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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thank God for SILs

My SIL, Care-Bear, is visiting us for a few days this week.  Her trip is uber-short (don't you hate it when people use "uber"? it's so pretentious, isn't it?  I uber-hate it!).  She arrived yesterday and leaves tomorrow, but we're always pleased that she can fit a visit with us into her jet-set lifestyle -- earlier in the week she met Will Ferrell (and had the restraint to not ask him for "more cowbell"); so by my logic, that makes us comparable to movie stars. 

Even though her trip is short, I still took advantage of her eager-beaver attitude about being with the kids, and I escaped for a run this morning.  I took Caleb with me so that she was only harnessed with Norah (who L-O-V-E-S her auntie; she follows her around the whole time Care-Bear visits), and we had a nice 3 miler.  He fell asleep; I plodded along.  It was glorious.

Plus, when I got home she wanted both kids, and I got to shower in peace!  I tell ya, she's worth her weight in gold!

8 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

Did she streak the Quad with Will? Peaceful shower, isn't that suppose to be a Calgon moment????? HA

James said...

I always enjoy when family is around and I can get away without worries.

fancy nancy said...

Lol!!! I love what TNT coach Ken said!!! What a valuable SIL!!! Glad you got to get clean in peace!

Carolina John said...

YES. Having family stay with you is the best. My niece spent the whole summer with us and now that she's old enough to babysit we took full advantage of it. Even last weekend, my mom came up and kept the kids while we went to the OBX. it rocks.

Krissy said...

Gotta love an extra set of hands!! It is AWESOME! And so is your SIL if she has met Will Ferrell in my book.

Marlene said...

Yay for SILs! Enjoy! Sounds like win-win to me.

lee said...

My dermatologist used the word uber when I went to see her a few weeks ago. I was like, "really?"

Nicole said...

Love family babysitters I mean visitors.
Nice job on the pace in the previous post.