Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dear Samuel

Dear Samuel,
Dad and I are going out to celebrate the arrival of a New Year and now that you're 15 months old we've decided to leave you in charge of your sister.

We'll leave the monitor on so if you hear Lauren cry, just crawl up the stairs and check on her. You are really really good at climbing the stairs these days so that shouldn't be a problem.

If Lauren gets hungry just give her part of your bottle and she should be fine. We've been  trying to teach you how to share so this is a good opportunity to show mom and dad what you've learned.

If your sister's nuk falls out, please put it back in her mouth. Gently. Very gently. You are really good at shoving her nuk into her mouth so I am not worried about this.

If you get bored just turn on the television (yes, it's those buttons we always say "don't touch") and watch a Praise Baby or Signing DVD. Since it's a special occasion you can even watch Elmo if you want. Please shut off the TV when you are done.

If you get hungry, just open up the pantry door like you've done many times, and pull out a bag of chips. Those are the ones on the bottom shelf that you always like to grab. The clip is a bit tricky, but I have no doubt you'll get it off. If you decide to open the Kettle Corn, please chew carefully. Popcorn is a choking hazard.

Jersey may also need a snack. If you hear her meowing, just show her how to eat the cat food by the back door. You've done that a couple times.

You love the telephone, so if there are any problems, just pick up a phone (you know where we hide them) and call me ASAP.

We love you. Be good and be nice to your sister.

Mom & dad


Anonymous said...

What Grandma wouldn't be proud to have grandkids so capable. I'm going to sleep now, Samuel, so if you need help please call your other grandma:)

Cathy said...

Would you mind if I drop off my 3 year old there?
She's no trouble, she doesn't eat much.


Langford Family Blog said...

Love this! Happy New Year!

McCaffrey365 said...

Hope you enjoyed your night out on the town to ring in the new year. I didn't hear anything on the news so Samuel and Lauren must have survived!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Great letter! I hope to have children that are so capable at such a young age! I am you live near the Twin Cities? I tried to find your e-mail to send you a note, but I couldn't find it (maybe I just missed it...sorry). Anyway, I live near there as well and always think it is neat to read other local bloggers. God Bless! - Marie

Stacy said...

I live in Minneapolis (moved from Maple Grove 1 1/2 years ago). How fun if we are close!


Julie said...

this made me laugh...