While the wife and mother-in-law have gone to watch "Sillunu Oru Kadhal" at the local movies(notice, I swore not to go there again), I was doing the standard baby sitting duty. A piece of cake considering Jr. went to sleep in the afternoon. But baby was her troublesome best !
Lets put the scenario in perspective. Lets say you are 10 months old, you have been having a diarrhea that has defied analysis by all the local pediatricians and your stool sample results for worms and parasites is yet to be back.. to top things off you are being watched by your absent minded daddy who is not his sharpest these days.
What would you do ?
a. give your daddy a break and play with the gazillion toys his hard earned money has gone into.
b. go lick the slippers and shoes from the shoe rack as usual so you can challenge bay area pediatricians and make them feel like they have to go back and repeat their sophomore year
c. pick up something from the floor and eat it ?
All the above options were expected !!
Daddy goes to warm up some milk. Total time daddy was away : 25 seconds. Daddy comes back after the microwave finishes and notices she is sitting in a corner. He can tell that she has done something, but dont know what! So he acts as though he is looking the other way and immediately she starts moving her jaws.
He jumps up and say "got you!" and put my finger inside her mouth. She cries like crazy because he removed something from her mouth..
She finally stopped when I flashed the camera !
What I found just shocked me !! Can you even guess what she was eating ?
see below :
Still cant find out? Look between the G, H and B on the keyboard ! The red trackball in the keyboard was inside her mouth !
I had left her near the computer, thinking that all she is going to do is hit the keys at random and the computer was in the login screen. While I was thinking about the laptops safety, I had not even thought that she could dig out the trackball and eat it ! I didnt even know that the trackball could be removed that easily!
Sure, I will go down in history as a bad babysitter, but this is just too much. How much can a person watch a kid ?
Note to all babysitting daddy's :
Never ever underestimate the little devil! and always check her mouth every 30 seconds!
ps. If any of you know where I can purchase a kid version of "that thing" Anthony Hopkins has over his face in Silence of the Lambs, please let me know. Plan to put it over baby's face and relax!