Monday, December 19, 2005

Aerosmith was awesome!

At least, that's what I hear. I wouldn't know, since I wasn't there.

Some of you know that I was going to see Aerosmith on Saturday night with my mom. Well, my stepdad ended up not having to work, so I gave him my ticket. I thought it would be nice for the two of them to go out and do something together--plus, as you know from Nikki's blog, he's a big music guy and I knew he'd like it.

Unfortunately, my sister and Nick also got tickets to this same concert. They waited, of course, until the last minute to try to find a babysitter. Once Big Mouth Mom let it slip that I was no longer going, I got the full-court press to watch her kids. Now mind you, I don't just mean, "Hey, can you watch my kids?" (Cuz I said no. Like 4 times. I was either going to stay home and relax, since I had opened that day and was tired as hell, or go to the originally planned Girls' Night.) Katey, who feels that the world owes her a babysitter, kept asking and asking. Nosy Ass Mom got involved, too ("PLEASE watch them"). I finally gave up when Katey got the kids into it, as well (Paige: "Why won't you watch us, Aunt Jenny?").

The kids were still up when they got picked up at 1 am. The two younger ones were still running around like crazy people (mind you, they're 3 and 2. They WOULDN'T SLEEP. It was probably due to the TWO birthday parties we had gone to earlier in the day. They were hopped up on cake and ice cream).

I would have had a quieter, more relaxing night at the rock concert.

10 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You are certainly a very good person..Can't believe those kids were still up at 1am..(lol)...Sorry you missed the concert, but that was a very nice unselfish thing to do for your Mom and Step-Dad...

keesh said...

Aw, you are so sweet. Too bad you couldn't have come out with us, since you missed mine and Renae's New Kids On the Block Kareoke adventure :).

Anna said...

You're just too good to those crazy people!

It's things like this that make me think that you really must move 4 hours away from them back to Detroit and your Anna. I never make you watch my kids- We just go out and have girl's nights whenever we want!

keesh said...

Um Anna - back off sista, you have had her for a while, our turn for a little bit. Not to mention I live a half hour from her family and she could always come escape at my house. I noticed my dog didnt' bother her when she was there :). Merry Christmas everyone...

LocuTus of Borg said...

You are probably right that you would have gone to the concert. Good for you to watch the kids though - what a nice person :)

Jen said...

Hhahaha Kish...I was there for like 10 minutes. =-) Give me an hour or so.

And Anna, I can point out that you dont HAVE kids yet, though you are quite demanding about watering your plants when you're out of town... ;)

keesh said...

Jen - after Christmas is over, your ass is on for that hour! it is on girl :). You have to come here and hang for about an hour to see if it will bother you. if not you will have a safe haven to come and hang out without the Mom or the sister :). you know we have a spare room...toodles

Nik said...

So, sounds like good times Jen! LOL How did gingerbread house making go?

Anna said...

lol - Good points, Jen, as always ;)

Jen said...

We didnt go gingerbread houses. a, they were already too hopped up on sugar and b, i didnt want to try to take them all out of the car, for fear that I wouldnt be able to figure out how to put Savannah back in her car seat. Silly me, since it was *:30 once we hit Holland, I naively assumed that once the kids ate their Mickey D's, it would almost be time for bed.

OH, WAS I WRONG.