I am blessed to have a great babysitter for EC. I have a couple of family members for backups, so I am usually covered pretty well if she needs a day off. Last Wednesday was one of those days…….and all of my backups were busy too. Mommy panic set in. Who else do you call? Who do you trust? Who will EC like?
When I mentioned this at my Tuesday night Bible study, my friend Sherry Bowman jumped at the chance to keep EC. I was relieved. Sherry is AWESOME. She helps oversee KidzWorld at church, stays at home with her two incredibly adorable sons during the week and is just an over-all super mom. I think that it is hilarious when her youngest child, at the age of three, shows up at church with a Mohawk and fake tattoos.
So, I dropped EC off at her house on Wednesday morning and there were no tears whatsoever. It probably helped that she had her Yo! Gabba Gabba toy mat out to play with. By the time that I got to work, I had already received a text message on my cell phone that said, “EC likes his pancakes with cinnamon and sugar.” I knew that everything was going to be okay.
At lunch I sent her a text asking if she was surviving and her response was, “Are you kidding? You are so lucky. EC is such a good boy. Well, he did yell at me when I tried to take his corn-on-the-cob away.” They had been to lunch at her grandmother’s house with about twenty of her family members and he was passed around like a hot-potato and took it like a pro.
Everything was going so smooth……until I went to pick him up. That is when I saw the transformation. My kid had been Bowmanized. He was wearing a “wife-beater” undershirt and had a tattoo on his arm. She was going to do a Mohawk, but ran short on time. I think that I actually snorted because I was laughing so hard. He was so cute.
Thank you, Sherry, for taking such great care of my kiddo. You are a blessing and I value our friendship more than you will ever know!