Friday, March 07, 2008
... is my oldest sister making her 3 years older than me. She has 5 kids and is therefore my go-to person when I really have no idea what I'm doing as a mother. A story that comes to mind takes place a few years ago.
I was asked to play the piano for a stake baptism even though I had a nursing baby and an 18 month old! I warned them to ask someone else, I was not paying a babysitter to watch my kids so I could play for 5 minutes. "Everyone" else (in the stake) had been asked and they were all out of town.
I showed up at the baptism early and dressed, though my kids were in jammies. I sat down to play when they began SCREAMING! And why shouldn't they... no one was watching them! It took about 3 minutes for the leaders to "let" me go. They had "just realized" someone else could play. Totally embarrassing and annoying!
So I left and went to Costco, the only place to go where the kids fit in the cart comfortably and get free snacks:) I was on the phone with Rebecca as I pulled up and told her what happened. To my surprise she just had the same experience, but her kids were,
"in back with gameboys (they were the well behaved ones), 2 year old running down the halls screaming 'ready or not, here I come' and slamming doors, Brendan trying to take his clothes off while I try to play and hold him close to me with one leg, and Sierra in back LOUDLY saying, 'Mom, what do you want me to do?! You said watch them but nobody is listening to me!'"
And that's what I love about my sister, her ability to relate to all my embarrassing life stories. Her stories are more eventful with 5 kids though... you should write a book Rebecca! I'd read it and I'd laugh too:)
This picture was just sent to me from her. She moved to Texas from Utah just in time to escape the snow... and it snows in Texas!!! HA! Happy snow days Rebecca:)