Re: Do your babysitters allow TV?
We don't use a lot of babysitters but I can say that when I was babysitting when I was a teenager and in college, I had a personal policy of NOT watching TV with the kids I was caring for. I felt guilty getting paid for sitting on my butt. I think you're right--if you're paying someone $10 an hour you're certainly right to expect that person to play with your child the entire time, or at least to do something constructive with her.
Adrienne, wife and lover to Andrew Mama to Simon (2/21/06 - 2/26/06), Norah (6/28/07), Ezra (5/11/10), and Phoebe (6/14/12).