Monday, September 20, 2010

Xantippe's babysitting business

Here are some things that have been happening:
  • C has really taken to Fawlty Towers. Not all of the episodes are kid-appropriate, but my husband and C have been watching Basil the Rat with great enjoyment.
  • I've just started listening to Jane Austen's Emma. I wasn't really looking forward to listening to this one (it's very long and Emma can be annoying and obtuse), but the opening chapter is very good, and I'm looking forward to the slow unwinding of the various mysteries in the novel.
  • The kids have started listening to Anne of Avonlea.
  • The babysitting business has really caught fire this week. This morning, I was taking care of a baby with an earache whose mother thought he should stay home from daycare today and I had him for 5 hours. Later this week, I'll have a 4-year-old with a speech delay for 3.5 hours and a toddler for 2.5 hours. Not to count my chickens before they hatch, but that's $121 before taxes. It's a very nice addition to our house fund, allowing for taxes and my desire to renew our children's museum membership a couple of weeks earlier than planned. I'm quite wiped out, though, and am looking forward to spending tomorrow on untaxing solo activities like grocery shopping or going through a closet or writing a book review.

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