28 January 2009

Speaking of the Marmots . . .

A couple of weekends ago, I babysat the little boy marmots. Tuey doesn't like going to bed when his parents are away, so the last few times I've kept him, I've just propped him up in front of a movie and let him fall asleep there. It's fast, easy, and efficient. On this particular night, I arrived about half an hour before Tuey's bedtime, well-armed with Caillou videos. Tuey met me at the door buck naked (that's the way he rolls) and danced all around me, keeping up a steady patter of dialogue about how he knew I would come and watch Caillou with him. Sometimes he reminds me of a little frolicking pagan. As soon as his parents left, I stuffed him into clothes (that's the way I roll) and as I was buttoning him up, he told me, "We will watch Caillou but we will not go to fleep."

MBC: We might go to sleep, if we're tired.
Tuey: No.

He did fall asleep though, and it was Marmot Babe (he of the ear infection) who would not stay asleep for more than 30-40 minutes at a time. I ended up popping him into the baby backpack and walking him through the house for an hour and a half so he would stay asleep. Now he owes me and will feel an obligation to care for me in my old age. I hope.

7 comments:

JAMES said...

I love tuey

Anonymous said...

He will not got to fleep, he will just close his eyes.

John

Amy said...

Max likes to fashion loincloths for himself and run around yelling, "I'm a naked fanatic!" because that's the way HE rolls.

Eliana said...

You are a good woman MBC. Maybe you should try out more nudity before you head to Europe.

HAH said...

Thank you for a marmot tale!

Amy said...

Oh, and what a nice aunt! I need a sister to live close to me.

MBC said...

James--It's pretty much impossible not to love him.

John--I thought that, too. A little James.

Amy--That makes me laugh. A lot.
And, yes, living close to a sister is an ideal situation.

Eliana--I'm sure a fondness for nudity could be helpful in Europe. It would have been at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Those old ladies were very comfortable with their naked bodies in public.

HAH--You're welcome! Thanks for reminding me that I hadn't posted about them in a long time.

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