Thursday, March 3, 2011

Babysitting and Pranks

When I was young, my parents didn't leave my siblings and me with a babysitter very often, but there are three teenage girls that do stand out in my mind. Sitter number one use to threaten to put my head in the toilet if I kept bugging her to play Candy Land. (It's funny. Now that I'm older, I can see her point.) Sitter number two was a little on the chubby side. She liked to eat our tomatoes. For some reason, at the time, my little brain thought that was disgusting. The third babysitter actually left us and went off with some boys. Thank goodness my stepsister, who lived in the same neighborhood with her mom, somehow found out we were alone and came to our rescue. (I'm sure sitter number three was just a slut, because we weren't bad children.)

When I became a teen, I hated babysitting. Having two younger brothers, I figured watching them once in awhile was enough. However, I did like having money, so I accepted a few jobs. My favorite ones were when the kids were already in bed when I got there. All I had to do was watch television and maybe have a bowl of ice cream (with their permission). One jack-ass dad stands out in my mind. He got mad at me because his baby wasn't in the crib asleep when he got home. (I was holding and rocking the sleeping baby, because the little thing cried and cried when I put him in his crib.) I had the other three kids in bed and they were sleeping soundly, but that wasn't good enough. Did I mention the guy was a jerk?

My younger sister was a much better babysitter than I. Not only would she watch kids all day, she would even wash people's dirty dishes. Not me. No way. I wasn't getting paid to be a maid; I was hired to watch the children.

One thing is for certain. I sure am glad nobody did to me what Scare Tactics did to the poor guy in this clip:


rubyslipperz said...

I gotta say...babysitters can be scary in any day and age... one of my babysitters gave me cigarettes and had me smoking...I think i was around 10 or 11. My parents found out and FIRED her!


carolinaheartstrings said...

OMG. That guy was so freaked out I didn't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for him. I personally liked pet sitting better than babysitter when I was a kid.

Big Daddy Autism said...

Sitter #3 used say such nice things about you while we were hanging out behind the bleachers. The money your folks paid her bought the best beer and beef jerky.

DeeAnn said...

rubyslipperz- I'm trying to visualize you as a 10 year old puffing on a cigarette. I'm glad your parents found out before you became addicted. :)

carolinaheartstrings- I didn't feel sorry for him because I was too busy LAUGHING!

Big Daddy Autism- Once again, you crack me up! Problem is...I know you're younger than me. :)

Deborah in Atlanta said...

OMG! This video was so funny I almost peed in my pants. Seriously

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