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13 Slightly Odd Skills Every Babysitter Has Mastered

Toddler television will ruin you.

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1. Turning everything into a fun game.

"We have to clean up the room while dancing, or the pirates might take some of your toys!"
NBC

"We have to clean up the room while dancing, or the pirates might take some of your toys!"

2. Having real opinions on children's television programs.

Hey, Paw Patrol, your town really has to get itself together.
Bravo

Hey, Paw Patrol, your town really has to get itself together.

3. Finding a reason to get excited about anything and everything.

When you work with kids, everything has to be exciting. YAY FOR VEGETABLES!
NBC

When you work with kids, everything has to be exciting. YAY FOR VEGETABLES!

4. Pretending you don't know where your toddler is hiding.

Disney

"Is he in the fridge?!"

5. Being able to fix literally anything on a moving child. 💪🏽

Fixing their hair clip, untied shoes, whatever — all as they're running around.
ABC

Fixing their hair clip, untied shoes, whatever — all as they're running around.

6. Making up songs on the spot.

Children will do almost any task if you sing a song.
Disney Channel / Via ohmycelebrities.tumblr.com

Children will do almost any task if you sing a song.

7. And just being random in general.

Kids go nuts when you make a silly face or randomly start to dance.
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Kids go nuts when you make a silly face or randomly start to dance.

Nickelodeon

Kids go nuts when you make a silly face or randomly start to dance.

8. Showing off your nonexistent magic skills.

You: *slyly puts object under leg*Them: "HOW DID YOU MAKE IT DISAPPEAR?!"
NBC

You: *slyly puts object under leg*

Them: "HOW DID YOU MAKE IT DISAPPEAR?!"

9. *Literally* wiping someone else's butt.

Luckily, babies are hella cute.
FOX

Luckily, babies are hella cute.

10. Creating mythical creatures on the spot.

You could have created the characters to the highest grossing movie of the year, but instead you used them to get your little buddy to poop on the toilet.
Cartoon Network

You could have created the characters to the highest grossing movie of the year, but instead you used them to get your little buddy to poop on the toilet.

11. Kissing just about every boo-boo they've ever gotten.

KTLA

12. Being able to play the good guy / bad guy / pirate / teacher / anything else during whatever game is being played.

Revolution Studios

13. And most of all, not passing out from exhaustion on the spot — being a babysitter is fun, but it takes a lot out of you!

The Pokémon Company

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