I forgot how exhausting chasing after little ones can be!! I watched my nieces two little boys yesterday because her regular babysitter was on vacation. Drew is 3 and Nick is 2 and boy are they busy little bees!
My daughter, Kory, who has Down Syndrome, was so excited for them to come. She wanted to help babysit them and was very good playing with them, athough sometimes she got them a little too riled up! She was playing monster with them and chasing them around. And how my 17 year old son could sleep through all of the roaring and screaming and the laughing and giggling, is beyond me!!! He slept through all of the noise!
Luckily, I kept some of my kids' toys from when they were little, so it was nice to have something that little ones can play with when they come to visit. We had so much fun playing with trains and tractors. We built a fort with a sheet that they had a blast playing under!!
We went outside for a little while and kicked a ball around and swung on the swing under the trees. They tried playing basketball, but the hoop was way too high for them and they would get to laughing at their failed attempts. I decided to taking the ball playing back on to the grass because they were laughing so hard that they were stumbling going after the ball and I was afraid one of them was going to fall on the concrete and scrape their knee.
We made peanut butter cookies with chocolate & peanut butter chips after lunch. Drew was a big help adding ingredients and stirring, but Nick just wanted to play with a bowl of water that was in my sink! They were excited when they got to take some home to their mommy and daddy!
Kory kept skipping out on me throughout the day by going to her room and listening to her music. She would get them so riled up and then when it got to be too much for her, she'd leave. Thanks a lot, Kory! LOL Later in the day, I found her laying on the couch because she was "tired". She was a little grumpy because "the boys were annoying her"!! I told her that if they bothered her that much, she should go to her own room to lay down. I had to laugh because she gets up, says "Fine!" and then stomps to her room mad (she can be very dramatic!). She comes back out about 10 minutes later and starts chasing them around again! So much for being tired and annoyed!!
I was exhausted after they went home! I kept dozing off on the couch at 8:30 then gave up and went to bed at 9:00! I think I fell asleep before my head even hit the pillow! But it was worth it, we had so much fun!
Oh, and my son said that "tired and annoyed" Kory stayed up until 11:00! :0)