How to Score Free Babysitting

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  May 3, 2013 — 4 Comments

Eating out is not nearly as fun as it used to be. Turns out dining with a baby is a whole lot of work. I’d rather just stay home. Unless, of course, we go without him! That’s something we’d never done until last night. People are always offering to babysit left and right, but I’m pretty sure what they mean is that they want to play with him when what I really need is for someone to sit on the sofa while he sleeps. So I turned to facebook to see if I could recruit any volunteers!

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Within an hour I had not one, but TWO nights of free babysitting lined up! Brandi is a single girl with no cable in her condo, and Turena is a mom of two kids under two years and just wants to sit in a room by herself that she doesn’t feel obligated to clean. Nick and I had set a goal to minimize meals out for the month of May, but we cashed in our rewards points from our debit cards and got $77–enough for two modest nights out. I’m on day two of swigging pepto to combat some sort of stomach bug I must’ve caught, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying my steak dinner last night (bonus: my digestive situation felt too delicate to eat more than half, so I’ll have leftovers for lunch!). My parents are hosting their annual crawfish boil tomorrow so I sure hope I’m feeling better by then! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and if you’re not in crawfish country hopefully your weather will at least be warm enough for you to enjoy the great outdoors a bit.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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4 responses to How to Score Free Babysitting

  1. Oh the stomach bug. I’m on day three of missing work from said stomach bug. Hope you have a mild case.. I was hooked up to an IV of fluids in the ER last night and haven’t been able to have cuddles with Miles in days either. It’s the worst.

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap May 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Woah, that is way worse than mine!!! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  2. I didn’t know this was your FIRST night out! Awwww.

  3. Cousin Diane May 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I think next time I visit your part of the country, I want to time it for your folks’ crawfish boil!
    P.S. – Gotta love facebook!

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