A major benefit to bringing an au pair on vacation with you: instant babysitter right when you need one. Apparently you can also force them to watch your friends' kid too. Thanks to Natalie, who thought it was no trouble to watch 5 kids for the night instead of 4, we were able to go out for a leisurely dinner with drinks and adult conversation. We owe you one, Natalie!
And thanks to Lance and Rodney too for treating us to dinner! We could get used to having house guests like this.