48 Hours - 14 YO babysitter
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|Thu, 05-08-2003 - 7:30am|
I watched in shock - - - here a woman left a 2 and a 3 year old with a 14 year old babysitter, and the younger child was very sick.
I think some 14 year olds are old enough to babysit. In fact, this kid seemed rather exceptional - but on a full time basis for children so young? I myself at 14 would babysit on a Sat. night, for a few hours, but I can't remember watching kids this young, or any child with a fever/vomiting.
One of the reasons I SAH is because I feel there is a lack of *quality* care where I live. I have kids this young in age, and spaced so close together. When they were that age, in fact, my highly responsible 20 yo brother would come out to my home when we took a night out, had everything prepared - kids fed, in pjs, ready to play for a little bit and go to bed. My other brother and SIL live right across the street, and they have four children - so I felt if there was anything he could not handle, he could call us on the cell or seek close-by assistance.
Am I way out in left field here? Or am I really one of these overboard mothers?