last night. We had dinner plans with friends and weren't leaving until about 6:45. Usually one of the friend's daughter babysits when we go out with them. The past couple of nights though difficult child has been falling asleep around 7:30 and the family lives about 20 miles away. Since once he has had his final medications of the night he is usually fairly calm and he had had a couple of good days overall, we decided to try and let easy child watch him. We offered to pay her $10.00 to watch and him $5.00 to behave. We had our cell phones and weren't far from home. All went great! He fell asleep watching the movie that he had on when we left. easy child said he was great. We wouldn't do this all the time-a lot depends on how him and if it seems safe to do it but it was nice for the night that it worked out!