Friday, May 28, 2010

New Babysitter

The boys had their last day at their babysitter today. She has been a really good babysitter, lives only a couple minutes from our house, lived in our ward, and has reasonable rates. She has been watching the boys since August last year. I feel bad for my kids. Austin has had 5 different babysitters since he was born. He rarely complains in fact he thrives on the change and is excited for the new babysitter they get to go to starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day. I brought the kids to her once last month and they seemed to enjoy it. She provides activities for the older kids and a pre-school for the younger kids. She runs a daycare out of her home like mom use to and has done it for more than 20 years. Her mom, husband, and older daughter help out during the summer which allows the older kids to go places and keep them busy. They also go to the summer movie program the the schools promote. She said that she would help us with potty training for Tate. It will be nice having a sitter in town because we have Austin signed up for t-ball and swimming lessons. It was be easier and faster to pick him up when he is just a few short minutes drive from work. Now for the really good sister in law wants to start watching kids again in the Fall. It looks like Austin will be going to the same school that Spencer went to when he was a kid. At least we hope so, pending approval from the school district office.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

T-ball drama

I signed Austin up for t-ball and he had his first practice last Saturday. He kept saying he was "too shy" which is so untrue. He'll talk your ear off if you let him and this includes complete strangers. But he didn't know any of the kids on his team. So, I went out with him and the other kids were rolling the ball back and forth so I played his partner and we did the same. The coach asked the kids to try throwing it and one of the kids accidently threw a ball and it hit Austin in the shoulder. So he started to cry. Coupled with it being freezing cold outside and his being embarrest he just couldn't take it anymore and we left. It was a frusterating experience for him and me. I just thought it would be fun for him to learn t-ball. But it isn't turning out that way so far. His coach is super nice and asked if there was anything she could do to help because she felt bad that he was upset. I suggested maybe doing a "get to know you game" or "play time" to help him feel like he had friends.