Did every girl have a babysitter's club growing up? I did. Only, I wasn't actually a part of a "babysitting club," per se... Not like in the books anyway. Those girls were way too business savvy for their own good and for their age... My next door neighbor and I told each other one day that we would start a baby sitting club, and I don't think any of us ever actually babysat anyone except family members... For free. Success.
Growing up, my evenings and weekends were often occupied by sports, school, and a very large group of friends. In high school I taught swim lessons to three, four, and five year olds, so getting paid to be with kids wasn't a top priority after already doing it for five hours every day.
Tonight, I had my first official babysitting job in over ten years. It was so fun. "Aunt Morgan" got in trouble for feeding the kids GI-GANTOR cupcakes with blue frosting and sprinkles... right before bed. I also got in trouble for giving a two year old a bottle of blue nail polish.... What? I didn't think she knew how to open it. There are only three small spots... on the carpet... "Weren't you planning on replacing it soon?" Ooopsie.
Frosting face got a hold of some scissors and had to get a 18th-century-boy-style haircut... Last week... not on my watch... that would have been BAD!
We had a fashion show, and Big M played with my very new, very expensive boots, until I couldn't take it anymore and made her play in her Disney Princess sparkly high heels. Little M and I "wore our sunglasses at night." The best part? Little M started talking! She can even say my name, "Fur." It's precious. I made $10 and got a frog sticker and a free Vitamin Water! SCORE! What a great way to spend a Friday night!
Pippy-Blue-Face in my Steve Madden Boots
Corey Haim meets Tiny Tim. She would not take them off.
Overall, I thought the evening was a success. I can't figure out why I didn't get more gigs as a teenageer...