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   Posted 7/12/2009 12:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you remember any of the baby sitters you had as a kid? Can you describe them...who they were? Did you like them? Did you give them a 'bad time'

We didn't have sitters often but for some reason I didn't like baby sitters before they got there...except for one. She was a high school gal who had a physical handicap. I'm not sure what it was but her left side didn't work well, she had an awful time walking but held her head high and kept on moving. Her arm on that side was non functioning almost as if she had a stroke or some sort of palsy. But I didn't 'see' that part of her because her heart was fully functional. She would play with me and actually listen to me. Her smile was as bright as the sun. Other sitters would just sit there, order you around and then send you to bed. They were too busy watching TV or reading for do anything with me. Of course my brother gave them fits but that's another story. I'm trying so hard to remember the one gal's name...I can see her as if she were standing beside me but the name is spinning around this foggy brain and I can't quite make it out. Doesn't matter...she was awesome.

How about you? Did you have great sitters? Or were they the sitter from Mars?
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   Posted 7/12/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Are babysitters were unfortunately the TV. My parents favorite past time was to chug a little alcohol, okay,okay to chug alot of alcohol. So my babysitter became Batman,Star Trek,Bonanaza and so on, I would have to say my though was without a doubt, Hoss, he always was there for his family no matter if they were fighting or if they had hurt them or whatever, I have tried to liken my life after that, because it sucks when nobody is there for you, but hey, he was a pretty good babysitter and rates were so cheap,lol!! Happy Sunday to everyone.

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   Posted 7/12/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was very little, we lived in a lumber mill community with only about 100 people total; not many people to pick from for a baby sitter.

So, I was left at home one day with a very determined 15 year old (I'm told).

I was one who loved tools, and could tear apart nearly anything. Friends of my father used to bring dead carbeurators, clocks and stuff when they came by, for me to tear apart.

Any way, my mother told the story that when she got home she found me backed into the corner in my soiled diaper, hammer in hand. The baby sitter was determined to change that diaper, but I would strike her with the hammer any time she got near. Word was that we had been at it for over an hour when my mother got home. That baby sitter never sat for me again.

Don't know what category I would place the relationship, exactly.

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   Posted 7/12/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL to funny Tony

My only memory of a sitter was this young woman who had alot of makeup in her purse. The reason I remember this little bit of information was I dumped it all out of the purse then destoyed it all. Dumped the powered, broke the lipstick and so on..... I don't remember if I got in trouble or not....

We didn't have to many sitters for my father was a very strange man as some of you already know. He didn't like people in his house that were not just the four of us..

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   Posted 7/12/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
The only sitter I ever had as a child was my older brother, and even he didn't sit for me a lot. Our family income was modest, and my parents spent it on providing us a decent place to live and other necessities, but didn't go out much until I was a teen. Then I would spend the night with one of my friends when they went out for the evening, and they would return the favor when my friends' parents wanted to go out.
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   Posted 7/12/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, and as matter of fact met her once again, for a brief visit when I was up North..
She helped me make it through she took me home after I ran away...
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