I have always used babysitting as my way to earn money since before I could even drive a car. Parents could tell that I was more responsible and independent at a younger age, which led to them trusting me with their kids starting in the 8th grade. In high school, I become the regular babysitter for a family with 4 kids and 4 animals. Ranging from age 2 to 12, I was constantly juggling their different schedules after school and on the weekends. After a little bit, I was entrusted to keep the kids overnight on weekends, and eventually started to stay with them for weeks at a time while the parents traveled for work and vacation. After 8 years with them, I truly don't think there is any situation I am unprepared for. I am ready to not only be a caretaker, but a friend to your children.