Published 2 years ago
We did a really great job of having date night before baby F was born--when there's just the two of you pretty much every night is date night as we define it now--but now that we've got a munchkin, if we want a night out on the town, we need a babysitter. While there's really no better babysitter than grandma, we polled our community to see which literary character YOU'd like to babysit your kids. Here's what you said.
Mary Poppins: practically perfect in every way, administers medicine, provides delightful adventures
Ms. Frizzle: experienced teacher, crowd management skills, kids are sure to learn something
Hermione: responsible, kind, will read to your kids before bedtime, can fix anything
Hagrid: biggest heart ever, incredible human jungle gym
Dobby: would literally give his life to protect your kiddos, can do crazy parlor tricks
Mrs. Weasley: experienced mother, cooks and cleans, loving, no-nonsense
Katniss: looks out for the little guy, takes great care of her younger sister
The Cat in the Hat: knows how to make it fun even if it's raining outside
Balou: incredible survival skills, loving, minimalist mindset
Fern: compassionate, knows how to take care of babies
Santa: loves kids, makes great toys, available 364 days a year
Any of the girls from The Babysitters Club: experienced babysitters, great babysitting kits
Any of the girls from Little Women: responsible, loving, put on great plays
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle: has magical cures for bad habits (enough said!)
Mother Goose: knows great bedtime stories/rhymes, years of experience
Horton the Elephant: believes a person's a person no matter how small
Anne of Green Gables: no-nonsense, tells great stories, enjoys the great outdoors, grand ideas
Snow White: capable of looking after 7 little people at a time, cheery disposition, cleans
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa: grandparents witha little extra llama silly
Mrs. Josphine Rabbit: has four children of her own including a trouble maker
Turns out, according to our community, the Harry Potter series is chuck full of fantastic babysitting candidates. We have to say we agree with them, but the real takeaway for us was what magnificent role models can be found within the pages of books, if we would only seek them out.
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