five-hour shifts

8 Feb

John and I hired a babysitter a couple weeks ago.  She’s a friend, actually, and the girlfriend of one of my classmates.  She comes for five hours once a week.  She’s creative and kind and down-to-earth and Ari adores her.

We also recently started a weekly Daddy-Ari time.  John will block off a five-hour shift when he’s available to take her.  He schedules it on our google calendar.  It’s really a win-win-win; I know he and Ari love their uninterrupted time together.

And, as proof, he sends me stuff like this:

Needless to say, after five hours of sequestering myself in a coffee shop reviewing metabolic pathways or, let’s face it, just getting some errands done that are 80x easier to do sans infant, I am really ready to come home to these kids!

Isn’t it hilarious how we’ve lost all sense of being self-conscious regarding cutesy, silly talk with our daughter in public?


12 Responses to “five-hour shifts”

  1. phantomdiver February 8, 2013 at 10:03 am #


    • annaojesus March 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      I’m so glad! I still watch it when I need a pick-me-up.

  2. Kendall February 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    My heart just melted. 🙂

    • annaojesus March 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      Aww…daddy with little girl, never gets old!

  3. Kristen February 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    That smile!!! Cannot believe I get to meet her this weekend! Can’t wait xo

  4. jackiejoan February 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    The smiles are amazing!!

  5. ericrosoff February 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I love how, after watching this cute vid, youtube suggested a bunch of other adorable Ari vids – you guys have been busy uploading!

    • annaojesus March 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

      Ha! We’re trying not to be those parents…but we just can’t help ourselves 🙂

  6. shaunakreidlermichels February 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Ahaha, that baby talk – lest anyone forget John’s a tenor!

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