I am a high energy babysitter who usually finds myself and the kids tired by the end of the day. I like to take them to parks and playgrounds. I bring along my favorite books to read aloud like my collection of fables and folk tales from around the world and "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" where the hippopotamus falls right on his bottom-us. I try to avoid television but as an animated movie enthusiast, it's hard to beat Snow White, Up or Alice in Wonderland on a rainy day.
References are available and include the manager of the Manhattan's Children Theater. I once went for the birthday party of a friend's child and spent the whole time playing with the gaggle of children. The owner hired me on the spot to play with kids at every birthday party. When the children arrive, we draw a poster together for the birthday kid and everybody gets to draw a piece of a story that we make up as we go. Then we sit back to watch one of their great plays for kids followed by pizza and ice cream. It's one of the best jobs I've ever had.