February 23, 2012 STUCK BABYSITTING BRIANNA! Arrrgggghhh! That’s me being TOTALLY annoyed about tomorrow night! Earlier this week Chloe invited me and Zoey for a sleepover on Friday. In case you don’t remember, I recently made a super detailed guide for an awesome sleepover, so I was totally psyched to put it all in action. We were considering having a Twilight movie marathon, and there was a distinct possibility we might make up some kind of dance. Oh, and we were also going to play Truth or Dare. I had some awesome dares planned! I was going to dare Zoey to call Paul Preston and sing Happy Birthday…to her grandmother! Like she had the wrong number! And I was going to dare Chloe to put lipstick all over her face…and then take a picture of herself and put it on Facebook. Super funny dares, right? It was going to be all kinds of AWESOME! But then today my mom was like, “We know you had plans for tomorrow, but your father and I REALLY need you to babysit Brianna for us. You can have a sleepover with Chloe and Zoey next weekend instead!” I wonder if that logic would work for me, too. “Mom and Dad, I know you expected me to go to school today, but I REALLY need to sit in the backyard sketching and eating candy all day. I can go to school next week instead!” Somehow I think that wouldn’t fly! I know Dad felt super bad about it. He was like, “Sorry kiddo. We’ll make it up to you, we promise!” I’m hoping by “We’ll make it up to you!” he means “We’ll buy you an iPhone!” But somehow I think it doesn’t! I asked if Chloe and Zoey could sleep over our house since I’m going to be chained to our living room all night, and my Dad said, “We don’t feel comfortable having that kind of shindig without chaperones here.” I was like, “I didn’t say anything about having a shindig. I would never do that, I swear!!” Then I Googled shindig and realized it’s an old person’s word for party. Dad really needs to update his vocabulary!! AND get some actual babysitters on speed dial, stat! I guess I kind of understand why they need my help. They’ve been planning to go to this big Pest Control Association gala for weeks. (Can you believe they actually have those?? I wonder if they eat a rat shaped cake off plates shaped like bugs…) Brianna was supposed to go to her friend’s house for a sleepover, but that girl’s mom got sick with the flu. Didn’t she know that would TOTALLY mess up my night? Couldn’t she have gotten sick next weekend instead?? I’m kidding of course! (Kind of…) So now it’s going to be just me and Brianna, sitting around coloring while she talks to me with her hand. Miss Penelope better not get on my nerves! That’s how much Brianna talks with Miss Penelope. I’m starting to talk about her like she’s a real person…like she’s an actual human being that somehow got trapped in Brianna’s hand. I swear, I hear that thing talking in my sleep!! Maybe it won’t be all bad. I could chat with Chloe and Zoey on IM. Or I could try out some new nail art on Brianna. Do you have any ideas for fun things to do when you’re stuck at home babysitting? I need all the ideas I can get!