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Evening child sitter

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ohh Thu 12-Oct-17 18:39:16

Hello All.

My DH has a Christmas party coming up and partners are invited. Problem is no children. Normally my 14 DD will look after our DS 10 if we have fed them, and go out for a drink;my DH not me! I drive.
Problem this time is that the do is nearly 1 hr 5 away.

I'm thinking I should get a childminder in. DS could stay overnight with a friend but 14 year old not.

Any ideas smile Thanks

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 14-Oct-17 18:33:55

Why not just get a babysitter in?

ohh Sat 14-Oct-17 19:07:47

Because teen does not like it

Yerazig Sat 14-Oct-17 19:23:40

Well surely as your the adult you say what goes in the house?

Snap8TheCat Sat 14-Oct-17 20:36:56

What’s the difference? It’s still an adult supervising the care of your children.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 15-Oct-17 07:22:26

I don't get what you are asking

Ds goes to friend

Dd stays on own for a few hours

Or both there and you get a babysitter and yes maybe your eldest doesn't like it but you are the adult and you make the decisions

Tbh I don't think it's fair to make a 14yr look after younger siblings

nannynick Sun 15-Oct-17 08:00:38

Don’t like a babysitter - call them something else. Some childminders babysit, some nannies babysit, when we do we are often called a babysitter.

Is it more that you need a big age gap? If so, just find someone who is quite a lot older than your DD.

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