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Babysitting and foodie bits left for grandparents to eat?

(11 Posts)
Glamdram Tue 08-Sep-20 21:39:37

Just a throw out question. Who gets left foodie bits to eat when they babysit their grandchildren in the evening whilst the parents go out .?

Grannybags Tue 08-Sep-20 21:42:51

Not me!

ginny Tue 08-Sep-20 21:43:34

Always told to help ourselves to drinks, biscuits, fruit and often a little treat left for us.

Chewbacca Tue 08-Sep-20 22:18:57

I don't babysit that often in the evenings but when I do, I'm always told to just help myself to anything I want. So I usually raid the Haribo tub!

mokryna Tue 08-Sep-20 22:52:51

I had worked all day, driven 45 mins, no parking spaces and there wasn’t a meal, although they hadn’t worked all day. I had to see to the DGCs bedtime before digging in the freezer.

janeainsworth Tue 08-Sep-20 22:53:42

What’s the definition of a ‘foodie bit’?
It sounds like a child’s left-overs confused

MerylStreep Tue 08-Sep-20 22:56:15

The grandchildren always stay with us when babysitting is needed. We ( and the grandchildren) prefer it that way.

CanadianGran Tue 08-Sep-20 23:04:28

Most of my babysitting is done at my house, but if i were to go to theirs during a meal time, i would ask the question beforehand.

I don't mind to do a meal prep, and would of course include myself in the amount of food to cook.

If you are being overlooked, perhaps order take out after the little ones are in bed, and leave the containers all over their living room coffee table as a blatant hint!

Callistemon Tue 08-Sep-20 23:10:58

The grandchildren always stay with us when babysitting is needed.

Ditto, so we all have a meal together.
Then breakfast the next morning.

Not that they've stayed for months sad

Grandmabatty Wed 09-Sep-20 15:12:55

I'm having my grandson for a sleepover on Saturday but obviously it's at my house. I used to look after him at his house before the virus and dd always had food in. However I was feeding him anyway. It might happen more as he gets bigger but they are home bodies really.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 09-Sep-20 15:47:08

If I have GC here we get a takeaway as a treat for them or the elder ones help GrandpaGravy cook.

If I go to AC house, they normally ask what takeaway we would like and arrange it.