7 babysitters share the craziest things they’ve experienced on the job

It’s not easy taking care of children you don’t know, you know?

People take babysitting for granted; it’s not easy taking care of children you don’t know. Yes, babysitters do get paid for the work that the do, but most of the time it’s not worth the horrors and headaches they have to endure on the job.

Over at Mama Mia, they compiled the craziest stories babysitters have experienced while on the job:

“I was held hostage in their house.”

“The mum and dad came home drunk and fighting. The dad went out to walk the dog and the mum locked the door with me inside. She kept saying ‘shh-shh’, while the dad screamed from the outside. She started saying things like, ‘He wants to kill himself instead of be with me—who says that?’ I reached for the lock to get out and she pulled my hand back saying, ‘No, leave him for a while’. I waited as long as I could then busted out of there.” — skintightmonopoly

“The nudist family’s children kept putting their clothes on when their parents left the house.”

“In high school, I met a nudist family at the local nude beach. They asked me to babysit, figuring I’d be comfortable with their lifestyle. No problem, easy money. Two boys (seven and nine), well behaved. The weird thing was that as soon as the parents left for their night out, the kids would start putting on clothes. By the time, they got home we were usually bundled up watching scary movies on TV. The parents always seemed a little uncomfortable with that, like I’d been perverting their kids into putting on clothes.” — Altarocks

“The parents had an orgy in the hot tub while I was sitting there.”

“Babysat for a family during my early teenage years. Parents were drunks. My very last night of babysitting for them they had an orgy in the hot tub while I was sitting there waiting for a ride home.” — alyssanerellih

On the next page, find out how a babysitter accidentally got two boys drunk

“The parents left me with their drunk friend in the house.”

“New Year’s Eve. The parents come home midway through the evening to drop off one of their super drunk friends. He went to sleep in the three year old’s bed and the kid kept going up to check on him like a little nurse. One of the kids reached for a glass of what I thought was water on the coffee table but I quick gave it a sniff and it was vodka that the parents left out when they went to the bars.

"Parents were so drunk they each tipped me a ton of money and told me not to tell the others. I made $90 that night which was amazing money in 1993.” — jeth

“I was fired because the wife thought I was having an affair with her husband.”

“‘When was 10 to probably 13 or 14 I babysat for a weird family in my town. They had three daughters who were super awesome and we always had a blast. But the parents were into weird stuff… One of the things they liked to do was for any major decisions they needed to make they would get out a sinker attached to a string and ask it questions. If it swung a certain way it meant yes and if it went the other way it meant no.

"Well anyway I’ve been watching these girls for a couple years and one night the mother asks where the father and I go when he takes me home. I tell her that he takes me home right away. She says that it takes him two or three hours before he gets back. Obviously I’m stunned at what she’s insinuating. About a week after this, she tells me that I can no longer watch the kids because her sinker told her that the husband and I were having an affair. We weren’t.” — Chrississippi69

“They has security cameras all over their house to watch how I was babysitting.”

“First time babysitting my neighbours and the mum is pretty normal. Met the dad and he was about 20 years older than her. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was the dad was overprotective of his wife and the daughter who I was babysitting. The mum gets me alone for a moment and tells me that her husband likes to keep an eye on his daughter… then she motioned towards the security cameras in every room of their house – except bathrooms of course. So they leave and the cameras turn on… I did continue to babysit the girl. It was always so creepy with the cameras on while I was changing her diaper and putting her to sleep.” — allpaca2244

“I mistakenly got two young boys drunk.”

“Was watching two boys, maybe 12 and 11. Their parents liked to party quite a lot (one of the reasons they would pay me to watch their kids). One night they go out, order pizza for dinner and the delivery driver forgets the the soft drink. So the younger child says there is orange juice in the fridge, I grab the pitcher not thinking anything of it. Pour them each a glass, they drink and eat without saying word. Through the course of the night they keep pouring themselves full cups of OJ. They start acting strange, stumbling, talking odd, etc. Call the parents and ask if I should do anything, then tell the parents everything they ate/drank. Their dad ends up telling me the OJ was just a giant screwdriver that his wife and him were going to split when they got home. Luckily I didn’t take too much heat for it because he said he should have warned me.” — ididitforthewookie

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