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Baby Sitting


Lots of kids make spending money by baby sitting. This is great if the sitter knows and understands what a terrific responsibility baby sitting is. Make this pledge to yourself before you sit for a family ... I will stay awake, alert and watchful. I will make sure I have the phone numbers of the doctor, police and fire departments handy by the phone. I will follow the same rules I would at home and will follow any additional requests made by the children's parents. I will ask the location and phone number of the parents' destination in case they must be reached and I will advise my own parents of my location and phone number. I will call and advise my parents if the children's parents are late in returning home. I will answer phone calls and take messages, but I will never advise the caller that I am only the babysitter. I will lock all outside doors after the parents leave and I will not open them to any stranger. I will never permit the children to play with matches, guns, knives or other sharp or dangerous objects. If they play outside I will watch them constantly and only allow them to play in areas designated by the parents. I will follow all instructions given me by the parents concerning food and medicine. I will not have guests unless approved by the parents and I will not tie up the telephone by making calls to my friends. I will faithfully follow all instructions given to me by the parents. If my employer is intoxicated upon returning home, I will call my parents to come and pick me up. I will never get into a car with someone who has been drinking.