Thursday, 12 March 2009

Adventures in Babysitting

There are tonnes of perks to my babysitting job. Babysitting a building that is....

First of all buildings don't :
  1. cry in the middle of the night
  2. need diaper changing
  3. insist that you take them to the park for the 50th time where you have to pretend to enjoy yourself
  4. turn their noses up at a meal you just made even though last week it was their favorite
  5. talk back to you
  6. fight with a sibling
  7. start running away when, you tell them, that its time to go home so you are forced to chase, with a younger sibling in tow, while everyone around you is laughing because they are all thinking..."better her than me"
For the most part, buildings sit quietly minding their P's and Q's. But best of all, many times they are open 24/7, so the majority of the time I am babysitting during silent hours when this building contains only a handful of people.

Do you have any idea how much knitting you can get done during a 12 hour shift? I even bought myself a laptop with a DVD player to watch movies while I'm at work.

This is me getting ready for a silent hour shift.....uniform? to read?...check...movies to watch?...check...knitting project?...CHECK.....

There is a downside, believe it or not. Now that I'm earning more money than I've done in a LONG time, my yarn budget has grown considerably. While on the surface, this may not appear to be a problem, it is in fact, a big problem. I can buy yarn much quicker than I can knit so eventually my stash may overwhelm me or worse....DH will notice it.

I'm off to find more hiding places......

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Nancy said...

Ok, you had me fooled for a minute.
I thought you took up babysitting now. Your job sounds like on great thing. Keep hiding the yarn and having fun.

Kathy said...

I think I need to scour the want ads looking for buildings who's parents will be away for a while so I can get in on this gig, too! It sounds like the perfect job.

And ass for the extra cash, now's the time to start buying stash from its original country. Irish wool, Australian wool, New Zealandish wool... you get the idea. And if you need a sherpa, you know who to call!

MadMad said...

Well, in my house it would be with the cleaning supplies!