My 9-year-old daughter is beginning to be intrigued at the idea of babysitting when she gets older. So this past week when my sister *babysat* her and her brother so that Vince and I could go on a date she decided to take *notes*.
When she shared her notes with me I asked her if I could share them here and she said "yes". :) So without further ado, here they are--just as she wrote them.
How to be a good Baby-siter (by The Princess, age 9)
1. Ask parent where serten things are.
2. Fix a good, but simple meal.
3. Don't drag out a lot of toys.
4. Don't punish the child, only if they are missbeiaving
5. Don't grab things just to look at them.
6. When you play a game, and you win, be a good sport.
7. Don't go somewhere, the parents might come.
8. Replace anything you break.
9. If the child wants to do something you don't want to do, you should do it anyway, it's polite.
10. Leave the house as it was when you got there.
Not bad observations for a 9-year-old, I'd say! She's probably going to grow up to be a wonderful babysitter :)