it upon ourselves to see how many family rules and routines we could destroy in one long weekend. Bedtime? Cleaning jobs? Dessert restrictions? Screen time restrictions? Out the window!
We had the best time. We don't get to spend nearly the amount of time with our family as we want, so we soaked in the ability to just hang out and watch movies with them. We taste-tested recipes, went on a hike, slept in, and had the most delicious banana chocolate chip pancakes in the world.
So. Much. Food. So bad for us... but yet so good :)
Nicko and Jason are such good friends, and it makes me happy. Of course their definition of friend is anyone who will play on the tablet with them..... but still.
Look how grown up and pretty Emma is!
I love this view so much.
So basically, if I were to give advice on how to be the worst babysitters and houseguests in the world, I'd tell you to disregard routines and rules, make as many treats as you can, stay up way too late, and don't bring in the mail. The key is to frantically clean up everything half an hour before the family gets home, so you can pretend it was clean all along! :)