Project: Babysit for my sister
Actual Time: 3 Days
This week I flew to Chicago to help out my sister during a very busy work week for her. She’s the mother to two of the most beautiful babies the universe has ever known.
And no, I’m not biased.
See? Cutest. Babies. Ever.
My sister had a lot going on this week, and for her to save money on sitters (and for me to hold babies- duh) I volunteered to take a few days off of work to hang with the kiddos.
Our days were spent watching every Disney movie I could think of, playing in their water-table on their balcony, and running up to the park down the street for a swing-session.
Leo on the water-table drums.
Now. Is this volunteering? Does this count? Let’s see.
– Does it help the world? Yes. My sister was SO appreciative of me being there. I even helped train her new nanny, which put my sister even more at ease, which is less stress and anxiety in the world… so yes, the world is a little better.
– Did I get paid for it? Well… if you want to count getting to watch cartoons and eat chicken nuggets for my every meal as a payment. So… sorta. But not really.
– Does it help out a good cause? Yes! My family means the world to me, and helping them out is one of the most fulfilling things I can imagine.
Lovebugs, the both of ’em!
So, by this highly scientific rubric, I guess I did (technically) volunteer for three days. Sure, it was for a cause that’s extremely close to my heart, my family, but if you can’t start affecting change for the good, where can you…… amiright?