When 16-year-old Texan, Kirstin Rausch, got in trouble for throwing a late-night party (while her parents were upstairs sleeping… wise idea!), her parents came up with an unusual punishment: 30 hours of free babysitting, complete with an advertisement in the local newspaper:
Want a free babysitter for a night out? Under Kirstin’s picture, it said: I’m in BIG trouble for missing my curfew, and my parents are making me provide 30 hours of free babysitting as punishment. My pain is your gain, so call.
Because, you know, who WOULDNT want a resentful, party-throwing teenager watching their precious bundles of joy!
If Skye ever pulls this kind of shenanigan*, I’m going to punish her with a frightening deterrent. Like forcing her to watch the home movies of me playing with the Harrisburg Youth Symphony on repeat. Or sampling my bi-annual attempt at cooking.
*Just WRITING that word added twenty years to my life