12 August 2007

Top 10 things you need when playing parent to a 13 and 9 year old for a week.

10. Lots of batteries (It's funny how many things still take AA batteries. Carbon Monoxide detectors and wireless mice come to mind).
9. A fully functional kitchen preferred. Especially a dishwasher. If not, then at least a sink. If nothing else, a variety of paper plates and bowls and plastic utensils. Microwave is a must.
8. A job with flexible hours.
7. Internet access. For 9 y/o, Webkinz (trust me).
6. Video rental membership (netflix plus a brick and mortar).
5. A car that gets good gas mileage.
4. At least two food delivery services available to your house (pizza and Chinese suggested).
3. A cell phone service with an "in network" and unlimited text messaging.
2. Sleep overs AT THE FRIEND'S house.
1. Love. Or a severe lack of personal neediness. At the very least, patience. Some wisdom helps, but may not be crucial for just one week.

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