If you have children and no family around to help out, going out on date nights can be really difficult. First you have to think about the cost of a meal in a restaurant, then maybe a movie or drinks afterward, plus you may have to pay for parking or valet. And of course there’s more: The Babysitter.
It can cost between $15 and $20 an hour for a babysitter in Los Angeles. That significantly increases the price of your lovely evening out. That is why we’re starting a new video and post series called “Is It Worth a Babysitter?” where we rate evenings out at restaurants, events, shows, and movies and try to decide whether it was worth that extra cost.
Two weekends ago, my husband and I went to see our friends’ “band” play at Liquid Kitty in Santa Monica and then walked over to Freddy Smalls Bar + Kitchen for dinner.
Watch our first video installment to see if it was “Worth a Babysitter.”