Stood Up By the Sitter

Posted in Blog on Jul 22, 2010


(my post for Mom Logic)

Sometimes my well-being rests in the hands of a 20-year-old college student. Crazy, right? I didn’t even want my well-being resting in the hands of a 20-year-old college student when I was a 20-year-old college student!

But this is how it is when you have kids: The least-expensive route to having those much-needed dates with your partner is to hire a college student. And why not? My husband and I almost always go out after the kids are in bed, so essentially the sitter’s main job is to watch television — which, in all likelihood, she’s pretty practiced at. It’s the easiest beer money she can ever earn.

Apparently, though, getting paid to sit on the sofa and flip through magazines was not enticing enough last week, because our sitter stood us up. Maybe a better offer came along … somebody offered her diamonds to eat chocolate cake, perhaps?

Part of the problem is that, when you’re a 20-year-old college student, you…CONTINUE READING AT MOMLOGIC.COM