Eleven Thoughts You Have While Babysitting
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Eleven Thoughts You Have While Babysitting

How hard can this be?

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Eleven Thoughts You Have While Babysitting
Laura Aziz

Babysitting is one of the best ways to make money... Or the worst. If the kids are good, it's cake. But if you're stuck trying to tame little demons for five hours, you can feel like the job is torturous. Regardless, it's a quick way to make cash. And if you're responsible and attentive, it's an easy way to make cash. No matter how well (or poorly) behaved the rug-rats are, a myriad of thoughts race through a babysitter's mind. If you have ever babysat, you have probably experienced similar qualms and speculations.

1. What's in the fridge?

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2. What do these parents do until 3 in the morning?[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F07%2F11%2F63603802400281792684652363_bar%2520danc.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=494&h=25cc8ebd3214ed737cce2a36f097c88af347fab95b90d72ed8484702ff4460b0&size=980x&c=444999457 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F07%252F11%252F63603802400281792684652363_bar%252520danc.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D494%26h%3D25cc8ebd3214ed737cce2a36f097c88af347fab95b90d72ed8484702ff4460b0%26size%3D980x%26c%3D444999457%22%7D" expand=1]

I don't even have the energy to party for that long.

3. How do I turn their TV on?

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Ugh, is this one of those complicated TVs that requires 4 different remotes to change the channel and turn up the volume?

4. Is it excessive to bring my laptop

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I'm trying to be productive once these munchkins are in bed.

5. What's the earliest time these kids can go to bed?[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F07%2F11%2F636038026206906028-730578951_giphy%2520%281%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=638&h=fe898efe6a41649e593a2c205dfa2a0b84faf4c9b8acc4971c1fe2f2f4b3f04b&size=980x&c=2426708576 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F07%252F11%252F636038026206906028-730578951_giphy%252520%25281%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D638%26h%3Dfe898efe6a41649e593a2c205dfa2a0b84faf4c9b8acc4971c1fe2f2f4b3f04b%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2426708576%22%7D" expand=1]

Is 5 pm bedtime aggressive?

6. Is it bad if I let them watch "What Do You Mean?"[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F07%2F11%2F6360380271232366071199531799_giphy%2520%282%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=186&h=c70d1ccc05dc2fd87003b35d0811e5cf96a5bb486f1f631e90c81af338f90231&size=980x&c=3093201935 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F07%252F11%252F6360380271232366071199531799_giphy%252520%25282%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D186%26h%3Dc70d1ccc05dc2fd87003b35d0811e5cf96a5bb486f1f631e90c81af338f90231%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3093201935%22%7D" expand=1]

Shield your eyes, kids.

7. I hope they pay well.

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8. I guess if they say their mom says its okay...

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They won't listen to me, anyway.

9. Do I really have to let them play with my hair?

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This kind of hurts.

10. I really want to just pass out on their couch.

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It's so comfy! And its 1 am, I'm tired.

11. Ahhh, finally asleep. Now I can watch "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

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Everyone has their babysitting binge-watches.

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