I haven't read everything, but I have a story about wedding babysitters. DH and I recently attended a wedding where kids were not invited and the couple had arranged "qualified babysitting" at a home just down the street from the reception site. So I'm sure they thought they were being very accomodating. I was pretty annoyed, but the groom was a dear friend and luckily my mom (the only person we leave DS with) was able to make the trip with us and stayed at the babysitting site with him. No way I would have left him with strangers. Anyway, just as we were finishing dinner she called us to let us know that DS had woken up and needed me so we went rushing down the street. When we got there DS was fine and nursed, but the house was full of crying babies/toddlers. There were two sitters for maybe 10 children and everywhere you went in the house there was a little one crying his heart out. I grabbed DS and got out of there fast because I was about to start yelling at babysitters and picking up babies! I held him and nursed him and cried and promised we would never ever do that to him. Later when I heard parents checking on their kids the babysitters told them everything was fine and the next day all the other parents were telling each other what a great time their kids had while they were at the wedding.
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10/10/05 at 1:12am