On February 9, 2019, FCCLA members hosted a Babysitting Night for kids as a special treat for New Haven parents looking for a break or a night out. The event lasted from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. and took place in the high school and middle school.
Julia Unnerstall is a senior member of FCCLA. She thought, “It was so much fun! I wish I had done it in [past years]! I felt even like a kid, playing in the gym, coloring, and sipping my Capri Sun!“
Julia played with the kids, colored, and helped in the kitchen cutting up apples. Julia commented, “The kids were very well-behaved.
Johnna Bloch is a junior member of FCCLA, and she mentioned, “It was very fun! We colored, ran around the gym, made mini pizzas, and were loud.” According to Johnna, the kids were very excited and hyper.
Natalie Buchheit is a sophomore member of FCCLA, and she expressed, “I think it is a good event, because it lets the parents go out and have time alone.” Natalie helped the kids when they needed it and played with them. Natalie commented that the kids were wild.
Lexy Sidwell, junior club member, mentioned that the kids were energetic and fun to be around. She felt that she had fun and thought that the kids did too.
Lexy said, “I had the second shift, and the first thing we did was play Duck Duck Goose. Then we went into Mrs. Miller's room and decorated cookies, which didn't turn out as messy as I thought. Then we played in the classroom, and I colored with a couple kids. The last thing we did was hang out in the gym. I shot basketballs with some kids, and then I played soccer with some others.”
Thanks again to FCCLA for hosting this event. The kids got to have fun with a bunch of other kids while their parents got to relax and get a few things done. It sounds like this was a lot of fun!