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About a year ago, the ad agency I worked for let me go and while I looked for another job in advertising, I started babysitting to pay the bills. It was somewhat surprising to me how much I liked working as a babysitter: the hours are flexible, the pay is under the table, and you get to tell your co-workers what to do. However, things took an unexpected turn when June arrived and summer vacations began. I had assumed that with the kids being out of school my hours would increase. I was dead wrong; all my babysitting jobs dried up and I began to get desperate. Like, pricing-out-valuables desperate.

I get all of my babysitting gigs from a very well-respected site (that will go unnamed here). I began trolling the website multiple times a day and applying to everything in a 15 mile radius. “Looking for a nanny with infant experience” — hey, I was an infant once! “Must be fluent in Spanish” — dame trabajo ahora! “Must have your own car” — I could probably dig up a vehicle somewhere!

I was frantic, until one day I saw an ad for a nanny position posted by a woman named “Santina.” Keep reading »

Babysitter Arrested For Private “Playtime”

Little boy fantasizes about his hot babysitter. That’s how the story usually goes—NOT the other way around. But it seems that 28-year-old Summer Nelson got confused. She had sex with the 14-year-old boy she was hired to watch…by her friend…his MOTHER. Summer started watching the teenager and his 12 and 9-year-old siblings in August 2007 and kept up the “babysitting” charade until her antics were reported to police by a third party last December. Umm, I’m sure the siblings finally caught on to “playtime” whenever Summer came to babysit. And that’s not the worst part—this girl must have taken a trip to crazy town when she asked the boy’s mother for her blessing and told the boy’s siblings they were in love. If convicted of all four counts of lewd conduct with a minor, Summer will experience some extreme babysitting—life in prison. Just don’t let her near Juvie! [CNN] Keep reading »

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