Babysitting Adventure!


Today Mikey and I are babysitting a family that we know through Young Life.  The two older kids are busy and because of the crazy winter weather our plans to drive to Indy were changed last night.  As Mikey and I thought about how to entertain these kids we both were throwing out ideas when I suggested a Scavenger Hunt in Target.  I’m not %100 positive it should be called a Scavenger Hunt but this is what we came up with.

Each boy has $10.  We are going to Target and this is their list of items they have to find:

Q (Boy, 9 years old)

*Something that has to do with Hockey. (Anything)

*It hangs on keys and shines light in dark places (Flashlight key chain)

*Something with a duck on it (Anything)

*It peels and it is yellow (A Banana)

*This sweet item’s saying is: “Taste the rainbow” (Skittles)

I (Boy, 11 or 12 years old)

*An item that magnify the words on a page (Hint: you can wear this) (Magnify glasses)

*Item (s) you can blow-up with air or fill-up with water and it/they come in many different colors (Water Balloons)

*Small enough to fit in ____’s (their dog’s name) mouth.  It bounces (Tennis Balls)

*Square and Flimsy.  Royalty’s pictures are on three of each suit. (Playing Cards)

*Candy that is deathly sour, but if you can last long enough the sweet center is worth it. (War Heads)

Rules: Q can ask a Target Employee I cannot.  They have $10 and the first one to pay for everything and bring it to us wins.  The prize is, they get to pick the activity we do for the rest of the evening.  (We are giving them three options)

A good thing to do, is be creative.  Try to come up with things that will most likely cost less than going to Museum, but are active and fun for them.  We are also really good at keep things secretive but dropping hints to keep the anticipation rolling.

To be honest we will have just as much fun as they will.




About Hilary J. Riley

On Aug. 27th, 2011 I wed a passionate, crazy, exciting, Christian man, Mikey Riley. I grew up in a small town in Iowa, where I learned a thing or two about country living with city style. I moved to Indiana to pursue college and a career. During my college adventure I moved 11 times, and during each move I would get so annoyed with myself because I had more things than I needed. After one of the moves, to Jamaica for a Study Service term, my luggage never arrived, leaving me with the clothes on my back and an extra pair of shoes, it was then that I learned, I could live simply and without those things where I hid my identity. My identity is found in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I started this Blog because far to often I would be in a conversation with someone about my outfit and once I explained they were from a thrift store the response I got 90% of the time was, "Oh you HAVE to take me with you." Though I would love to take everyone with my to the stores I rummage through it is physically impossible, however, I decided to virtually bring you with me on each journey. This blog is designed to empower you through, tips, tricks, and inspiration. I hope you enjoy my adventures. Hilary

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