Adventures In Babysitting
Everyone should recall the 1987 hit movie, Adventures In Babysitting. If not, check it out, it’s a good movie that will remind you of what it was like to be a kid. Millions of young ladies get their first job as babysitters. If you asked around, you’d probably be hard pressed to find any woman who’d say her first job was anything other than watching the neighborhood kids. Every young person (girls, as well as boys) should at some point have the experience of being a babysitter. It builds character and in many cases is a young person’s first true display of responsibility. In a way, being a babysitter is sort of a right of passage into adulthood.
But included in that ‘right of passage’ is the benefit of making some cold hard cash, which no adolescent can ever have enough of. But what happens when a 16-year-old young lady, with so many things to do (and buy), gets the experience of babysitting, but no cash payoff in the end?
That’s what happened to Texas native, Robert Rausch’s daughter when she missed curfew. Daddy-o placed an online ad offering 30 hours of his busted daughter’s time for babysitting services……..completely free of charge. He wanted to punish her, and at the same time help others. She said she won’t be violating curfew anymore.
The moral of the story: Breaking curfew is not a good business decision.