Monday, January 16, 2012
The Chupacabra of Babysitters
On "The Millionaire Matchmaker" show, Patti Stanger's clients sometimes demand to be set up with someone who has this incredibly long list of requirements that no real person could ever embody. She calls that person, the "Chupacabra", which is some sort of vampire-like creature that no-one has ever seen (sort of like Bigfoot or the Lochness Monster). Well, my list of requirements for a baby-sitter would definitely give Patti Stanger the ultimate challenge. I want a sitter who charges less than 10 dollars an hour. One who can drive themselves home at the end of the night, so I don't have to wake up my kid to drive her home. One who will not park my kid in front of the tv, but will actually play with her! Last, one who can stay out past 9 on a school night. What do you look for in a sitter?