They hired a sitter so they could go out.
we'll be going to the movie if we can get a sitter for the kids
Recent Examples on the WebThe celebration also welcomed TV presenter and The Prince’s Foundation Ambassador Jay Blades (who hosted Charles on The Repair Shop last year!) and sitters from King Charles’ Windrush: Portraits of a Pioneering Generation project, which Charles commissioned as the Prince of Wales in 2022.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 Sure, the sitter has a Renaissance elbow—the arms-akimbo pose Hals used to give his portraits more depth and swagger—but the smooth density of the man’s face is much more van Dyck-ish.—Zachary Fine, The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2023 The intelligent camera can detect movement between a human and a pet (in case a sitter or other family members move around), and the 360-degree view with pan and tilt capabilities offers the flexibility to monitor a furry friend remotely, all over the room.—Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 The only people outside were the crowds of journalists with airline tags on their Pelican equipment cases and nowhere to pee, police officers, a few locals who heard that the 7-Eleven across the street from the hospital was open, and the bench sitters near the bus station.—Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 The sitter is thought to be Charlotte du Val d’Ognes, a teenager who lived, as the art historian Anne Higonnet has shown, in the building visible through the window in this painting.—Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 The picture has a quietly smoldering quality, as if both sitters would rather be doing something else.—Roberta Smith, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Upon advancing to Saturday’s final at the All England Club, the 24-year-old Czech tennis star called home — to book a pet sitter for her beloved cat, Frankie, CNN reported.—Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 14 July 2023 Your neighbor has lost what sounds like could have been a good and reliable cat sitter.—Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2023 See More
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