Story belongs to: toddlergirl
Chris sighed as he rung the doorbell. He didn’t particularly enjoy babysitting but he desperately needed the cash and well Gem was a fairly easy kid to look after, he had looked after her before, he’d put her down to sleep at 6 and then he could just watch movies for the rest of the night, for 50 bucks he was willing to give up his evening.
Nicol answered the door and she smiled.
“Right on time, thanks for doing this Chris on such short notice. Also I neglected to tell you but Gem’s friend Kammy is staying the night. Her mom needed someone to look after her and I thought since you were already looking after Gem it made sense. ”
Chris was about to protest when Nicol cut in
“and of course since you’re unexpectedly sitting two children myself and kammy’s mother agreed that you should be paid double”
Chris’s mouth went dry, $100 bucks for one nights work, he nodded eagerly and stepped inside as Nicol switched places with him, now standing on the doorstep she adjusted her bag that was slung over her shoulder
“Everything is where it usually is, the girls are in the playpen and various emergency numbers are pinned on the fridge. I’ll be back around 10:30ish. Thanks again.”
And with that the red panda left.
Chris closed the door quietly and headed into the sitting room where children tv was playing in the background and the two cubs were sat in the playpen. Chris walked over and leaned over the side. The first thing he noticed was how bored kammy looked. Gem was enthusiastically trying to cram the wrong shape into a shape sorter and Kammy was just staring at her blankly like she was fed up.
“Hey Gem” Chris spoke softly, knowing the little squirrel got spooked easily.
Gem looked up from her spot and grinned up at Chris showing him the yellow square block, slightly chewed and a little drooly.
“Very pretty” he said enthusiastically “And who is your friend?”
Gem pointed at kammy and burbled something happy yet unintelligible behind her pacifier.
The husky girl looked up coldly.
“I’m Kammy and i’m not even s’posed ta be here, but mom thinks i’m incapable of lookin’ after myself”
Chris laughed, amazed by her verbosity when she clearly seemed to be about 2-3 years old.
“Well you’re just a little kid so you’re mom is probably right, anyway i’m here now and my name is Chris so …yeah…anyway its not long till your bedtime so it’s time to go nini kay, you and Gem get to share her cot, wont that be fun?”
“Yeah fun” The sarcasm dripped from her words
“Aww Kammy what’s the matter? Chris wasn’t used to the sulky toddler situation, it was almost as if she was acting like a pouty teenager. Kammy pointed at Gem who seemed pretty clueless at the conversation going on as she continued to play with her toys.
“Being stuck here with Gem is boring, I mean she can’t even hardly speak mosta the time an’ she smells an’ drools an’ it’s just not fair why I even hafta be here, I’m not a dumb baby I can look after myself!”
Kammy’s scowl didn’t change, Chris felt his heart sink, somehow he had a feeling that Kammy wouldn’t be quite as easy to look after as Gem was.
Gem had crawled to the edge of the playpen and used the bars to pull herself into a rather wobbling standing position, trying to climb out of the pen so she could get picked up by Chris. He noticed this and scooped her up effortlessly with one paw amid her squeals of happy delight he leaned over and scooped Kammy up too. Who immediately began to protest and squirm.
“Hey! What did I tell you! I’m not a baby! I can walk you know, you dofus”
Chris began to get irritated but took a deep breath
“Okay lets make a deal. I’ll let you walk so long as you head to the nursery so I can put you to bed”
Kammy’s scowl lessened and suddenly Chris was gifted with a large grin from the strange little toddler pup. “Okay Deal! Put me down”
Chris had a sudden feeling that he had fallen for a trap somehow yet true to his word he lowered Kammy whilst still holding gem who was currently trying to grab at one of his ears
The minute Kammy’s paws touched the carpet she scampered off, Chris was about to yell at her when he realized she was at least running up the stairs to the nursery like they had agreed.
Climbing the stairs keeping Gem occupied by making silly noises at her he walked into Gems nursery. Kammy was there waiting looking all angelic. He popped Gem down onto the changing mat, changed her diaper and got her into a nighttime onesie without much fussing and then did the same with kammy who seemed to be behaving now, Chris felt happier, perhaps his first concerns about the husky girl had been wrong. He popped Kammy back onto the nursery floor where Gem was plucking at bits of fluff in the carpet and sticking them into her tail.
“Right you two time to get you all snug and safe in the cot” Chris smiled at the pair
Kammy shook her head
“No, really, I dont wanna share the cot with Gem i’m a big girl”
“Look its getting past your bedtime little bab….I mean…big almost grown up toddlers need to sleep so they get all big and grown up.”
“I AM grown up”
Chris was fast losing the battle and he was running out of ideas when suddenly Kammy grinned at him again and again Chris couldn’t shake the feeling that he was prey being sized up by a formidable predator.
“Mr Chris? I will go ta sleep if I can have my baba? It’s in my diaper bag that miss Nicole put up there!”
She pointed to a shelf that she hadn’t been able to reach when she had run up to the nursery ahead of Chris.
Chris smiled. Compromise was always good and if it meant Kammy cooperated then he’d be happy to give her her bottle. He fetched the bag down from the shelf and dug around the bag, he found the bottle right at the bottom of the bag and handed it to Kammy who instantly squirted him in the face.
He coughed and spluttered, his anger flared up, right this little brat was going for some serious corner time no wonder the babysitting fee had been doubled.
He was about to yell when he suddenly noticed the whole room looked different, blinking through the last remaining drops of water as he wiped them from his face he was…looking up at Kammy….Up?
“Whaaa gaah ooo?”
His voice? Chris felt tears prickling his eyes as he realized he was wearing a rather thick baby diaper. He seemed to have some how been transformed into an infant no bigger than Gem. His tongue felt funny in his mouth like it had no coordination his limbs felt weak and floppy. Kammy grinned down at him.
“Right. Now that i’m technically the oldest here, I’m back in charge so I get to call the shots. YOU can share the stupid crib with Gem, cause little babies like you and her need their sleep. I’m going downstairs to watch movies”
Chris began to fuss and cry, he didn’t understand how this had happened, he didn’t want to be a baby, it just wasn’t possible.
He blushed heavily as he suddenly felt the diaper on him grow warm. He had wet himself uncontrollably for the first time since he had been a real baby. He looked up at kammy his eyes begging for mercy, She just giggled at him.
“Poor baby. Have fun playing with Gem, I appreciate you keeping her occupied”
Gem didnt know where the new baby had come from, she wondered if he wanted to play with her, this was turning out to be a good playdate.
Draw and story by: toddlergirl