We’ve had a handful of babysitters from friends, to family, neighbourhood kids, and kids we’ve found on the local swap websites offering babysitting services. Most of the time, we come home to a house that looks like it’s been bombed with an assortment of glitter, kids toys and snacks from the previous few hours we were gone.
Last night, I left with a mac and cheese from Spud cooked, plates on the counter and kids that weren’t ready to eat. I came home to a dishwasher that had been emptied, filled back up and an empty sink.
This in itself is a feat, because of my system of put as many large dishes as you can inside of the bottom cupboard until the door will close and hope it doesn’t all come crashing down when you need to find a salad bowl.
The house was tidy. I didn’t have to walk through toys to come in. The counters and table were wiped down, and the house was as clean (okay, cleaner) than when I left.
$50 spent for date night out? Well spent.
In case you’re wondering – I was. What do twelve year olds buy? This was one of the burning questions I asked our babysitter last night (Okay, Jamie did, because I felt like it was intrusive) she planned to save it for the mall.
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