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18 Things You Did As A Child That Would Horrify You If Your Kids Did Them

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The Babysitters Club wasn’t just a book series. The things you did as a kid routinely included watching after your younger siblings.

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Once you were old enough to reach the lock on the door and open the fridge, congratulations! You became the babysitter. Didn’t matter if you were 8 and your little brother was 9 months old. You were left “in charge” when mom and dad went out at night or had to work. Again, it’s sort of bananas to think about now. We had no cell phones, no nanny cams, no video doorbells. Baby got sick? Well, mom and dad would be home eventually. Knock on the door when you weren’t expecting guests? Open it, let’s see who it is! Now, we pay out of our noses for reliable, responsible, ADULT sitters. And we don’t use them often, because it’s expensive!

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