I created a babysitting co-op with 2 other "Brownie" families; the inaugural event is tonight at my house. The plan is simple...we trade kids for a couple of hours every three weeks so we have "scheduled" adult time. A total of 8 children (including my own) will be descending upon our house between 5-6 pm and leaving at 9 pm.
I am trying to be as organized about this as is possible for me...we have personal pizza making for dinner, Cameron is in charge of the craft project (which I have no idea what she has planned), and of course, we have the tournament of champions playing Wii. I'm just hoping we don't go through all our activities in the first 1/2 hour!!
Hubby keeps shaking his head and getting indigestion just thinking of 5 extra kids in our domicile. I believe he secretly hoping for a call out tonight! I keep reminding him to keep the big picture in mind...we don't have to do this for 9 more weeks and we get 2 kid-free nights owed to us in the next 6 weeks. He believes that this will be the only time this happens and we're the suckers....time will tell.
If anyone has any good activity ideas for the kids, send them my way!!