We need a babysitter. With no family or friends in the area we are becoming antsy to get out of the house without the kid. It’s not like “we need time for ourselves”. We had a kid. We made the decision to never have time like that again. But, the new Star Wars film is coming out. Batman Begins. Fantastic Four. These are movies that need to be seen on the big screen. Sure I could go by myself, but it is rare that I get to talk superheroes with my wife, without her giving me the “you are total geek” look. So these movies will bring us closer together. They will strengthen us as a couple.
But,you can’t really bring a 1 year old to the movies. So we need a babysitter.
Last week, I’m taking Luna for her evening walk when I see coming towards me, a teenaged girl walking a dog. Of course the dogs have to stop to size each other up. I ask the obligatory, “What’s your dogs name?”
Which the she responds through her braces, “Justin.”
I introduce Luna and then make some small talk and then I blurt out, “Do you baby sit?”
She kind of got a strange look on her face and I realized I might have scared her. So, then I am explaining to the girl that we just moved in, where we are from, where we live and how we are desperate for a baby sitter and that maybe she could stop by with her parent’s of course and talk to my wife and meet the kid and that I am not some lunatic on the street.
She said, “Mmm, ok. Uhhh. Yea.”
She never stopped by. But neither did the cops. So that is a good thing. I guess.