"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What do you do with 15 kids for 4 hours?

I am lucky enough to be a part of a weekly date night babysitting group. We have four families who, each Friday night, combine kids at one persons home. Three couples leave, one remains with the kids. It works out GREAT! You get three Fridays a month where you don't even have to feed your kids, and you get four hours out with no enormous babysitting bill. However, when it is your Friday to sit, you get all 15 kids! We have all found that it is best to have some riveting activity for the kids to be involved in. This week, I went to the dollar store, got six packages of twisty balloons with pumps, and distributed them among the five oldest kids and myself. I was amazed at how creative the kids were. The hats that came out of this bunch were quite impressive.
Some of them got more impressive as time went by - And, of course, we did have a few traditional dogs in the mix, just to make things interesting!
Now, I have a month to plan the next night...

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