'Delusional’ parent's ad demands that babysitter pay for food, support Trump and love pit bulls

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Elise Solé
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A Reddit ad demanding a babysitter who supports President Trump and is willing to pay for snacks for her children is being mocked. (Photo: Reddit/u/protoss12345)
A Reddit ad demanding a babysitter who supports President Trump and is willing to pay for snacks for her children is being mocked. (Photo: Reddit/u/protoss12345)

An ad for child care that demands that the babysitter be available on a 24-hour basis, have no tattoos and (ideally) support President Trump has attracted criticism online, with commenters describing the parent who posted it as “delusional.”

A screenshot of the 14-point ad was posted to Facebook and Reddit, the latter by user Protoss12345 in the r/ChoosingBeggars section. “Looking for a babysitter in the area. PM me if you’re interested…” read the original post before launching into its requirements.

  • Have a Bachelors degree in childcare OR 9 years of relevant babysitting experience.

  • 3 good references with phone numbers.

  • Full-time availability including weekends.

  • Your own car and [driver’s] license.

  • Native English speaking and a preferred second language to teach to my children.

  • CPR certified. Ideally a CNA [certified nursing assistants] license.

  • NO history of traffic tickets and NO problems with the law. (I will be running your name through databases).

  • No tattoos. No drugs. No alcohol. No sketchy social media behavior AND/OR public pictures.

  • MUST be okay with my two pit bulls.

  • MUST be okay with emergency last-minute calls.

  • Perfect attendance 100% required.

  • Willing to pay for some snacks.

  • Will love to work with an infant, 3-year-old, and 5-year-old.

  • Ideally will be a Trump fan.

“In exchange, I will be offering $10/hour under the table cash,” closed the post. “It’s like making $15/hour normally but without paying tax. Serious inquires [sic] ONLY.”

Some of the mandates — solid references, background checks, CPR certification — are within reason and are often cited by parents who hire help. But other rules made Redditors flinch.

“I mean dodging taxes and underpaying (or not paying at all) for contracted work are two of [Trump’s] favorite things,” wrote DoktorStrangeLove. “I see you only have 8 years babysitting experience? NEXT!” joked Deartonilouise.

A few nannies were surprised by the food rule. TheBrontosaurus wrote, “…I eat the family’s food all the time. It’s sort of expected (it’s in fact in my contract that I can help myself to their fridge)…” BCS1225 agreed: “Mine let me buy frozen meals on their dime to keep at their house and they pay whenever I take the kids out to eat…”

Parents described the ad as over the top. DDalex wrote, “I don’t have a nanny currently, but my expectation would be that they have full access to the fridge and to the house, just like any family member or friend. I mean, I trust them with my kids, but I don’t trust them with my fridge!!?”

Redditor Protoss12345, who commented, “Actually a legit post,” did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

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