The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Don’t tell mom the babysitter’s incompetent


Yeah, so, my boss’ birthday is coming up, so a group of us are emailing back and forth about getting him something. Finally, we settled on a gift certificate for a fancy restaurant.

My boss and his wife live in San Francisco, and they have a baby. I don’t know how old the baby is because I just don’t think to ask about stuff like that. So anyway, this fact lead to the following email exchange:

Random coworker: Sonia should babysit [the boss’ baby] since Sonia lives in the city, too.

Office buddy Paul: Ha ha, yes, you should, Sonia.

Me: I guess I could babysit. It’s not different than taking care of a dog, right? You take the baby for a walk, make sure his water bowl is filled and then put him to bed in the crate.

There have been no follow-up emails.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

4 thoughts on “Don’t tell mom the babysitter’s incompetent

  1. It works for my kids. I didn’t hear them complainig when you can Daivd watched them while Tony and I went out. As long as they don’t die then I consider the night a success.

  2. Sonia my dear you crack me up. I know that you can take care of a baby. You watched Lorelei a few times when she was little. You also take really good care of Homer too. I don’t see a problem… kids dogs what-ever!!!!

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