Be an awesome babysitter
Are on time. Even better? Five minutes early.
Don’t cancel. You’re BFF is having a raging pool party at the same time you’re scheduled? You’ll have to miss the party. If you ditch last minute, you probably wont get asked back.
Come prepared! Have fun activities to do when it’s too hot to go outside. Find a cool Popsicle recipe or fun tie-dye kit.
Don’t empty the fridge. Most fams are cool with spotting some food, but don’t take the last piece of pie or have a gourmet meal.
Clean up after yourself and the kids. The house should look the same as when you got there.
Limit TV time. ‘Rents will be impressed if you cut back on the tube.
Are safe. Look both ways when crossing the street, be a lifeguard by the pool and insist on helmets when biking. If the kids get hurt, give them the proper attention and let the parents know ASAP.
Honor naptime. Kids are cranky when they don’t get enough shut-eye.
Dress appropriately. Messy two year olds and white silk shirts don’t go well together.