One day, my parents had to go off for some hours to visit a sick relative.
So I was left in charge of my baby sister. She is four years old and very
When lunch time came, I seated her at the dining table. She spilt the
food all over her and refused my offer to feed her. I had to clear up the
mess and clean her up. The latter proved to be quite a difficult task as she
was reluctant to have her dress changed, crying all the time.
Next, she wanted to sleep. So I put her in her
cot but she was restless and wanted a drink. When she finished
her drink, I thought my task was over and I could have some peace. But, no,
she wanted a story told and I had to oblige her until she finally dropped
off to sleep. I then seized the opportunity to watch TV programme.
Unfortunately, the noise woke her up and she let out a yell and cried. So I
switched off the TV and carried her. Then she announced she wanted to go out
to the garden. But, as she was running, she slipped and fell. I quickly
picked her up and soothed her.
Soon, it was time for her bath. She played in the water and splashed it
all over me. Then the soap got into her eyes and she cried so much that I
could not handle her. Finally, I picked her up and wrapped a towel around
her. By then, she had stopped crying. I powdered her and dressed her in her
favorite frock. It was 3.00 p.m. so I
put her to sleep while I lay on the sofa with a story book and dozed off
after a while. It was at that very moment that my baby sister woke up and
came down the stairs. She lost her balance, tumbled down, yelled and
I rushed to her, picked her up and checked for any injuries. Just then,
my parents returned, much to my relief. I hope I shall not have to baby-sit
again as it is a tiresome and difficult job.