Anyway, we got that done, put up the lights, Sari began decorating the tree, I did a little house decorating, and we began watching the movie. Except in the middle of the movie my cell phone rang. It was a mom from our homeschool group. She needed a babysitter for about 45 minutes from then. Her sitter was sick with a stomach bug, and she had just gotten the message. So she was wondering could Mimi come and babysit? The thing is, Mimi hasn't ever sat for them before, in fact she barely knows them, and night was falling, and she said she didn't feel comfortable with it unless I went too.
But that ended up being the best part of my day. I got to watch my daughter watch other people's kids, and I had no responsibilities. I just sat on the couch and finished a knitting project that I had been almost done with. I loved watching the kids pummel Mimi with pillows and try to see exactly what they could get her to let them get away with (not much with me there too, LOL). So an unexpected evening that meant I got to finish my knitting project and be a fly on the wall while my daughter babysat? Best part of my day.