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Old 06-11-2020, 02:59 AM
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Back in the day when I was babysitting parents would leave the kids home alone while they drove me home. I can think of at least two families would did this. Granted it was usually just blocks, but one did live about two miles from town. Times have changed! What do people do today if there is only one parent when it is late and the kids are sleeping, to get the babysitter home?


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Old 06-11-2020, 03:28 AM
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It seems like in todayís time people want babysitters who can drive. I remember I started babysitting when I was 11. I would not have wanted an 11 year old babysitter for my kids. Times have changed for sure.
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Old 06-11-2020, 05:46 AM
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My kids are a bit older now, and my parents now live close by. When I did have to hire a sitter, I used a college age girl. Young sitters donít seem to be a thing anymore. In the situation you describe, though, Iíd put the kids in the car too.
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Old 06-11-2020, 05:47 AM
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I remember a discussion about this in the staff room not too long ago. The conclusion was that the best solution was to find a babysitter in your own neighborhood! I am lucky to have a number of teachers with older kids in my area and hope that their girls will want to babysit in a few years!
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Old 06-11-2020, 06:07 AM
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When I was babysitting the father would drive me home and the mother would stay home with the kids.


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Old 06-11-2020, 06:07 AM
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When I started babysitting around age 13-14 it was for my next door neighbor. I just walked next door. My mom was also home if I needed help.

I agree with PP, Iíd just put my kids in the car too.
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Old 06-11-2020, 07:54 AM
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When I babysat years ago (before I had my license) it was for two parent families, and one would stay with the kids while the other drove me home. Eventually, I got my license and drove myself. I don't know what single parents do.
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Old 06-11-2020, 01:19 PM
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When I started sitting at 13 one of the parents would drive me home while the other stayed home. DH and I did the same thing with our kids. If it was a situation where I was alone, the sitter wasn't driving, her parents couldn't pick her up and the kids were sleeping I would put them in the car to drive her home.

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Old 06-11-2020, 05:57 PM
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I don't know anyone that has a babysitter that young anymore. I think it's mostly just not done- times have changed! Most people I know with babies don't even want to get a babysitter at all. It's either family or they bring the baby with them everywhere. As a child free person I have lamented the lack of using a babysitter these days. When I was little, when my parents went out with friends I had a babysitter or went to Grandma's. Now, if I hang out with anyone who has kids it's just expected that they will bring the child along.
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:18 PM
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I was lucky most of my sitters lived within walking distance. (Think my backyard touched theirs.) Those that didn't, I either loaded up the kids to take her home or a couple of really nice parents would come pick up.

I also occasionally would be going out with a friend who would meet at my house and then wait there while I took the sitter home.


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