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Confessions of a 13 year old babysitter

My mother was an amazing woman. She has been dead now 13 years not a day passes that I don't miss her. The things that you would do for your mother is endless. Even babysit her best friends kids.....

At 13 life is full of adventure and lots of mischief! Mum made me babysit these 3 kids. I was still a little kid myself and these 3 kids lived in an area of home town we called snobs hill. I don't have to explain why they called it this....
The kids 2 boys and a girl were ok! If I had homework they would play up and if I didn't they would sleep, go figure that one out. But anyway it gave me some extra money and was my first job. I love children but I would never leave them with a 13 year old ever!! God I slept there and you think if anything had gone wrong what would I do except panic, I was a young girl myself scared of the dark and anything that goes bump in the night.

The mother of these kids was my mothers best friend. They had a falling out later in life, which was really no surprise. She was one of those woman who flashed off a big diamond rings, the latest mercedes benz. Fur coats and every designer dress and hundreds of shoes all the top brands. I think this is where my shoe addiction may have started. The greek family ran a fruit business back 34 years ago. There were only 2 fruit business's in town, I did not realise that you can make so much money with a fruit business. Her and her husband loved to flash around big time, show off all there money. 

One morning the kids father was supposed to drop me home to the door but the police were in our street, he would not come down the street to drop me home. The police were at my neighbours house. The son had taken a drug overdose which was really sad. Mum was furious he made me walk from the corner. He was supposed to deliver me to the door. 

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