Hi Sleepless moms! I’m Alexia, and I’m a babysitter/nanny. I am around kids all the time since it’s my job! Because of that, I have some pretty fun experiences and also some good stories. On one particularly difficult day, I was watching these two kids for a family I’ve known since I was a kid. Their daughters were about five and three at the time and I was getting them ready for bed. Before I go on, please note I was young and it was early on in my babysitting days so I am a much better babysitter now.
So it was time for a bath so both the girls were in the tub. Everything was going according to plan and then the girls wanted to get out. As I searched for towels, trying my best to keep an eye on them so they didn’t drown or fall, one of the girls started climbing out of the bathtub. I didn’t know it at the time, because of course it was the one nanosecond I wasn’t watching, so I turned around quickly, bumping into her, and knocking her to the ground on her butt. The floor was also slick like tile so since she was wet her body slid so far on that tile. I felt so bad because not only had I knocked her down but also sent her flying across the bathroom floor. Thankfully, it sounds a lot worse than it actually was. She was totally fine with no injuries or anything but it of course scared her and me to see her flying across the floor. We are still good family friends with the girls’ parents and honestly I don’t even remember if I told the parents what happened or not. It’s funny because in the moment I felt like the worst babysitter alive but looking back it really was no big deal and I’m sure it happens all the time. Needless to say this was definitely not my best moment but you live and you learn right?
Alexia — Sophie & Jake’s Babysitter