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to think my babysitter is a greedy pig?

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HeartsAreEveryWhere Mon 21-Jan-13 16:53:30

So I went out with DH on Saturday night and my friends 15 year old babysat for us.

Came back about 1am and thanked her and DH drove her home. Decided to make a cup of tea how rock n' roll and noticed that she had eaten half of a victoria sponge cake, a whole block of cheddar had gone and she had drunk half a litre of diet coke.

I did say help yourself to food. But surely this is taking the piss?

SpicyPear Mon 21-Jan-13 17:53:27

I could easily eat that much, but I have an eating disorder (well, in recovery). That's a lot even for a teenager and if she did eat it all, I'd say with some confidence that she has or is on the way to an ED sad

ApocalypseThen Mon 21-Jan-13 17:55:54

Actually, that's a thought. Plenty of teens are anorexic, maybe get one of them next time? No need to count the biscuits and give an Internet report then...

Check your bread, bet she scoffed the cheese on toast ! mmmm......cheesy toast

MolehillAlchemy Mon 21-Jan-13 18:01:04

5 hours, 2 glasses of coke, cheese and half a cake? Slim pickin's!

AuntieMaggie Mon 21-Jan-13 18:02:26

The thing is the dinner may have been enough for you but carbs do funny things to some people (I'm one of them) and an hour after a really carby meal I would be really hungry.

SpicyPear Mon 21-Jan-13 18:03:05

I like your thinking Apocalypse. Get yourself over to the MSE boards with that tip on how to keep the cost of night out down.

It is slightly laughable .... shock horror teenage babysitter eats lots of cheese, half a cake, and a bottle of diet coke before I get back at 1 am ! shock

Sorry OP, but perhaps you could be more generous spirited ? - and remember what it was like to be a teenager ?! smile (smile is just to show it's meant very light-heartedly)

Hesterton Mon 21-Jan-13 18:04:32

that is quite a lot of cheese and cake, it has to be said, specially on top of spaghetti and maltesers.

I woul agree she may have been a touch on the gluttonous side.

Your paid her fairly. If she's a good sitter though, I'd take the guzzling on the chin.

p.s. Are you sure she wasn't giving the children a snack?

LegoAcupuncture Mon 21-Jan-13 18:04:32

I used to babysit for a lady when she went to church for three hours. She locked the kitchen door so I couldn't even get in, never mind have cake and cheese.

How big was your block of cheese?

Hesterton Mon 21-Jan-13 18:04:55

My god so many errors, I apologise.

ConfusedPixie Mon 21-Jan-13 18:06:11

I could've eaten much more than that at 15 in an evening! YABU I'm afraid, she probably didn't realise that it would seem a large amount to you as most teens I know eat a hell of a lot! One of my explorers could have polished off the cake, bolognaise, bottle of coke and more in one sitting I reckon hmm Especially the girls grin

HeartsAreEveryWhere Mon 21-Jan-13 18:06:15

5 hours, 2 glasses of coke, cheese and half a cake? Slim pickin's!


I made her dinner and left her chocolate for afterwards too.

And then on top of that a whole block of cheese and half a cake?

The cake btw was one I made myself as I was experimenting for a friends birthday next week - so I made it with three layers, with cream and buttercream filling etc. It wasn't a tiny little shop bought cake.

And this is only the things I've noticed that she's eaten. But if you really consider that to be "slim pickin's" then wow.

zukiecat Mon 21-Jan-13 18:07:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HeartsAreEveryWhere Mon 21-Jan-13 18:09:16


Actually, that's a thought. Plenty of teens are anorexic, maybe get one of them next time? No need to count the biscuits and give an Internet report then.

I know this is AIBU and so I should expect harsh comments, but this one is really harsh.

It was a light hearted thread anyway. I'm just a little shocked that someone could eat that much in one sitting.

You should really read your comment back and see how harsh and unfair it is.

AuntieMaggie Mon 21-Jan-13 18:09:49

How old are your dcs?

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 21-Jan-13 18:10:13

A packet of crackers and I could see off a block of decent cheese without batting an eyelid!

Not sure I could manage half a cake but as a teenager I could probably munched my way through it absentmindedly.

I was skinny then too. Those were the days!

Maybe Apolcalypse's post was meant light-heartedly too ? Humour is a funny thing as they say ! (especially on t'internet) I'm sure she wasn't being entirely serious that's for sure smile

ApocalypseThen Mon 21-Jan-13 18:12:49

You should really read your comment back and see how harsh and unfair it is.

Calling a teen a pig isn't really lighthearted, she'd be humiliated beyond belief if she knew about this. You might think it comes across as lighthearted, but I don't think it does.

LadyMargolotta Mon 21-Jan-13 18:13:01

Seriously though, it could be that she has some sort of eating disorder.

AmberLeaf Mon 21-Jan-13 18:13:40

But you said help yourself to food and she did.


ApocalypseThen Mon 21-Jan-13 18:14:44

You're right, I wasn't being entirely serious, but I do think the OP is being hard on this poor girl. Having a midnight feast whole babysitting is the done thing, it sounds quite sweet and innocent to me.

MolehillAlchemy Mon 21-Jan-13 18:14:46

To be fair, you didn't mention the meal and Maltesers in your OP. But still, a teenager with a whole 5 hours to kill and with permission to help herself, I think YABU.

Lavenderhoney Mon 21-Jan-13 18:15:53

Maybe she was eating to stay awake? If you say help yourself then she did, which is ok. Maybe she likes cheese- I could easily nibble a block of nice cheese. Cake - pudding and she might have thought you left it for her anyway. Sounds like a lovely cake.

With coke though? Yuck, but I hate fizzy drinks. Maybe she isn't allowed enough to eat at home or is supposed to be dieting and you left a fridge full of tempting things!

Next time, tell her if shes not to eat something special. Otherwise you are lucky to have a nice babysitter.

TerraNotSoFirma Mon 21-Jan-13 18:18:09

So there were two cheese wrappers in the fridge then?
Are you sure she didnt give some of this food to DC? Or are they too small?

When we had babysitters we used to take the piss, saying we were hungry all the time, Used to get a row from Mum in the morning.

TerraNotSoFirma Mon 21-Jan-13 18:20:01

In the BIN is what I meant.

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