This is simply a post to record all the good babysitting times we've had. We started a family babysitting swap with 2 other families in our ward about a year ago, and I am pleased to report that it has gone extremely well! The first Friday of the month one couple is in charge of watching the other 2 couples' kids from 4-8pm and then you rotate. Because we all have a decent number of kids, we end up watching 14 kids on the night it's our turn to babysit! Fun stuff! There are times when it gets crazy, and winter is harder than summer because they are inside for a longer period, but overall it's totally worth it. One hour of play, then get everyone some dinner, clean up toys before watching a new movie, throw in some popcorn and call it a night. I've realized though that this only works with certain families with certain kids. These 2 families have well behaved kids and their kids' ages match up well with ours, so it seems to work. Look at how peaceful they all look.
2 years ago