Responsible, reliable, honest, trustworthy, and clean for starters. They also must be consistant with how I raise my child and follow the rules and routines that I have set up for him. They also mustn't be too cross and definately not violent towards my child at all. (Yes, that includes spanking and smacking of the hand or face.) I would like for them to be able to clean up any messes, such as after my son eats and any dishes they may use. I would want them to be playful and loveable, so that my son is happy to be around them. They should be willing to take my son to the park and on walks, as well as interact with them. (Whether on an educational level or just playing around) I definately would want them to praise good behaviour and punish bad as I would do with my child. Discuss pay, schedule, drinking/smoking preferences, etc.
at 3:26 PM on Oct. 20, 2009