Wednesday, July 2, 2008


We hit a milestone today.

My baby went on her first babysitting job.

It's ok, you can weep. I almost did. I mean I would have if I let myself have 5 minutes to think about it.

She went with my friend who has twins that are almost 2, to the beach. She was the "mother's helper". Mind you this friend of mine, we used to live together, we have drank together, we have been through much together. It was a little surreal, her picking up K and taking her on a "job".

K came home with the biggest smile on her face and it wasn't just because of the 20 bucks. Nope, she had a blast! She played with the girls in the sand, in the water, with bubbles, ate was like a dream come true for her. I think she even came home a few inches taller!

As proud as I am of her, I am a little sad for myself. It just doesn't seem that long ago that she was 2 and B was 6 months and I had Jillian (a friend's daughter who was 11) as a Mother's helper. No matter how hard I try to live in the present, time just flies by.... I am still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up for Pete's sake!


KathyLikesPink said...

Oh, I've been there, my friend. It IS a milestone!

scargosun said...

Still trying to figure it out too. Trying to come to grips that I might not figure it out and just have fun on the way.

scargosun said...

BTW, I am going to be there in a couple weeks. YEA! I can hardly stand the wait. I was going to email you but yours isn't listed.

Unknown said...

we are on our way to the Cape now and we were just talking about how in a few years my son can maybe spend the summer and get a JOB - I remmeber his first time at the beach - was it really 12 years ago!! I am there with ya!

Wineplz said...

oh wow! that brings me back to my first babysitting jobs...kinda wish I had warmed up with Mothers Helper but no one died, so I guess I did alright. ;)

Wendi said...

The whole growing up thing is sooo
I am not ready for that milestone either!
Glad she had fun and made some cash!

Jules said...

Not been there yet (the growing up thing).... and probably won't be for a long while...... and do I HAVE to?

And I bet you remember with total clarity, like it was yesterday, when you gave birth to her. Right?

Jillian said...

Just an FYI for you, Halee is in Cali for the summer looking at colleges out there. Abby is 13 and is now paying for her own cell phone by babysitting, Brock is 11, and Sophia is 10... I am 37... Time is flying by. Love your BLOGS!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Jillie bean, so good to hear from you!!! You're still young, have another why don't you! Are you coming down her this summer? My girls LOVE when you visit!!!