I come from a big family and began babysitting my younger cousins when I was about 14 years old. From then on, I started babysitting for family friends, and soon enough the friends of family friends all through high school and even college (I guess word of mouth spreads quickly when it comes to child care in a small town!). This included cooking meals and preparing snacks, after school homework help, house cleaning (I love to clean!), and laundry. When I was 18, I began working for the city at different playgrounds every summer. As a playground attendant, I scheduled activities to fill up each day (such as water balloons or macaroni bracelets) and basically just played games with kids all day, I looked forward to it every summer! Although I don't have any children of my own, I have 7 nieces and nephews who I absolutely adore, and spend as much time with as possible.