I have been house and child sitting since Sunday. I still have my own lot to feed and do the school run for. I'm just juggling and it's working fine. Thankfully the 'extra children' leave for their school at 0730 which allows me enough time to hop in my car and leg it three villages over and get my two.
Needless to say my two were most concerned about the important things. Like would I remember to sort out their advent calendars for them.
They might be surprised that I (despite having remembered to have the calendars ready for them to stuff full of chocolate) have a different set of priorities.
Like should I sew first, or swim first. If you're going to house sit then this is the way to do it. In case you are curious, I swam first. I cranked the tunes and hopped into the blissfully empty pool. I like the gym I go to but the pool is never, ever empty.