There’s a certain feeling of safety with the knowledge that your children are home with a babysitter. After all, most parents are very cautious about the people they entrust the lives of their children with, so they have in a way earned that security blanket.
Except sometimes that’s not enough.
An Exeter [New Hampshire] baby sitter has been arrested and accused of being drunk while baby-sitting, police said.
Julie Reid, 30, was charged Wednesday with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child for the incident on Sept. 9.
Police said Reid was drunk while taking care of six children, ages 3 to 12, at a home in Exeter.
One of the children called police at about 9:50 p.m. that night.
This reminds me of why I don’t leave my seven-year-old with anyone other than my parents or siblings. My tendency to inherently mistrust people is not always a good thing, but it’s times like this that I’m glad for it.
In a country where the majority of companies give piss tests to make sure that the Wal-Mart cashier isn’t toking up on off-hours and anyone working in a public …