Author: FinlayHarper PM
What happens when James get's left babysitting Little Baby Potter! The Marauders offer help but is it wise to take it?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor/Family - James P. & Harry P. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,570 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 01-08-12 - Published: 08-23-11 - id: 7316309
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Disclaimer; I don't own Harry Potter, the Marauders or the very cool song!
Warnings; Unbelievably amount of Fluff!
James looked over the cradle at his sleeping son, he stroked the boys raven coloured hair and smiled; the baby stirred softly then yawned.
"Please stay asleep, please stay asleep" James said quickly holding his hands up in defence as his son yawned again, he heard Lily's laugh behind him
"Are you sure I can trust you alone with him?" James grinned and rocked on his heels. "You're not doing it alone are you?" James smiled
"The Marauders do everything together" Lily rolled her eyes jokily at her husband then walked towards him clicking her clutch bag together, she shook her head then kissed him lightly on the lips.
"Enjoy yourself and don't let him get hold of your wand again" James laughed remembering how his son had almost blown up the Kitchen last time. "Don't let him" James nodded obediently as he watched Lily kiss Harry's head. "Have fun" James grinned as he watched his wife leave.
He walked back towards the cradle and saw his sons green eyes looking back at him. He laughed and lifted his son out the cradle and rocked him gently.
"Hungry?" his son gurgled in reply, James laughed and took him down the stairs, taking extra care not to drop him. He sat the baby in his highchair then searched the cupboard for a pot of baby food. "What would you like? Carrots? Banana? Spinach?" The little boy in the high chair hit the little tray in front of him at the mention as Spinach, James laughed and got a banana out the cupboard, he picked up a little spoon and went to stand in front of him.
His son eyed him suspiciously. "It isn't poisoned" The green eyes narrowed at his father. "It isn't" The green eyes narrowed again. "Do you want me to try it?" The baby gurgled softly. James unscrewed the lid and took a tiny spoonful himself.
James swallowed then pretended to fall onto the floor, the little boy squealed as his father stood and shook his head. "Not poison" The little boy looked satisfied then opened his mouth to accept the food. James smiled and began feeding him it.
The boy squealed happily awaiting the next spoonful. James moved the spoon towards him as he heard an unmistakable sound.
"PRONGS" the little boys head spun and wide green eyes looked towards the sound as James held the little spoon.
"In here Padfoot" James called back seeing the little boys head turn back to the sound. Snuffles ran in yipping and making the little boy laugh excitably "Padfoot!" James said still holding the tiny spoon with the banana contents on it.
Snuffles turned to Sirius making the little boy's widen again more in shock. James laughed and feed the boy the last spoonful then placing the spoon in the washing up bowl and the little tub on the counter.
He lifted his son out the highchair and walked into the living room where Moony was sitting on the couch; James looked at him then sat his son on the mat in the middle of the floor. Snuffles snuck in again knocking the little boy onto his back and licking his face. James rolled his eyes and sat beside Moony watching his son being licked by Snuffles.
"You're given him the bath" Snuffles pulled away from the little boy and looked at James with wide sorry looking eyes. "No exception" Snuffles whimpered then transformed back into Sirius making the little boy coo in delight.
Sirius laughed and turned back to the little boy tickling him making him squeal.
"Harry" Sirius said looking at the little boy,
"Harry" Said James, the little boy turned his head and smiled at his dad
"Harry" Said Remus coursing the little boy to look up. All three laughed which the little boy tried to mimic the laughter then frowned when he couldn't.
"Now bath time – Padfoot you asked for it" Sirius sighed and picked up the boy holding him firmly on his hip.
"You are a lump" the boy giggling and pulled on a bit of Sirius' hair. He winced softly and took the boy upstairs for his bath.
He watched as the little boy splashed in the bath squealing with excitement then chewing on a rubber duck. Sirius smiled as James came and knelt beside him.
"So what exactly is the function of these things?" Sirius said pointing towards the duck.
"Fun, that's what Lily said anyway" Sirius laughed as the little boy offered the duck to him. He took the duck as the little boy clapped his hands. James and Sirius smiled together as the little boys green eyes glittered.
James changed the little boy into his pyjama's and lay him in his cradle, Sirius, Remus and James looked over the cradle at him as he blew raspberries and spit bubbles.
"He looks just like you James" Sirius said laughing, James eyed him curiously and frowned.
"How do we get him to sleep?" Remus asked looking at the right now wide awake boy.
"Lily usually sings to him" all three men sighed.
"I only know one song" James and Remus looked at Sirius as he thought.
"Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy warty Hogwarts" both men laughed then joined in
"Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot." The men smiled at each other then looked into the cradle at the sleeping little boy.
"One day, everyone will know your name – Harry Potter" Whispered James then kissed him on the forhead.
Maybe I'll make it a series if it goes down well! Reviews are Gold to me :)