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Childcare Drama! The Babysitter with the Vibrator, the One Who Was Arrested and Other Completely Crazy Stories

Public Display of Objection
“I had a babysitter show up for an interview and her jeans were cut so low that when she stretched to redo her hair (and how often do long-haired teenage girls redo their hair? Every ten minutes), her pubic hair showed over the top of her jeans! That was the end of her. Who’s she trying to impress, my 6-year-old son?”—Jennifer

 

 

Childcare Drama! The Babysitter with the Vibrator, the One Who Was Arrested and Other Completely Crazy Stories

Naughty Nannies

“When my son was 1 to 3, I went through four au pairs. They were all good in different ways, but a bit crazy, too. With one, we found a vibrator in her room while it was being cleaned. With another, she asked me what American men’s dating preferences were, i.e. was it ‘normal’ for them to ask for ‘the back door action’ on their first romantic encounter.”—Chris

Childcare Drama! The Babysitter with the Vibrator, the One Who Was Arrested and Other Completely Crazy Stories

Climate Change of Clothes

“My husband came home to find our 5-month-old son wearing several shirts, three pairs of pants and a jacket, swaddled tightly in a heavy blanket, sitting in his infant seat in front of a roaring fire, with the thermostat turned up to 85 degrees! We told the sitter that too much heat was dangerous for babies, and that just one set of clothes, a comfortable thermostat temperature and maybe a light blanket or sheet at naptime would suffice. We came home the next day to find all the heat turned off, our baby half-naked and the oven on with the door open, all burners on the stove roaring in order to heat the apartment.”—Teri

Childcare Drama! The Babysitter with the Vibrator, the One Who Was Arrested and Other Completely Crazy Stories

Teenage Alcohol Syndrome

“We left our kids, 5, 3 and 2, with one babysitter and came home to three drunken teens. They had polished off the better part of a vodka bottle, and our trash was littered with other empties. When I mentioned what happened to the sitter’s mother, she claimed they were just ‘cleaning out’ her daughter’s car. I didn’t find it an improvement that our uninvited guests had a car full of empty liquor bottles!”—Katie

Childcare Drama! The Babysitter with the Vibrator, the One Who Was Arrested and Other Completely Crazy Stories

Spontaneous Sex Ed

“We had one sitter who talked on her cell phone about every detail of fooling around with her boyfriend in front of our kids, who were 3 and 8. She even answered their questions along the way! Oh and by the way, she was only 14.”—Rivka

Childcare Drama! The Babysitter with the Vibrator, the One Who Was Arrested and Other Completely Crazy Stories

Shop ‘Til You’re Popped

“I used one sitter to watch my then 10- and 3-year-olds, and after a couple of times I noticed that-brand new dresses and clothes (some with the tags still on them) started going missing. (I never got them back.) I switched to another sitter, and my son told me that she took them to Walmart and proceeded to shoplift! Then she invited her boyfriend over and they taught my son how to play root beer pong. I rarely get to go out anymore as finding a trustworthy sitter has been difficult and not worth the risk!”—Jennifer

Childcare Drama! The Babysitter with the Vibrator, the One Who Was Arrested and Other Completely Crazy Stories

Porn on the Job

“We hired the son of a friend to babysit our two sons and two daughters, ranging in age from 2 to 7. A few weeks later, the phone bill came and there were charges for $60 for two calls to questionable services at 11:30pm. They were some kind of porn service. I immediately checked my calendar and saw that he had been babysitting for us that night. He came back and babysat for free for several nights to pay off his debt.”—Susan

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