Pregnancy and parenting website TheBump.com recently posted a list of celebrities who they would (and wouldn’t) hire to babysit their wee ones. George Clooney, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner all made the list of potential babysitters, thanks to their down-to-earth personalities (plus Jackman and Garner both have kids of their own, which doesn’t hurt). The celebs who didn’t make the cut? Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner and Lady Gaga (meat dresses aren’t exactly baby-friendly).
We came up with our own list of potential Canadian celebrity babysitters. At the top, of course, is Rick Mercer, who would probably be the greatest babysitter ever (just watch him snuggle a baby bear and then imagine it’s your toddler. Adorable). Rachel McAdams has admitted that she wants to be a “nurturing and gentle” mother and we think she would be a natural babysitter. And after seeing these pictures of Ryan Gosling with his dog, George, there’s no doubt in our minds that he would be great with kids too (his good looks had nothing to do with this decision—really, we swear!). However, we’d pass on Avril Lavigne (she might prove to be more of a brat than the kids) and Justin Bieber (he’d be too busy fighting off crazy fan girls to really watch the children).
Which celebrity would you let babysit your kids? And who wouldn’t you trust with your wee ones?
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