I love everything about babysitting. Well, almost everything. Bedtime is not my favorite. The fun babysitter in me wants to keep the kids up all night playing games and watching videos.
But the responsible babysitter in me (the one that has been Safe Sitter® trained) knows I can’t do this. I must follow the rules the parents established which means, following the bedtime schedule.
I can’t lie, I’m a sucker for one more book or a drink of water. It’s so hard to tell the kids no because what if they really are thirsty? But as tempting as it is to give in, I’ve learned that I can’t. I’ve also learned a few tricks to help kids stick to their bedtime routine.
Check out my video on getting kids to bed. You’ll get some really good ideas that will help you with your next job. And best of all, you’ll find out that babysitting sleeping children while catching up on your Netflix series is a pretty fantastic way to make a few dollars!