Monday, December 12, 2005

Home Alone

This weekend, Jenny and her Mom went to Reno to see a concert by Hong Kong "Cantopop" star Sam Hui. That meant leaving me alone with the kids all day on Saturday.

Things went smoothly until I took both of them to nearby Lincoln Park after lunch. When I let both of them run around, they ran off in different directions and I had trouble keeping both of them within earshot of one another. Russell kept running off throughout the park, and Punky climbed onto the jungle gym with the older kids. I was so busy keeping them out of trouble that I couldn't even take a picture of them. After around 90 minutes of torture, I had to pick up Punky and drag Russell out of the park. Both of them were quite upset about leaving the park, but I couldn't wait to get home.

The busy afternoon had one positive benefit. The running around wore both of them out so later that night I had little trouble putting them to sleep. I konked out soon afterwards.


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