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Randomiminitiness [Nov. 20th, 2008|09:01 pm]
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--It's sad commentary on society when you have to advise a friend to treat his co-workers as if they were petulant 4-year-olds instead of adults.

--We are keeping friends' almost 5-year-old and 6-month-old overnight tomorrow so that they can have a date night. After this, they will have a life debt to us that includes breaking us out of a Tijuana jail.

--It's a statement of true love that, though Ferrett was thrashing all night long and kept waking me up just on the brink of sleep (a state from which I have a hard time getting back to sleep at all), when he accidentally flopped a pillow on my head at 4am, waking what was finally actual sleep, and I snarled that I was going to go sleep in the guest room, I couldn't actually stand the thought of leaving and cuddled up to him again.

--Wow, am I tired today.

--Due to the combination of tired + babysitting duty, I'm going to bed early. Like, now.

Goodnight, LJ.

[User Picture]From: aiela
2008-11-21 02:15 am (UTC)
Sleep well. And what an appropriate icon!
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[User Picture]From: blackcoat
2008-11-21 02:34 am (UTC)
I still maintain that one of the only reasons that I put up with most of Megan's bullshit was that, when she slipped into bed one night, early in our relationship, and I threw her into the wall and woke up, she didn't say anything bad, accepted my (very, very sincere) apologies, and wouldn't let me go sleep on the couch.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-21 02:28 pm (UTC)
That will create a lasting guilt....
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[User Picture]From: blackcoat
2008-11-21 03:47 pm (UTC)
It wasn't so much 'guilt', after all I had warned her (as I warn all people who are going to be actually *SLEEPING* with me) that the bed needs to be jostled and I need to have open eyes before you get into bed with me.[1]
It was more "wow. She actually accepted responsibilty for dealing with my prickly bits that are well outside the norm in a semi-sane[2] fashion. Can't let this one get away!"

[1] Trauma from childhood bullshit.
[2] Well, no. The semi-sane fashion would have been: "If you can't have someone get into bed with you, you need more therapy."
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[User Picture]From: areawoman
2008-11-21 02:59 am (UTC)
I can't imagine watching someone else's 6-month-old. My own is bad enough!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-21 02:33 pm (UTC)
She is a very even-tempered baby, and they are our dearest friends.

And hey. Even under worst-case-scenario circumstances, I can survive 24 hours of damned near anything. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: katspaw156
2008-11-21 03:10 am (UTC)

I draw the line at foreign countries

To get broken out of a Tijuana jail you must take the girls for no less than 3 nights. ;-0
Love ya
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-21 02:34 pm (UTC)

Re: I draw the line at foreign countries

LOL! For now, we'll take our chances with the Tijuana jail, then. But you know there will come a day in the future....
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[User Picture]From: chant_1
2008-11-21 03:25 am (UTC)
Oh, but you are a forgiving soul!

Good luck with the kids!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-21 02:35 pm (UTC)
Mostly I am a cuddle-whore. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2008-11-21 04:07 am (UTC)
To quote you: "--It's sad commentary on society when you have to advise a friend to treat his co-workers as if they were petulant 4-year-olds instead of adults."

You and I have the same friends?
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2008-11-21 05:03 am (UTC)
It finally dawned on me that I was giving some of my fellow human way too much credit. Some people just want you to tell them what they want to hear, and if you don't do that, they will throw a temper tantrum and make you pay for daring to say something they didn't want to hear.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-21 02:37 pm (UTC)
Alas, no. It would be lovely to think that there is only one set of coworkers out there who must be treated thus. But the world is filled with them, I fear.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2008-11-21 02:26 pm (UTC)
I left a nanny job with a petulant, nasty, mean four yr. old. Told the Mom he was abusive and I couldn't/wouldn't take any more. I shudder to think what he will be when he's grown.

Good on 'ya, helping out somebody by taking their young kids for a night. We had dear friends who used to swap weekend duty once in a while, and it was heaven to get away from the CONSTANT "Mommy, I need...". Strangely enough, when it was our turn to take theirs, my kids were so busy having fun with live-in playmates, that it was easier than usual!

I love my Honey, but we have a King size bed because he is so restless. Now that my sleep is poorer (leg cramps, etc.), I go to the couch many nights for a few solid hours. I don't think I'd be able to be so forgiving of being kept awake or being woken.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-21 03:03 pm (UTC)
Oh believe me, when my kids were little we had a regular parade of kids through the house spending the night. Two kids of the same age are MUCH easier to care for than one because of the playmate factor.

And if it was a nightly thing, it would definitely change the situation. But it's rare, and last night we slept peacefully.

As for the Bad Seed you nannied, I too shudder to imagine....
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