When you hear the word Babysitter what comes to mind?
A 14 year old neighborhood girl?
Robin Williams dressed as an 80 year old German granny?
A box set of books from the 90’s?
Playdates Are The New Babysitter
Afraid you don’t have time or patience to watch other people’s kids?
- Host a kid party! If you know your family is going to be home one night, make a post on Komae that you’re available and offer to give your friends a date night out. You can host a few families at the same time, pop some popcorn, put on a movie, and watch the Komae Points roll in! (The most I have earned in one night is 18!) Then use those points a couple at a time for your needs throughout the month.
- After-bed-time-sits. This is truly a genius life-hack given us by a Komae mom. She posts that she is available to go to your home after the kids are already in bed so you can get a night out. Which naturally means she’s already put her kids to bed, too. Now she has a quiet house all to herself to read, surf social media, or veg out on Netflix without the guilt of undone chores calling her name. Honestly, that kind of retreat sounds like something a mom would usually need to pay to do!
- Remember, you’re helping a friend. Giving is a great feeling. Giving the gift of free time to a stressed out mama-friend is the greatest feeling. Plus, it means getting free time for yourself when you need it. Pay it forward, sister.