Monday, June 20, 2011

Trial Parenting

We are blessed to have friends who have children.  Not just children.  Children they are willing to loan to us so we can practice parenting.  They get a night off while we watch them, so it's win-win really.  We started easy, watching beautiful Addie one evening, only thirty minutes of which she was awake.  It was a good introduction.  Hubs got to bottle feed a baby and hear that cry, right before she fell asleep and we watched TV for the rest of the night.  Just like parenting.

Note the sarcasm.

Last weekend, we took it up a notch.  Or should I say three.  We watched three kids ages two, four, and six.  Yeah, a few notches.  It was so much fun and we only lost them once. Just kidding.  We did learn some valuable lessons, though.  Like family roles:  Jess = cuddler of all small ones.  E = the fun one.  I could have guessed it.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

True, he isn't always funny.  He can be sweet and endearing to the kiddos.  Take note of the final night of Kids Club...

Since we're only a day away from Father's Day, I will say I look forward to seeing Eric as a dad.  And, yes, I think the practice with other people's kids is good. I'm glad he can make them laugh, even if I officially become the serious parent as a side effect.

Because the truth is...he makes me laugh, too.

1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet. You guys will be amazing parents!