I mean, what babysitter in his/her right mind would take on a set of *twins* at any price? I'm somewhat relieved by a discussion on CAMOM, which we joined shortly before the birth, in which Barbara asks the going rate for babysitting four children, and J. A. recommends her sitter:
"I pay $12/hour for four kids ages 9,9,5,5. I also usually give her a tip."Kinda puts things in perspective, thus reducing my house-arrest panic.