To this point we have either had family watch the little man, or we haven’t done anything. Since Grammy and Pappy have been at the house this year, we have sorta had some built in babysitters in the house which has been really nice. Laura found a daycare that we have used a few times that allowed us to go and enjoy Buckeye games at the bar or a dinner and a movie, but this was the first time that all available family was going to be at the event.
Earlier in the spring I went to play golf and was paired up with a few girls and a guy. The two girls, sisters, are in high school and as we were playing we started discussing family stuff and work stuff and of course the Lil’ Man pictures started coming out. They thought he was absolutely adorable, so the discussion turned to babysitting.
We tried a few times to use them, but schedules werent working out. This last weekend Laura and her parents had a choir concert so we needed someone to watch Coop since we knew he couldnt make it through the whole concert. I called one of the sisters and got a hold of Ellie.
Her mom brought her over and then her mom, standing in the doorway, asked if he gave hugs. OF COURSE HE DOES! Itold him to go give her a hug and Lil’ Man walked right over to her and gave her a big old hug…she melted.
Ellie and Coop started right in on the playtime…blocks, puzzles, books, disney channel….and off I went. When the concert was over I texted Ellie to let her know we would be a little late after dinner and she responded “thats perfectly fine, I LOVE HIM!!” (with the exclamation points). When we got back to the house she couldn’t stop talking about how affectionate he was. She said he was a hugging machine.
Lets just say I think we have found a babysitter to use when we have the urge to go out. First time success. He liked having her over and she enjoyed her time with Lil ‘Man.