I have to travel two weekends a month and need someone to watch my two children while I'm gone. I typically leave on Thursday and return mid day Sunday (or earlier if I can). Both kids are in school and leave for the bus every morning at 8:15 and return around 3:30p. They are 7 and 8 years old and are quite easy. Meal preparation, homework help, and light house cleaning are expected. The days that the kids are at school is free time for you. During the weekends they like to play with their friends in the apartment complex we live in, so most of the time you will have lots of down time. Sometimes you might have to take them to parties or scout/brownie meetings and such, so safe and reliable transportation are a must.