I don't know how I was designated as the group babysitter or why on earth anyone would trust me with that responsibility! Yet here I was sitting with six, yes count them six children. I had the twins Gracie and Noah running around causing mayhem, throwing blocks at one another. They're three now but considering who their parents are they sure are a handful. Then there was Storm and Odys. Storm was a few weeks older but they were both two. Storm was coloring, while simultaneously watching the twins. He looked like he wanted to join but he knew he would get in trouble. Odys on the other hand was happy watching some silly cartoon. Then that Gemma and Chase, who were one but on the cusp of turning two, Chase being the youngest. Gemma was Frank and Hazels kid and she was playing with a stuffed animal in her pack-n-play and I had a firm hold on a sleeping Chase, son of Luke and Thalia. He may or may not have vomited all over me but thats fine. Thats what a good uncles for right?
Now some of you might be asking what I did to get roped into this and where all the parents are. Well you see once a week they all have "Game night" which is really an excuse for everyone to go out without kids and have fun, drink, play cards, whatever they want. One time we all just watched a movie and almost everyone ended up falling asleep. Every week its a different person, and I happened to draw the short stick today. Dont get me wrong I love the little brats but I always dreaded when it was my turn. It was my turn a lot because they always used the excuse that I had no kids of my own so I didn't need a break as much as they did.
One of the blocks that I hadn't scolded them for throwing soared across the room and hit me square in the face. It didn't hurt that bad but it landed on Chase who was now awake and screaming. I didn't know what to do. I put the pacifier in his mouth and trying to rock him, as Noah ran up to me and started pulling on my pants leg. "Unca Leo I have to poddyyyy". Oh gods what do I do. I can't leave the rest of the kids out here unsupervised to take him to the bathroom. Could I? Oh gods I'd make an awful parent. Finally I thought of a solution, a pretty great one might I add ad shuffled off with a still crying Chase and waddling Noah. We made it to the bathroom just in time, just a few seconds more and I would have had to change his pull up. and it wouldn't have just been pee.
As he sat there on the toilet looking very determined to do his business he sighed, "Chase stawp it. Stawp crying." I laughed and stepped out of the bathroom, "Let me know when you're down okay Noah?" I got nothing besides a grunt in response. So I left to go check on the rest of the kids.
I walked in the living room just as Percy, Jason, Luke, and Frank walked in. This too was tradition. The guys would pick up the kids and chat and have some guy time. Percy took one look at me and laughed. "Did you really need to squeeze all of them into the play pin?" I blushed, "I didn't want to leave them alone while I brought Noah to the bathroom." Just then little noah walked out with his pants around his ankles and a string of toilet paper following him like a tail. This had all the guys in an uproar, making me blush even harder. Luke took Chase from me, "Please don't catch my baby on fire, I'm kinda attached to him. "
Gracie was reaching for Percy, "Daddy, out! OUT!" He went and picked her up and set her down next to Noah, which she immediately slapped, "EWWY, DIRTY!" Percy rolled his eyes, "She gets that from her mother." He pulled the TP out of Noah's butt crack before disposing it in the bathroom. He came back moments later to pick up Odys and put him on this shoulders then taking both twins by the hand and leaving. I don't know how he did it. Three kids... every day. I shuddered.
Jason patted me on the back while somehow holding a sleeping Storm. I'd never seen that kid so peaceful then when his dad was holding him. "Dont worry about it Leo. Things will change when you have kids. It won't be this hard all the time." I wanted to protest that it wasn't that hard, but the evidence was stacked against me. I am a terrible baby-sitter. He shook his head at me, "I still can't believe you shoved four kids into the play pin. Its only supposed to hold like two." He walked away to catch up with Percy, muttering something about not being able to wait to tell the girls.
I hadn't seen Frank leave but Gemma along with her pack in play were gone. He never had much to say. He and Hazel were basically retired as it was, so this was really late for them. Lame.
Finally alone at last. I grabbed myself a well deserved beer and took a seat on my sofa. I turned on the new channel DGS, or DemiGod Sports. They weren't your typical sports, instead it was chariot racing, capture the flag, all kinds of fighting. It took place in New Rome and sometimes here. I was really getting into it when my front door opened and within minuted my beautiful girlfriend Calypso was sitting next to me.
She grabbed my hand and nodded towards the beer, "Tonight was that bad huh?"
I shrugged, "Not really. It just gets harder every time they add another kid. Like stop multiplying already." She just laughed and shook her head. She scooted closer to means laid her head on my shoulder. "Leo... I want to ask you something. It's really important, and I want you to keep an open mind about it."
I narrowed my eyes at her, "Okaaaaaay? Whatsup?"
She sucked in a huge breath before mumbling, "I want to have a baby." I spit out my beer, "I'm sorry what? Did you just say you want a baby? Did you say baby, or did you say puppy. Because you know I would be cool with either. You said puppy right?"
She swatted at my shoulder, "Leo... I want a baby." I sighed and gave her a smile, "I can't promise that I'll be that great of a father. In fact I'll probably be terrible. It scares the shit out of me, but I love you and if you want a baby, then so do I."
SO sorry. I haven't updated in a long time. this chapter isn't the best but i already have some cool ideas for the next one! See ya later Seekers!