No two babysitters will spend their time in exactly the same way. Observing how one babysitter spent her day caring for three young children— Mary (7), John (5), and Larry (3)—will give you an idea of what this job can be like:
7:00 A.M. Start work.
7:05 A.M. See that Mary gets on the school bus.
7:30 A.M.–9 A.M. Feed the boys. See that they get dressed. Children then watch television. Help John with kindergarten speech. The children help clean up the house.
9:00 books. A.M.–10:30 A.M. Go to the park ﬁrst, and then to the library to choose
10:30 A.M.–11:00 for kindergarten.
Prepare lunch for the boys. Make sure John is ready
11:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M. Feed the children. Walk John to kindergarten.
12:30 hold tasks. P.M.–2:30 P.M. Read to Larry. Larry rests. Do laundry and other house
2:30 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Visit with Mary, who has returned from school.
3:00 P.M.–3:30 P.M. John returns home. Serve afternoon snack to children.
3:30 tices piano. The children do their chores and homework.
Mary prac4:30 P.M.–6:30 P.M. The children play during the next two hours with some supervision. Dinner is prepared.
6:30 P.M. Family meal.
7:00 P.M. Day is ﬁnished.