We're lucky enough to have a lot of local family and friends so we've never had to leave our boys (almost 3 yrs and 2 months old) with someone we/they didn't know. And since we have so much local support we've left them regularly since a young age. But we're traveling in a few weeks for BIL's engagement party and we were just informed its no kids, but they could arrange a sitter for us. I'm so worried about how this will go. So please, tell me about your first paid sitter experiences. How old were your kids? Did you do anything to make it go more smoothly? Any tips for this travel situation where the person is going to be a complete stranger and my kids will be in a strange location?!?!