We just got back from the park….a BEAUTIFUL day out (almost chilly), and the kids had an awesome time. It was so nice to be outside and watch them run and play without worrying about them getting dehydrated after 2 minutes! At any rate, the reason for the early morning park play day was that a friend of mine had an OB appointment. Rather than her dropping her 3 kiddos off at my house and then driving all the way back across town to her doctor, we agreed to meet at a park near her doctor’s office (along with another friend and her kids). Our other friend and I watched all the kids while they played at the park and she went to her appointment. It was fast and convenient, and honestly probably easier than watching 6 kids at my house because let’s face it, 6 kids all in my basement tends to require quite a bit of referreeing of toys and such and a lot of reminders to not get too wound up. Outside on the playground they could be as loud and wound up as they wanted (PLEASE exhaust yourselves!) and there are no toys to fight over! It worked out great, and I’m going to have to keep it in mind for next time I need someone to watch my kids for a bit! For more tips, check out We Are That Family.
Works for Me Wednesday-Babysitting for a friend July 22, 2009