Mom Levels With Babysitter in Hilarious Note

She's not a regular mom; she's a cool mom.
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Apr 2017
Amy Poehler from 'Mean Girls' calling herself a cool mom
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The first few times you leave baby alone with a babysitter, you may feel anxious. You’ll probably leave behind a list of tips and to-dos and an even longer list of emergency contacts. And then your kids will get older.

The sarcastic list one mom left for her babysitter is making the rounds on Twitter thanks to the sitter’s boyfriend. It’s indicative of one thing: she’s been a babysitter before too. She understands the feeling of needing to go above and beyond to please both the kids and the parents—and she’s here to tell the sitter to forget it.

The list begins with—gasp!—condoning screen time.

“I encourage the kids to watch as much TV as possible, so they will leave me the hell alone. Feel free to do the same.”

Here are a few of the gems that follow:

“Don’t waste your valuable time cooking or providing healthy snacks. Just give them the pizza and snacks I leave.”

“Don’t answer the house phone unless you feel like paying bills.”

“If you have any boys over, just make sure they have an uncle/dad/brother/friend I can call later.”

There’s a lot we don’t know here. How old are the kids; can they mostly fend for themselves? Does the mother already have a relationship with the babysitter, who can assume she’s joking? It is safe to assume she’s joking, right?

Babysitters are often just as nervous to sit as parents are to leave their kids. Our takeaway: This mom just wants everyone to relax.

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