Friday, September 10, 2010

New client

Here's some of what's been happening:
  • I've got a new client (a 4-year-old with a speech delay) and I did a total of 7.5 hours of babysitting over Thursday and Friday. At $11 an hour, that's $82.50 before taxes. It's a lot of responsibility. My new client enjoys our treadmill, trampoline, train set and other amenities. It's politically problematic to have a strange child at home during school hours playing with my kids' toys while they are away, but I expressed my gratitude to my kids and offered to help clean up any resulting messes, etc. I didn't mention to D that my client had used an orange Do-A-Dot on Thomas the Tank Engine's face while D was at school, but I did pay D generously this evening. I had 4.5 hours with my new client today, so we spent about half of that at the zoo.
  • I got a big box of goodies (books, clothes, toys) from my sister a few days ago. I especially like the book title O is for Orca.
  • Silly Bandz are finally on C's radar. She just got two at school from a friend, and C tells me that the kids are very excitedly trading them at school.
  • Our FDIC-insured money market account is now making .10% interest, which is dismal.
  • D is now into Wii skateboarding and calisthenics and really worked up a sweat this evening.
  • We all love Shaun the Sheep.
  • C tells me that rather than go to Barnes and Noble tomorrow, she would like to wait until next week to make sure that she has lots of money to spend.

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