Things I learned while House, Teen, and animal sitting.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
March 23, 2009 8:00am CST
1. Find out how bad the health of the animals are and if they will let you sleep. 2/3 animals were in bad health and one wouldn't let me sleep. Licking, chewing, thumping the floor from scratching all night long and you could hear it throughout the house no matter where you put him. Tried different remedies like No Chew, Bitter Yuck, etc. I think he's allergic to something. 2. How to run a garbage disposal and a new fangled washing machine. Ours is 1980's, so anything younger is new to me. This baby is HUGE and has so many settings it's rediculous. 3. My first experience with those pretend babies that are for class assignments. They cry and you have to feed, diaper, burp, etc and they have interior guizmos that record what you do plus you have to report what you do. Not as loud as a real baby and nowhere near as many wake-ups as a real baby during the night. She chose easy level which is less points, but weekend which is more points than during a school night. Not sure how they figured that out.
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
23 Mar 09
At my grand daughter's school, they have those babies one of my grand daughter's friends was given the baby for the day and she got sick, so she was told she could give it to another student to take care of for the day, of course she chose my granddaughter her friend. From what I understand the thing cried nearly all the time and she did everything she could to make it stop, but it cried on. By the time my grand daughter got home I think she knew what it was like to carry around a baby at her age (15) and the responsibilities she would be facing. I think these kinds of ideas in school is good. As for washing machines, they have gotten so complicated it is unreal, I like the kind, put the clothes in set water temp and load size and go, if I have anything that delicate I will wash it by hand or send it out. But I would still like to have one of those sets that set up on about a 15 inch base would sure help with the bending over to get the clothes out of the dryer. Oh yes and my grand daughter said she was sure glad the baby was only a day thing and not the weekend cause she would of gone nuts.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Mar 09
It was Friday 5PM to Monday ?, all I know was it went off while they were getting ready for school and it caused a real cluster. My old washer has delicate, permanent press, regular, and extra wash (like for work clothes) plus size and temp. But this new thing has selections withint the selections. They barely have room for all the craziness!