21 November 2009
The Babysitters Club Never Had Any Guys
I took the babe for a walk, hoping that maybe her adorable face would help me pick up ladies, much like a little puppy or a fancy umbrella would. It turns out, every girl I passed thought the baby was mine! Imagine that! Apparently all it takes is a diaper bag, a ruksack and a pram to be a father!
I also learned that I am not a good multitasker as long as one of the tasks is pushing a stroller. I had my phone in one hand on an active call, and the other one pushing the stroller while holding my friend's purse (aka diaper bag). When I saw my other friend across the way (that I wanted to wave to) it was just too much for the duality of my hands. The baby pram went into the hedge, my friend didn't see me wave, and the active call was temporarily deactivated. Luckily babies are quick to forgive, and after pulling some sticks out of her hair and some graham cracker bribes she was happy again. There was no billingsgate spoken by me or the baby, so innocence was preserved. It's only germane that the Lord's plan includes having a spouse before children, because He knows we guys sure do need some training. All in all, I had a delighful time babysitting and there's only one way to get better, practice!