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Should You Get a Sitter for Super Bowl?

footballIn case you missed the gazillion and one ads for large screen TVs these past few weeks, word has it there’s big doings Sunday night on TV. And if the first thought that came into your mind was Puppy Bowl than stop reading now.

Because Puppy Bowl is an obvious one for keeping the kids IN the room. The Super Bowl, well, that seems to vary by family.

Babysitter finders Sitter City say you NEED to find a sitter this weekend, and although we’re pretty well aware of what’s in it for them, we were intrigued by their reasoning:

“There’s nothing more frustrating than missing the big play or even the best Super Bowl commercial because you have to dash out of the room to make sure the kids haven’t started a scrimmage of their own in your formal dining room,” said Genevieve Thiers, founder of Sittercity.com, says in a press release.

True. But that’s assuming the kids aren’t actually IN the room watching the big game with you. Or at the very least, the commercials.

Kick off time is around 6:30 Eastern Time, so most American kids will likely be awake for at least the first quarter of the game. There are some commercials you probably won’t want them to see (ahem, Mrs. Tebow), but with the rumors that the trailer for Toy Story 3 will be up there, there’s definitely some kid-friendliness slated for CBS. And, of course, there are plenty of wee football fans out there who will actually want to watch the game.

Considering the late hour the game ends, you’ll likely face the choice of either letting them stay up or sneaking out at halftime for bathtime. But it’s also a school night for most kids – which makes getting a sitter a rough choice for most families. What will your family be doing?

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