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Sorry, but 13 Is Way Too Young to Be a Babysitter

"Yes, of course," were the words I uttered out loud at the age of 13 to a mother of two kids who wanted to hire me to be their babysitter. She had asked me If I had any experience watching kids before, and so I said, "yes," which was sort of true. I had watched kids in the neighborhood I lived in, for five minutes, when their moms desperately had to go the bathroom. I had watched younger cousins of mine while their parents were in the kitchen flirting over glasses of wine.
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