We have 4 children. Ages are 8, 5 and 2-1/2 year old twins. We do not have a regular babysitter. Grandma has watched all 4 kids once this past September. Before the twins were born we had family watch the older two dc's a handful of times. We are starting to feel like we might be getting to a point where it would be nice to have a "regular" babysitter (like once/month). We do not have family nearby.
A good friend has highly recommended the child of an old neighbour of hers (who just moved down the road from us). She is the oldest of 4 children (she is 15 or 16). I just can't imagine one teenager taking care of all 4 dc's. It would only be for a couple of hours but might include bedtime which can be tricky. Her younger sister is 13. I was wondering if the two of them would be able to tag team our dc's. Obviously, we would get to know the girls and feel comfortable with the arrangement but I've always wondered what other "large" families do when it comes to babysitting.