Adventures in Babysitting

July 26, 2010

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I can count the amount of times, on one hand, I’ve babysat in my life. I’ve always been the youngest child – the one needing to be watched. But I’m getting to the age where I might need a little practice taking care of kids – so when my sister-in-law was looking for a babysitter for her kids (2 boys, ages 5 and 6; 1 girl, age 11) I was up for the challenge.

I learned that my chalkboard wall is a lot more novel than an xBox. I learned that peanut butter with peanuts in it is just gross. And when the youngest needed help wiping his butt some sort of instinct kicked in and I knew what had to be done – without being scared or grossed out.

I don’t think I’m ready for this gig full-time quite yet but I had fun with those kids. Even when it meant getting my hands a little dirty.

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