Babysitters NOT Wanted

When Cody and I were waiting for our house to finish being built, we lived with a friend.  Turns out I have more in common with this friend, Ryan, than I do with my own husband.  Anyway, last year, Ryan and his girlfriend got engaged and they’re getting married in November.  I want to attend the wedding and support Ryan, but we’re in a bit of a pickle… no kids allowed at the wedding.

Now, I totally get this.  In fact, for our wedding, we made the same call.  We faced a lot of drama because of this decision, but we stuck to it and I don’t regret it one bit.  So, I’m not upset that Ryan and his fiance made the same choice.

What we would do is try to find someone we trust to watch the babies while we go to the ceremony, come home and see the babies, go back for the reception and then come home and relieve the babysitters.  We can’t do this, however, because Ryan and his fiance are getting married about 3 hours away from home….

So we have a problem.  do we……:

A) Go to the wedding and bring the babies on the 3 hour drive to Niagara.  Once there, leave them with Cody’s parents in a hotel room where we can come back between ceremony and reception to see the babes?  After the reception, we can just bring the babies back to our room.

B) Go to the wedding but leave the babies at home with Cody’s parents. We could leave the reception a little early so we are not leaving the babies with Cody’s parents over night?

C) Go to the wedding and stay overnight while Codys parents babysit?

D) Say eff it and skip the wedding?

We floated the idea of Cody’s parents coming with us to Niagara so that they could watch the princesses while we attended the wedding.  Cody’s dad then said no, but he’d love to babysit at their house.  I am not letting that happen. Regardless of what we decide, our kids will only be watched at our house. Last night, Cody told me that his dad saw him at work and presented him with a “counteroffer”.

Hold the phone. These people better know there are no compromises or counteroffers when it comes to my decisions regarding my kids. 

Anyway, I guess my father-in-law and mother-in-law figured out that I wouldn’t want my girls to stay overnight at their house, so he suggested to Cody that they babysit at our house overnight while we went to the wedding and spent the night in Niagara.  As soon as Cody presented this “offer” to me I knew I was not comfortable with this.

It is also unfortunate that there is no one else we could really ask to come with us to Niagara. In addition to only having babysitters at our house, I also require there to be at least one adult per baby. So while I could ask my cousin to watch the girls I still need to find additional person to help her. Let me just throw it out there that I do not trust enough people in my life for this to be able to happen. I may not have the best relationship with my in-laws however, they did keep Cody alive so that says something. I guess….

We have semi-decided that we will RSVP to Ryan that will be attending the wedding. What we are thinking is the best option for us at this point is to have Cody’s parents babysit the girls for the day while we are at the wedding and then leave the reception after dinner and come home so that they are not being babysat overnight.  I am 100% not comfortable with having anybody babysit the girls overnight yet. And I am only about 70% comfortable letting them be babysat for more than five minutes.  Though this is the decision we’ve made for now anything can change… And I’ve made it clear to Cody that if I decide to change my mind two minutes before getting into the car to leave for Niagara, he, nor his parents, are to try and pressure me to go if I really don’t want to. 

Even as I sit here composing this post I’m getting anxiety at the thought of leaving them for even a half an hour.

… Yep, I’m one of those mamas. 

Fall Sweater Tag

I have so much time to myself tonight!  The girls went to bed, as usual, at 7.  I watched the Big Brother Finale (laaaaame), replied to FIVE emails, texted people bag, had a good FB messenger chat session with our Gracie, and now I’m going to do this fun tag!

Note:  I wrote that top part and wouldn’t you know it, the babies woke up before I could actually write my answers!

Favorite Candle Scent?

Apple anything!  Though, I am one of those people enjoying a Scentsy over candles these days.

Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?

I’m not much of a fan of any of these… if I HAD to pick, maybe just regular ole Orange Pekoe tea.

What’s the best fall memory you have?

My BFF and I had raked up a pretty good pile of leaves for a neighbour… I convinced her to let me cover her and my brother with the leaves so she could kiss him.  We were sure we’d be sisters after.

Note:  After I wrote that up, I realized my answer should have been “My wedding” lol

Which make-up trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

Winged eyeliner, even though I don’t have much time to do this.

Best fragrance for fall?

No clue.  Perfumes tend to give me headaches.

Favorite Thanksgiving Food

Turkey cutlets!  oh…. maybe stuffing, actually.

What is autumn weather like where you live?

COPIED:  Well, it varies. Right now, we are experiencing cool mornings and then it gets hot for the rest of the day. It makes it almost impossible to plan outfits. Then after that, the weather cools off, we get a few weeks of Autumn and then in comes Winter. However, the short period of time where the leaves are changing are so gorgeous!

Most worn sweater?

I have a navy blue cable knit sweater I wear over most of my tops from Fall until the end of Winter.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Leaves, I guess.  I haven’t had to rake in a long time though…

Favorite type of pie?

Apple, no doubt.

What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

Is there a fall themed song?

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?


Favorite Fall TV Show

I don’t have cable… but I guess Survivor?  We download…

Skinny jeans or leggings?

Totally leggings, but not printed leggings.

Combat boots or Uggs?

….. do I have to pick?  Uggs, I guess.  Combat boots make me think of the 90s for some reason.

Halloween- Yay or Nay?

Not so much.  However, now that we have the girls it seems a little more fun!  I still won’t be dressing up though, lol.

Fall mornings or evenings?

Definitely evenings.  Although, I’ve been up as the sun is rising these days and it’s so pretty.

What do you think about Black Friday?

Not really a thing here in Canada.  I don’t know any deal worth getting trampled on, though.

One Fall 2015 trend you love?

Dark hair and dark nails.


Right now, my husband is out with the babies looking for an anniversary gift for me. On the way home he is also picking up dinner.
I told him that I was going to take a shower, brush my teeth, and get dressed while he was gone.
But I lied.
I’m totally going to nap!!