Adventures In Babysitting: Greg

Babysitting question: I need to have the following conversation professionally evaluated to determine if one or both of us has had a stroke. Is there a neurologist reading this who can provide a diagnosis? Alternately, it could just be that my beautiful little five year old niece is straight up gaslighting me.

ME: Is that Gekko?
HER: No, that’s Greg.
ME: Does he turn into Gekko?
HER: No.
ME: Who does Greg turn into?
HER: I don’t know.
ME: Then what is Gekko’s name?
HER: Greg.

The Great British Baking Show: Walton Edition, Episode 2 – Italian Week

Italian Week was a delicious success! From the top left going clockwise we have Mark’s fantastic stromboli, Dan’s homemade gnocchi in parmesan cream sauce, Mandy’s outstanding crème brûlée, and my extremely disappointing sun dried tomato pesto breadsticks. By unanimous agreement, Mandy won Star Baker!

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Adventures In Babysitting: Where The Deer And The Antelope Play

Babysitting question: how much Taste Of The Wild High Prairie grain-free dog food can a ten month old human ingest before medical attention becomes necessary? Same question about a dog and Kroger Italian style supreme pizza. #weareallfinehere #undercontrol

I watched my niece unsupervised for five straight days and she’s still alive. Mark and Jon calculated the risk and rolled the dice. I’m only watching two of their three kids, so if the worst happens, they still have a backup. Besides, I’m only assisting. Their grandmother is here.

Follow up babysitting question: how much dog food does a standard size dog bowl hold? The bag says it has bison in it, which means that technically she ate a healthier meal than I did. The dog has been seriously on my nerves all night so I really don’t care if it dies. But I’m kind of attached to the little human.

Update: She is happy and sound asleep. Apparently bison has both soporific and antidepressant effects on toddlers.