Saturday, June 22, 2013

Anytime You Want I'll Babysit For You...Psyche!

I was talking with my friend, Jon. He and his fiance Becky (like me) have two small children.

"Listen, anytime you and Becky need a babysitter let me know! I would love to watch them." I told him. And I meant it. Of course I would have to bring my own kids with me or his kids would have to come to my house, but still I meant what I said.

On the other hand, I've encountered a curious situation regarding babysitters.

I cannot tell you how many times friends have said this statement to me:
"Anytime you need a babysitter, let me know!"

Yet, when the occasion does arrive, and I actually do need a babysitter, the same people who were enthusiastic about watching my kids, mysteriously have other plans.

Now don't get me wrong, I know my friends have their own lives to live, and they're doing awesome things. But please do us all a favor, don't say shit you don't mean. If you say "I'd love to babysit your kids, anytime!" Mean it, or don't say it at all.

A lot of times what people really mean when they say "I'll babysit anytime you need me" is "your kids are really cute. I wouldn't actually want to watch them, but they're adorable."

But seriously, if you think that you should say it.

The end!


What do you think? Feel free to agree or disagree, but hateful comments will be deleted.