When considering becoming a babysitter, most people just see it as a way to make money, but this could not be further from the reality of the job for many sitters. Robyn Siler, a former babysitter for SeekingSitters, started her babysitting career in October 2009 as a way to make money by using her previous child care experience and passion for caring for children. What she did not expect was that she would not only be welcomed into the houses of the families she worked for, but that she would eventually be welcomed into their families.
For two years, Robyn spent much of her life looking after and caring for a sweet 11-year-old girl named Eloise. Then, her little brother Ford was born and Robyn had two adorable children to look after! Before Eloise was able to pronounce Robyn's name, she simply referred to her as "Buddy". After two and a half years of working for this family, Robyn still refers to these children as her own and loves to spend time with them whenever she can.
Robyn was fortunate enough to meet two other children equally as great through babysitting. For four years, Robyn looked after a young girl named Ella and her little brother Victor. She spent her time with Ella and Victor at museums, parks, hospital visits, first days of school, and much more. On her last day of babysitting Ella and Victor, Robyn said that "My heart broke in two the day I had to watch my babies (Ella and Victor) walk away to their Mom's car". For Robyn, these are some of her greatest memories, but they are not the only reasons why she enjoyed her babysitting position at SeekingSitters.
In the Summer of 2016, Robyn was able to move away for a few months to help take care of her cousin, who was battling Stage-4 Metastatic Melanoma. The family that she was working for understood why she had to leave for a few months and assured her that she would be welcomed back full time whenever she was ready. She is grateful for the circumstances that allowed her to be there for her cousin before she passed away later that summer.
Robyn not only bonded with the children, but also the parents that she worked for. She met many families over the years and she still talks to them regularly. To her, they are no longer just a family that she worked for, but an extension of her own family.