Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Last night I had my first adventure in babysitting a non-family member. I think it went pretty well and I got paid a boatload. Who was my lucky charge?

Jess' little sis Ella! She is the sweetest little thing, not at all moody like her sister (still love ya, Jess!). First thing we did was make dinner. Ella loves fish sticks, so into the oven those went and she helped me wash up some vegetables. After dinner we played Candy Land.

After Candy Land we played Candy Land. After that we played Candy Land. And after that... I think you get the idea. We played a lot of Candy Land. I won a grand total of one game, so apparently I suck at that game. I didn't even know that was possible. Oh, well, that highly amused Ella.

Once Ella finally had enough of the game I had a huge craving for peanut butter (I landed on Peanut Brittle every time). We had a snack of peanut butter and graham crackers and sat down to watch The Little Mermaid, Elle's favorite movie.

Afterward she got a little silly and I let her play with the camera on Mother's computer (don't tell Mother!):

I kind of wish I could trade one of my sisters for this one! She was asleep by the time her dad picked her up. Everything turned out well and I had a blast. I hope I'll get asked again.


  1. Salut, Emily!
    It sounds like you had a decent time babysitting. I wish I could have babysat kids like that. The ones I watched back in France were crazy rambunctious...

  2. Hi Emily,

    Aww, Ella is so sweet! I have zero experience with younger siblings, not having any of my own or been given the chance to babysit. I don't know the first thing about babysitting, but it sounds like your experience went well. I guess that you are quite the fun babysitter since you've had lots of practice with your little sisters.


  3. Sabine, you should come babysit my baby sisters. They're very wild and crazy! Though they aren't terrible when I watch them since I promise an extra scoop of ice cream if I don't get a headache.

    Sophie, I've been babysitting the babies since I was 11. I never thought about it, but your right, I have had a lot of practice from them. Except Mother doesn't pay me :(


  4. Congrats on your first babysitting adventure! Sounds like you did a great job, and you and Ella had lots of fun.

    The Green Girls

  5. It is always great to babysit when you get paid rather than just siblings that you have to watch .. we have lots of experience with younger siblings here too .. it sounds like you did a great job with ella .. you know how to make the day go smooth ..