When it comes to babysitting your child, who gets your trust on this? Many of us parents put our children to daycare. This applies most of the time to those who are working. But to moms like me who are stay at home and working only part time, we hire a babysitter.
Babysitting is not an easy job. And leaving our child with a babysitter is not easy either. Babysitters have to be well-trained, reliable, trustworthy, and affectionate. Certified babysitters posses proper documents to prove that they are capable to take care of our beloved kids. We all know that daycare and babysitting service is not cheap. So for parents like me who do not have that much money to hire one find someone who can help me with babysitting.
On special occasion like a Holiday party, my dear husband and I ask a close friend or a family to watch or babysit our daughter for a few hours then we picked her up after the party. When we went to my husband’s company Holiday party last year, DD’s godmother babysit her because their house is closer to the party venue. This year’s company Holiday party venue was held closer to our area so my cousin watched over DD.
We feel very comfortable when we leave our kids to the people who we trust the most. We know that they will be well-taken care of while we are away for a few hours. But of course, it is also are responsibility to call and check on them once in a while to see if everything is okay. This way, we can figure out solution if just in case a problem arises.
I accepted a part-time job as a babysitter. Actually it’s an after-school babysitting because I will watch over the kids, two kids, as soon as they get home from school. Their parents are both working. The daddy works as an engineer and the mommy is a flight attendant. The mom and I talked about the work schedule and the pay. My work schedule is four days a week and they will pay gas in addition to the weekly compensation. I thought I’d give it a try since I am not that very busy. I can take my darling daughter to work then she and the two kids (both girls) can play while I prepare their dinner before their parents get home from work. When it comes to the kids’ homework, the parents will take care of it. That’s good.
I started this Monday. Mrs. J., the mom, let me go with her to the school when it was time to pick up her kids. That is to get me familiar where the school is and the process of picking up the students. I have to do carpool. DD and I got to know the girls this week. I think they will get along well as time goes by.