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Babysitting

Slang; the act or practice of holding a losing investment for a relatively long period of time. One babysits an investment in hopes that the market will turn around and allow one eventually to break even.
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Talk with your parents to see what babysitting situations are comfortable for both them and you.
OTHER THINGS MEN DON'T DO WHEN THEY'RE 'BABYSITTING'
The Foster Care Babysitting Certification Training will result in 81 new babysitters, which is important to foster families who have few alternatives for short-term care.
The girl's Moroccan mother said the incident happened after they read the suspect's advertisement on Dubizzle offering hourly babysitting services.
While they aren't the first kids to kick around vacation cash-raising ideas, of course, Brian Hatch and Will Moore put some unusual spin on their B and W Babysitting partnership.
Economists, Krugman tells us, work by constructing models: "The only way to make sense of any complex system, be it global warming or the global economy, is to work with models--simplified representations of that system which you hope help you understand how it works." Accordingly, he endeavors to give readers a simple model to enable us to grasp his prescription for our current disorders: a system devised by a group of parents to establish a babysitting pool.
When a new baby comes along your social life inevitably suffers but make quality time for you and your partner by setting up a babysitting circle.
You're in control of your babysitting biz--find a new family.
The PLDs are the most popular clique in their school, and Sylvia, their leader, not only hooks them up with babysitting jobs to fund their shopping habits, but also orchestrates the practical jokes they play on each other and their biggest rival, cheerleader Brenda Wu.
-- Young adults through the years have said that babysitting when they were teenagers was a life-changing experience, teaching them responsibility and helping them understand the intricacies of caring for children.
"I taught them how to handle 'found gun' situations when they were babysitting," Shotwell said.
But when Powers became uncomfortable with her growing attachment to his son, he told Holmes her babysitting services were no longer needed.