Turns out being at a dinner party with my parents means they can’t watch the kids.

We hired a babysitter last night.  It was the first time Will has stayed with someone who wasn’t family.  (First time we left Kalena with someone who wasn’t family she was 6 weeks old.  Will is 11 1/2 months.  Crazy.)  Both kids did well, or so our sitter told us.  Maybe it was because we left her with a couple of tired kiddos. See?

P.S.  If you don’t have family to babysit for you, who do you get?  And how much do you pay them?  Just curious.
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6 thoughts on “Turns out being at a dinner party with my parents means they can’t watch the kids.

  1. We haven't had to do this yet in CO, but we used to hire my coworker's teenaged kids and pay them $5-$10/hr. Now we swap with friends of ours. We also have a neighborhood full of teenagers, so if we ever meet our neighbors, then we can use them!

  2. I asked this question some time ago and couldn't believe the responses. Some people pay 20 bucks an hour but those people do not live in Midland TX. 🙂 For two kids I paid 5-6 dollars and hour and rounded up. I'd pay more if they babysat like I did as a kid and actually cleaned up after the kids and dinner and didn't text half the time.

  3. I pay $7/hour for the two, but don't plan on any raises with the three. And that's only if it's a babysitter, not a friend I swap with, 'cause then it's free. I'm thinking I should start making some more friends 🙂

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