I just found the greatest thing since sliced bread. Mother’s Little Helper. Not the pills, the kid.
Babysitters are good, but this is even better. Devra has an 11 1/2 year old, we’ll call him THE MANSITTER (I happen to have it on good authority that he likes to be referred to in all caps). Anyway THE MANSITTER isn’t quite old enough to babysit alone yet, but he is plenty old enough to watch my kids while I actually get things done around the house.
I can shower, or do dishes, or laundry, or write things about putting iPhones in your butt. I could probably even get a nap in, assuming I had the time for that kind of thing. Even better, he will run errands with us. THE MANSITTER will accompany The Squad and I to the drug store or the post office (I got stamps in three minutes instead of the usual 45 minutes it takes to get the twins out of the car, into the post office, through the line, get them to stop touching all of the garbage cans, out of the post office and back into the car). He even came to the library with us and picked out books that he liked when he was three.
Plus my MANSITTER knows a lot about football. I will be consulting with him before my fantasy football draft in regards to the AFC West (he’s a Broncos fan).
Did I mention he costs about half as much as an older babysitter, since I can’t leave the house without him? And he will be well groomed to MANSIT for me when he is old enough and our other mansitter (except for my mother-in-law all of my babysitters here are male) goes away to college.
It is really great. I highly suggest you find a mother’s helper. Especially if you ever work from home. I can get more done in the three hours he is around than I can all day if I am alone with The Squad.
Oh yeah, and he wears the kids out so they nap when he leaves.
He is awesomely awesome. You should get one.