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#901823 --- 10/20/08 12:41 PM Anyone know a good weekend babysitter?
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Im looking for someone that will come into my home every now and then to watch my children while I go shopping, dinner, out or whatever. I remember when I was a teen my weekends were booked. I watched kids all the time. I dont know any that really do this anymore. The ones I do know I would not have babaysit. Does anyone now one with some good references????
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#901835 --- 10/20/08 12:55 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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You could try taking the kiddies with you...
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#901842 --- 10/20/08 01:00 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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lol I do, every now and then its nice to go with adults.
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#901844 --- 10/20/08 01:01 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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I can honestly say, I didn't go once to a babysitters when I was a kid.
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#901848 --- 10/20/08 01:03 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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Do you have any neighbor's that you can trust? Older kids of friends that have shown responsibility and can be trusted?
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#901864 --- 10/20/08 01:28 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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Wow never had a sitter huh??? I remember doing it all the time as a teen. I wonder if kids just are not doing it these days or they are too busy with other stuff.
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#901875 --- 10/20/08 01:38 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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Nope, never had a sitter as a kid.
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#902105 --- 10/20/08 06:58 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: TRD_Tacoma]
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That explains it.
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#902443 --- 10/21/08 08:53 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Akisma Woodchuck]
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My Daycare provider has a teenage daughter. I forgot all about her. Ive known her since she was very little. Yeah for me.
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#902473 --- 10/21/08 09:50 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Akisma Woodchuck]
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That explains it.


Yes, it helps to explain why I have a better grasp of the written language. \:\/
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#902574 --- 10/21/08 11:27 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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Another thought would be a senior citizen. There are probably seniors with "empty nest" that would love to be around children. When I was a child my parents had a senior citizen that used to sit with us. It was neat because both "grannies" were gone and it was like having a grandmother. She used to read to us, etc. I am sure she could use the little extra money too.
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#902588 --- 10/21/08 11:53 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: SilverFox]
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I never had a sitter either, does that make us strange?
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#902603 --- 10/21/08 12:42 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Buddy]
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No it does not. Like I said my weekends were full and so were my friends. We were always sitting with kids. I dont want to start a debate ot make it seem I want to leave my boys home to party, I would just (like most parents) some adult time. I dont know a lot of people and thought someone with references might be interested.
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#902605 --- 10/21/08 12:45 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: SilverFox]
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They have Grandmas, but if Im going to be late I dont want to wake the kids to come home and dont really think its right to ask an older person to come to my home when they would be more comfy at theirs. My 1 yr old would live that. We joke saying he can pick a Grammy out of any crowd of people.
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#902665 --- 10/22/08 12:35 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Buddy]
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Originally Posted By: Buddy
I never had a sitter either, does that make us strange?


Isn't every one strange in their own way? ;\)
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#902691 --- 10/22/08 04:57 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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Hello..there is Patti.. :)My kids never had a sitter either..my Mom has lived with me now for 15 years..and we never go anywhere..hahaha
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#902697 --- 10/22/08 05:11 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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Originally Posted By: Goldstar
My Daycare provider has a teenage daughter. I forgot all about her. Ive known her since she was very little. Yeah for me.


Haha I just saw this!!..and he loves her too!!!
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#902791 --- 10/23/08 10:32 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Buddy]
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Originally Posted By: Buddy
I never had a sitter either, does that make us strange?



Nah. It jest meens nobuddy kud stand ya.

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#902852 --- 10/23/08 12:00 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: ]
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When my brothers and I were growing up, my parents were out working so I (being the oldest) stayed home and did everything. I was 8 when my youngest brother was born and of course back then, you could leave your 8 year old home alone. Don't get caught now....good luck in finding someone! I have a family member who is 19 and works only parttime @ Walmart. I'll ask her if she's available but I doubt it since she does have a bf and anyone having a teenage daughter knows that bfs take the #1 spot over anything else.

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#902854 --- 10/23/08 12:01 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: happimomof2]
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what is the law concerning leaving kids home alone. what age do they have to be?
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#902861 --- 10/23/08 12:15 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Buddy]
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Originally Posted By: Buddy
I never had a sitter either, does that make us strange?


No, that's not what makes you strange.
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#903068 --- 10/23/08 03:32 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: VM Smith]
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Yeh - it is something else that makes them strange.
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#903148 --- 10/23/08 05:28 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Akisma Woodchuck]
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Contact your local high school. Some times they can refer good kids looking for extra cash

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#903239 --- 10/23/08 07:32 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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Call your local Red Cross. They have babysitting courses all the time and I'm pretty sure they keep a list of those who take it.
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#903249 --- 10/23/08 07:43 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Carerinoa]
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Originally Posted By: Carerinoa
Call your local Red Cross. They have babysitting courses all the time and I'm pretty sure they keep a list of those who take it.



That's no guarantee you'll get a responsible sitter.
Ask friends, check references, see how the kids take to any prospects you find.

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#903313 --- 10/23/08 09:10 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: ]
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Why would anyone hire a babysitter without checking references anyway? It's just a starting point.
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#911591 --- 11/04/08 10:00 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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my daughter babysits send me a pm and il give you her info. if your interested.

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#911599 --- 11/04/08 10:12 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Carerinoa]
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Originally Posted By: Carerinoa
Why would anyone hire a babysitter without checking references anyway? It's just a starting point.



You'd be surprised.

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#912414 --- 11/05/08 11:30 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: ]
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I would never never leave my children with anyone I didnt check out first.
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#976358 --- 02/09/09 09:14 AM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: Goldstar]
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hi..

where are you located??? my daughter babysits..she took the baby sitters class given by the Red Cross, I think it was the Red Cross..anyway...We are in SF near town.

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#976535 --- 02/09/09 03:20 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: lal47]
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you don't know where she took the class ? ... Well thats scary !
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#976555 --- 02/09/09 04:26 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: reilley]
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It's been 3 months I'm sure she has found a sitter by now anyways.
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#977094 --- 02/10/09 04:19 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: sparky's back]
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Reilley,

Because My daughter has taken so many classes ..for many different things...I was unsure if the class taken through the Red Cross..as it was taken last yr.

You find that "SCARY"..??? What I find scary is the fact that some people are quick to judge other...I guess it is appealing to some to nit pick others apart when they don't have to do it face to face.

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#977097 --- 02/10/09 04:38 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: lal47]
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Originally Posted By: lal47
I guess it is appealing to some to nit pick others apart when they don't have to do it face to face.


Isn't it, though!
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#977105 --- 02/10/09 04:56 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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It's one of my favorite things in life!
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#977112 --- 02/10/09 05:10 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: VM Smith]
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I know, darlin' and you do it well, though with practice you could get into competition form!
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#977123 --- 02/10/09 05:38 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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"with practice you could get into competition form!"

Now, THAT'S scary!
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#977143 --- 02/10/09 06:14 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: VM Smith]
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It is kinda scary to be that mean spirited. I guess I don't quite understand going with the crowd.
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#977527 --- 02/11/09 12:05 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: lal47]
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Originally Posted By: lal47
Reilley,

Because My daughter has taken so many classes ..for many different things...I was unsure if the class taken through the Red Cross..as it was taken last yr.

You find that "SCARY"..??? What I find scary is the fact that some people are quick to judge other...I guess it is appealing to some to nit pick others apart when they don't have to do it face to face.



I'll nit pick face to face I have no problem with that .
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#977556 --- 02/11/09 01:06 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: reilley]
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Originally Posted By: lal47
Reilley,

Because My daughter has taken so many classes ..for many different things...I was unsure if the class taken through the Red Cross..as it was taken last yr.

You find that "SCARY"..??? What I find scary is the fact that some people are quick to judge other...I guess it is appealing to some to nit pick others apart when they don't have to do it face to face.



I'll nit pick face to face I have no problem with that .


OMG Reilly I just lost my pepsi
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#977581 --- 02/11/09 01:58 PM Re: Anyone know a good weekend babysitter? [Re: sparky's back]
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... do ya need a wipe ??? HAHAHA
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