By: Sydney D
Hey guys! So I figured everybody likes story times right? I mean I've watched about half a dozen YouTube videos that are story times a day. So I decided to write a "story time" post about my recent experience at babysitting. For the first time. With people who aren't related to me. Haha, well I hope you enjoy! (Note: Names have been changed)
If you ever see me around kids your first thought is “Oh wow, she’s really good around kids,” then after about ten minutes you’ll then think, “Definitely Aunt material.” Although kids are fun and cute- I don’t really fit the “maternal” role, and given that I am seventeen- thankfully no one expects me too.
Which is why when my sister- who babysits- got sick the same day my Mom had a doctors appointment, everyone was slightly worried when I had to babysit for my sister. Because while everyone knows I wouldn’t accidentally burn the house down or lose a kid- I’m still not really the “Mom” type. I’m the “give your kids a bucket load of candy right before their bedtime, then give them back to you and leave” type- aka The Cool Aunt.
So I hundred percent believe when Cole and Matt found out I was babysitting they knew it was going to be a breeze- for them. How do I know this? Because the first thing Jordan asked me was “Can I have some candy?”
It’s ten am. And although I’m a first time babysitter (oh I didn’t mention that? Yeah first time babysitting- a non relative- by myself) I’m not that new. So thankfully I distracted him and Kaden with coloring and a tablet. My first crisis was averted. And I knew it would be easy going the whole way through. I set up a timer so the boys could take turns on the tablet and coloring and I just knew the time would fly.
“The tablet is dying”
The tablet is what!
And that ladies and gentlemen is when the tide turned. Because with a dead tablet, and a t.v that didn’t have a signal because of the previous night’s storm. Well, that means I knew what the next question would be, and it would not be about candy. No sir, it was going to be about-
“Can we go outside?”
Now mind you, outside would be the perfect plan on any other day. Matter a fact, that would be the quickest way to wear them out and have them sleep for one to two hours. But like I briefly mentioned before.
So outside was a mess of mud, puddles, and mosquitoes. All things their Mother wants them to stay out of. So I had to come up with a very quick plan to distract them (again) from the outside. Mind you by this time the time was noon and I knew if nothing else worked food would, so I quickly put on youtube with the promise of food then outside, then pasifyed them with the sweet sound of Pre-K songs about colors.
Which left me with the question of what to make for lunch. Of course I knew it would need to have vegetables in it. Because that’s something growing kids need, but it also has to be something I know they like to eat. So I pulled out pasta, fun colors and all, and mixed it with the vegetables. Making a lovely spaghetti type dish with vegetables. Turns out there was a problem.
They really “don't like veggies”.
I mean Kylie actually picked out the noodles that he found “acceptable” and left the rest. While Mike just stared at the bowl. Which means I had to result to bribery by using the one thing they had successful forgotten about.
Okay guys I will continue this tomorrow because this is actually getting kinda long haha! But leave a comment on what you think happens next in my wonderful experience of babysitting. And as always, thank you for reading.
A 18-year old who spends most of my time reading and taking photos. Most of what I write here is just things that I personally hope is interesting, important, or at the very least funny.
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