The only thing harder than taking care of your own kids might be taking care of someone else's. As a babysitter, you're tasked with enforcing a family's rules that you don't necessarily understand or agree with. It's worth dealing with the kids' ensuing fits if it means you make that ca$h money, right?
Legions of current and former babysitters took to Reddit to share the strangest rules families had them follow. It's Saturday afternoon. Let's get to it!
1. CretaMaltaCano got creeped out.
"Don't touch Daddy's food."
The dad had a whole cupboard of brand name junk food just for him. It had an inventory list taped to the inside of one door so he could ensure no one stole from his stash. The kids and mom got no-name brand food. When I got there the mom repeatedly told me "don't touch daddy's food!" and when he drove me home the dad asked me if I'd touched his food and grilled me about boys. Did I like boys a lot? Did I have a boyfriend? How many boyfriends had I already had? I was 12 or 13.
I only babysat there once; the whole experience gave me the creeps.