Wow, what a story! How terrifying.
My sister babysat too, starting when she was around 12. Isn’t it amazing how much responsibility we used to give young girls?
Today, many parents wouldn’t allow a 12-year-old to be home alone, let alone be in charge of young children.
I don’t know if that’s good or bad.
Us boys made money mowing lawns, shoveling snow, and delivering newspapers, so I never thought about it.
Come to think of it, boys don’t deliver newspapers anymore. Grown-ups have those jobs now.
Isn’t that something?