Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Snippet

No pics of our gorgeous fall colors to post yet; I hope to work on that tomorrow. Instead, here's a pearl of wisdom from Kendall, who is going to meet four children at a new babysitting gig today:

"I really hope they're little."


"Because kids are like puppies and dogs; you want to get them as puppies when you're a babysitter, because you can kind of "train them" to like you; if they're too old, you just don't know what you're going to get."

For her sake, let's hope they're at least house-trained.


  1. I have never thought about it before, but Kendal has a valid point. Intuitive kid.

  2. I spent a considerable amount of time wrangling an 18 month old and was amazed at the energy it took. I can't believe I did that full time once!

  3. LOL. She's right! On many levels...the young ones can be wrangled a little better.

  4. Yeah, the older they get, and the more experience they have with different sitters, they can be a bit to handle. I like her thinking, the younger, the better.

  5. I assume you have heard that we would not have children if they first came to us as teenagers.

    Some teens are more difficult than others but I guess it takes all kinds to keep things going. There is lots of learning going on with both sides during babysitting.

  6. Somehow I think no matter the age Kendall will do a great job but house trained would be good!

    God bless ya and have a Super Sunday!!!

  7. Smart girl!

    I can't wait for your fall color pics either, because we don't have any here!


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