First, totally loved that book as a kid. Pretty ironic because I was NOT a fan of babysitting. Did I ever tell you guys about the time I babysat my next door neighbors (three boys) when I was in high school and the dad asked me what I charged an hour? Being my high school self, I told him “whatever.” This move was strategic on my part – I didn’t want to sell myself short.
After 7 hours of babysitting, the dad returned home and paid me a whopping $15 – $2 an hour + a $1 bonus.
No wonder I hated babysitting.
My mom, being the sweet mom that she was, did go to the neighbor the next day and tell him the “going rate” in the neighborhood was $3 an hour.
I did end up getting an extra $6 out of the deal.
I do, of course, love babysitting my nieces and nephews. Though, it is an unpaid gig. I am assuming I am being paid in IOUs. Surely one day they will return the favor. Well, not at the rate we are going. Ha!
And this weekend was my first overnight babysitting experience. Little Miss Fin came and spent the night with us and we had a great time. I am totally not just saying this because I am biased, but she is such a good baby. She didn’t fuss the whole time she was here. She was a perfect angel and even slept in until 8 a.m.
It probably helped that we booked her schedule solid. We started with a play date with McCord.
Iris was sweet and gave them popsicles!
Next, we had dinner with Max & Drew! Someone loves her some mac & cheese!
Next we moved on to the Bixby Green Corn Festival (told you I packed her schedule full. This baby was going to be TIRED if I had anything to do with it!)
Max was so independent! He rode rides buy himself and played games!
Finley was so cute. You can see her at the bottom of this pictures. Every time Max rode by she would wave at him and say “Hi, Max!”
I thought this was a really cute picture of my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, Max and Drew.
When we got home, Finley got a bath and went to bed. She slept with Tommy and I and that girl moves in her sleep. Let’s just say I slept a lot better on Sunday night.
Sunday wasn’t nearly as well planned….we watched a lot of Sesame Street and went to Target. But this baby’s second home is Target, so it was going to another aunt’s house for her.
She was just the perfect little baby to sit for!