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Old 04-28-2007, 12:01 PM   #1
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Babysitting help

I have to babysit a few grandbaby Clouds this afternoon--the 3, 5 & 9 year old. I don't usually babysit, so I'm looking on things to do to entertain them for 3-4 hours. Besides a movie. And nothing too messy.

Do you have any suggestions for me?
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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Why no movies or cartoons?
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:53 PM   #3
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they watch a lot of tv as it is.

well, I may make an exception and bring Muppets From Space.

'cause, you know--it's Muppets From Space!

Pepe: "You tell him, and I will smack you. I will smack you like a bad, bad donkey, okay!"
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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This works great ,
A roll of duct tape ,
and a jar of peanut butter .

Glob of Peanut butter in the mouth , followed by duct tape over the mouth and on any arms and legs as nessary to restrain them , chuck them in a closet or a conveinent corner , then just go about you life , scowling menisingly at them accationly

I AM kidding , I hope you know that !!??!!

Candy land the board game RULES , or bake some Cookies and let the kids help , makeing their own personal cookies and decorating them , sorta messy but fun
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #5
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Also, you can go to the craft store and get some already assembled bird houses and some acrylic paint and the kids can burn a couple hours painting them. They have lots of other stuff too. Kids love to make stuff.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:22 PM   #6
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Play basketball.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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Teach them poker. Seriously. You don't have to throw in the betting part, but teach them the game.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:04 PM   #8
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blecch. Hate cards. Not a big game fan, either. I'm a lousy grandmother, which is why they don't often ask me to babysit
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:07 PM   #9
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Ummm.... have them draw a tree, as detailed as they can. Should take them the full 3 or 4 hours
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:33 PM   #10
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pierce them.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:49 PM   #11
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Show them all the web sites they aren't supposed to see yet.

Or tell them all about your opinions regarding oral sex. hehehe
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:01 PM   #12
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now you guys are just being silly!
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:40 PM   #13
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OK, gimme a few to get my act together....

Is it way past planting season there? Could y'all dig a little garden, each plant their own sunflowers, pumpkins/whatever so when they/you visit you can check how they're doing?

Are they visiting you or vice versa?
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:42 PM   #14
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get some catalogs, safety scissors, school glue and large pieces of paper and let them at it. Add pasta, leaves, anything dry out of the garbage.... challenge them to make a pic of their ideal back yard (the little'un'll just squirt loadsa glue but that's fun too
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:43 PM   #15
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my next suggestion was a mudbath, but I re-read and you said not too messy

Why not too messy?

btw, how am i doing as a post ho here?
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