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Dealing With Baby Sitter Shortage

Baby-sitting used to be a rite of passage for most kids eager to earn some money as early as age 12. Parents depended on this, knowing that at least once a week, if not more, they would get a much-needed opportunity to go out, for a little extra money. But that was yesterday. Today, parents are frustrated.

It's almost a mission impossible finding a good baby sitter.

Brian Connolly says, "It's a supply/demand. The baby sitters know they have the control. You have to start calling weeks in advance."

Finding a baby sitter is only the first step. With three children, Brian and Sandy Connolly go to great lengths to keep their sitter happy.

Tune in Monday morning to get Susan McGinnis' complete report on The Early Show.