Day 9 of 20: Babysitting Again

20 Feb

It seems like I can’t go anywhere without people asking me to babysit. At first I struggled to figure out if this is normal. Does everyone get asked to look after (and transport) children all the time but no one ever speaks of it? Or does this only happen to me and I’m the one who’s keeping silent?

Either way, I’m here in the Netherlands keeping an eye on the most interesting 28-month-old in the world.

I should mention that this child and I share a special bond – I wrote about this before. You see if it weren’t for me – he wouldn’t exist. It’s an interesting story involving a time-traveling robot from the future (obviously) and a missed train connection but I don’t have time to go into that now.

Right now he’s napping and I’m not sure how long he’s supposed to sleep for. I thought about contacting his parents to ask them but I figured it would be better for everyone involved if the Internet weighed in. Is a three-hour afternoon nap too much for a two year old?

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4 Responses to “Day 9 of 20: Babysitting Again”

  1. JR. February 20, 2014 at 14:37 #

    Well, if you are willing to swing by the Swiss alps you can keep up your babysitting streak (and time travelling robot birth prevention target connection) with couple A as well. Any chance you’ll be passing through der Schweiz?

    • Die Hard Three February 20, 2014 at 15:42 #

      Hey! I was not able to fit in a visit to Switzerland or Austria on this trip. How are things with the new job? Some of your FB pics looks great – living in the mountains. This the dream 🙂

      • JR. February 20, 2014 at 16:44 #

        Too bad. Next time! You should see this place. Love living in the alps for winter (and on the lake for spring and fall). It really is a dream. Normal challenges of a new job, but the potential on offer around us is obvious so looking forward to next year and beyond. I think we’ll be sticking around for a bit this time. Enjoy your travels and happy belated birthday!

  2. Die Hard Three February 22, 2014 at 06:07 #

    Thank man, Switzerland is on my shortlist 🙂 Give my best to the fam!

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