Friday, February 21, 2014

My Mindy Project: Week 7

Hello everyone. I don't know if anyone noticed my break in My Mindy Project last week! I didn't want it to get lost in all the Valentine's Day madness, but I've allowed myself to miss two weeks this year. Don't know what I'm talking about when I say My Mindy Project? I'm slowly going through Mindy Kaling's "Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself."

Each week, I post a picture of the card and answer the following question. Seeing how this week, I couldn't find my phone to snap a picture of the card, I just thought I'd give you a creepy selfie of myself instead:

On the back, she goes to describe her days as a babysitter, and how she shouldn't talk about killing and babysitting in the same sentence. She then poses the questions:

"What was your experience as a babysitter?"
Let's be real. I was an awful babysitter. Honestly, my first time, I let a kid play outside for 5 hours. He was so sun blistered the next day, the mom would've fired me on the spot if she wasn't so desperate.
However, in my defense, some of the kids that I babysat were horrendous. I have this vicious memory of my neighbor refusing to go to bed and legitimately chasing me around the house with scissors. I called my mom crying, and begging for her to come over, but all she said was what great experience this could turn into. (It didn't.)
Fast forward to my next babysitting experience, a mom and dad leaving their 6 month old for the first time. She cried so hard the entire night that she threw up mucous on me (and my new pants!) multiple times in the night.
My last time babysitting seriously led me to call 911. Thank goodness, it was a false alarm, but I finally gave up babysitting from that moment on! (Keep in mind, this was about 6 months ago.)

"Did it inform how you felt about the possibility of becoming a parent one day?"
I wouldn't say these moments defined my future children and whether or not I'll be having them, but it certainly affected my choice to major in education. Seriously, what was I thinking? Props to all the teachers and future teachers out there, I have so much respect for them now!

1 comment:

  1. Looking back, I wouldn't say I was a great baby-sister, but at least never had any emergency while doing so! But I used to always love doing it, and the extra money was just a perk to it all!


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