To be clear, I do have a babysitter. One that watches Peanut expertly during the days while we are at work.
What just dawned on me is that I don't have a babysitter to watch her if the husband and I want to have a grown up night. We usually rely on my parents who live an hour away or my sister who lives about 20 minutes away. And while both are generous, they have their own things to do and lives to lead.
We don't have someone in town that we can call up, have come over and stay with Peanut for an evening.
I remember babysitting the neighbor kids very early on when I was probably no older than 13. I can't even fathom leaving Peanut with a 13 year old. Or a 17 year old for that matter.
I don't feel like we are missing out on a bunch by not going out but it would be nice to know that there is someone we can call so we can have a dinner out just the two of us.
Do you have a neighborhood teen that you count on?