When it comes to parenting, there are some things you only think about doing — but would never, ever do. Or say. Ever call your kid an a-hole? Never! But you’ve thought it, maybe a number of times. And it’s those times when you just need a break from them. And when all else fails, if family or friends aren’t around to watch them, you call your trusty babysitter to watch them for the evening.
Whether it’s your sister’s daughter stepping in, or a trusted teen recommended by other moms in your favourite Facebook group, it can be a little nerve-wracking. So it’s understandable if you leave a detailed list of dos and don’ts for them to follow. But if you want to make a real impact, do what this one mom did.
She went the decidedly less serious route with the guidelines she left for the sitter, and we think it’s safe to say that before she was a mom, she was a babysitter in a former life.
The babysitter shared the letter with her boyfriend, who shared it with the rest of the world via Twitter. And we thank him for it. Because her handwritten list of “Rules & Tips” might be the funniest thing ever.
While she’s clearly a joker, we also suspect Mom’s just giving the babysitter a wink; reassuring the girl that rules are sometimes made to be broken, and as long as the kids are alive when she gets home it’s job well done.
Either way, can we please hang out with this mom, because she sounds like a freakin’ hoot. It kind of makes us wonder what she did during her night away from the kids. If she returned home at all.