Today was a new experience for me, as my readers already know I’ve got two kids under two Jack 22 months and Mikey 11 months, there is just 10.5 months between them! So they are a handful on their own, but today I babysat my friend Ellen’s children Ava 21 months and Jack 6 months (Yes two Jack’s at once, confused yet?).
So with 4 kids under 2 I was prepared for a hectic day! Was it hectic? Yes! But…I loved every minute of it!
I know it was only a day looking after 4 kids, so in no way do I think it will be that easy to have 4 kids 24/7, I have 2 kids already so I know each day with them is different, but still, I am proud of my self for pulling today off!
So the day started with a room full of toys for all ages so the kids could get used to each other, then they all eat lunch together.
Then I decided to give baby Jack and Mikey some time to play without the bigger ones trampling all over them, so big Jack and Ava sat in high chairs drawing pictures, I’m all for fun with crayons but they can have just as much fun learning to draw on paper in their high chair instead of the two of them decorating my walls.
Mikey then wanted a bit of time in his baby walker, so baby Jack went in his door bouncer. Big Jack and Ava had fun in the garden with powdered paint, they covered towels in it and painted each other with brushes! They loved the colours and the textures of it!
Followed by a warm bath, some Peppa Pig and a nice hot meal, it was a successful day!