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The Rewards of Babysitting

Part 1
    For the grandparents: Ah the rewards of babysitting
The smiles, hugs, and all the love, the crying, the complaining
And when is this kid going home so I can get some sleep
Grand parenting.. Some jobs just aren’t worth the pay.

Part 2 (Grandparents)
    What's worst than having one child you say? Watching
Two for the entire day. More crying, more lunches to 
make- School starts Aug 23rd and believe me it’s a relief
for your sake.

Part 3
    While babysitting you start to smile knowing school will
Begin soon. You think, after these kids are gone will sleep
Till noon. Let’s enjoy peace as long as we can
What the kids are here, again? Yes, Grand dad it’s the

Part 4

    We got something for those weekend blues.. A special little
Present we’ve been saving for you. Now it’s very different
I can say. A sitters hand book to help you get through the 

        The Privileges of Babysitting

The Babysitters Hand Book    “A book of Excellence “

1.Always conduct a positive attitude when the children
Are screaming
2.Keep the pool “Bug Free” unless you need extra snacks
3.Aspirin should always be in stock for those louder days
4.Keep the stereo volume high so it blocks out the kids voices
5.Relax completely when sitting because it won’t be long
Until you have to get up again
6.Keep all the cats fed so when the kids chase after them
They’ll have enough energy to get away.
7.Have tape on hand in case you need immediate silence
8.All meals should be prepared in advance in case of 
Severe hunger.
9.Never ever break up a fight unless one wins so there’s
Only one kid to watch.
10.Keep 2 pairs of shoes, one pair will never be enough
And remember when you start loosing your mind
That next time you’ll hold on longer.

Part 5 Grandparents

   Now that we’ve covered the holidays lets just 
Sit down and be still, healthy kids are fun to
Watch aren’t they?  With the only exception
When they are seriously Ill.

                       Continuing the Bonus’s of Babysitting

Part 6

   Ah the closing thoughts of the babysitter. The
Friend and pal that always gives a good cheer. The
Dependable fool that bends over here. The Responsible
Buddy you have each and everyday. The constant sucker
That will go anyway. You’re the Good partner that
Will always last and having another grandchild
Is the Final Blast

The Conclusion of Babysitting

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  1. Date: 4/12/2010 4:26:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts about being a grandparent....Being a grandparent is better than beig a parent because we are grand...Just older and wiser..Keep the creative pen flowing...God blessed me with having only one little grandson at a time...For they are ten years apart...Sara

  1. Date: 3/24/2010 9:59:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Cassandra. Thank you for sharing it. Hoping you have a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/24/2010 8:51:00 AM

  1. Date: 3/24/2010 3:13:00 AM
    An enjoyable read this morning and being a grandparent I can relate to this write.