Leaving your kids with a babysitter can be difficult, you can never tell how they will react to a new person taking care of them.

 

Some parents leave strict instructions for the babysitter to follow as they don’t want the kids to bend the rules or manipulate the babysitter in their absence.

 

However, this mum took a completely different approach and left a very entertaining set of “rules” in a note for the babysitter.

 

The humorous handwritten list of “Rules and Tips” included ten very detailed (and totally hilarious) instructions for babysitting her children.

 

She starts with an important topic, TV time. The mum wrote: "I encourage the kids to watch as much TV as possible, so they will leave me the hell alone. Feel free to do the same."

 

 

She followed this with meal time instructions: “Let the kids have as much sugar as they want. They take pills to sleep anyway.”

 

Then she dealt with the topic of male visitors: “If you have any boys over, just make sure they have an uncle/dad/friend that I can call later.”

 

She also instructed the babysitter to teach herself to breastfeed the kids after watching YouTube videos and how to treat the neighbours should they knock at the door, i.e. don’t lend them anything and turn down their requests to babysit.

 

The note concludes with a recommendation that we think all babysitters should know: “Don’t believe anything the kids tell you!”

 

The babysitter sent a copy of the note to her amused boyfriend who replied “I got a brother and a couple of uncles!”

 

When the girl’s boyfriend enquired about the breastfeeding instructions, the bemused babysitter replied “I don’t know if that’s a joke or not.”

 

 

He later shared the hilarious note to his Twitter account where it went viral.

 

The tweet has since gotten over 32,000 likes and 16,000 retweets. Something tells us a lot of those are from other mothers who can identify with this mum’s sentiments.

 

Some Twitter users replied saying that the mum in question was definitely in need of her evening off from the kids. Others said she probably had babysitting experience of her own which she based these “rules” on.

 

Either way, she certainly has a great sense of humour and her kids are probably equally funny.

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