Last night was our very first time leaving Ryan with a sitter.
Yes, Ryan is three months away from being two years old.
Now before you go thinking that I am a whirling helicopter, remember that Chris' brother lived with us the majority of Ryan's life so have no fear, readers, we have gone on dates without the first edition of the Chris and Katrina creations. We were lucky ducks. Quack, quack.
Earlier in the day, I was setting out a clean pair of pajamas, a nighttime diaper and a drink on Ryan's nightstand, and I stopped in disbelief, "Whoa. I'm a parent?" Then I took a short jot down memory lane and remembered the times when the parents of the kids I babysat set out the pajamas and such. I would always be very grateful that they were making things easy for me, but I was also sometimes puzzled as a teenager with zero clue about parenting so I would furrow my eyebrows and wonder, "Will I ever be like that? A parent who is super organized or one who can't say, "Oh his pajamas are in the second drawer?"
So am I super organized? Not able to give up control? Nope. I was just trying to minimize any chance of our sitter having the stuffed contents of the drawers or closets go all jack-in-the-box on him upon release from their so not orderly quarters. I guess I'm just trying to be humble and didn't want him to see that I am the champion of messy drawers.
When I was relaying this mind-blowing revelation to Chris that I am now the parent setting out the pajamas, but it is because I can't tame a drawer, he replied, "What? We didn't have Ryan in his pajamas already for the sitter? That is leaving the kids with the babysitter 101. Rookie." Obviously Chris is very observant about Ryan's clothing.
Oh and we went to an event that was all students, and Chris laughed when I wondered, "Well I guess my belly gives away that fact that I am not a student." He laughed, "Oh you think you would look like one otherwise?" I don't know, but I think I could pass for a senior at least. Am I living in la-la-fountain-of-youth land or do I no longer pass as an undergrad?
Chris said he was sure you would be unbiased so prove him right, please.