Letter topic found in India: Letter to friend asking her to babysit your kids

Write a letter to your friend asking him or her to take care of your children while you are away on a business trip.

In your letter,

  • Write what they like to eat
  • Write how they would spend their time
  • Suggest an arrangement to pick them up after the trip.


Sample letter

Dear Alice,

Thanks very much for your last letter – it was great to hear from you and to hear all your news. You seem to be enjoying your time off work.

I am busy as usual. Actually I am going on a four day business trip next Monday. Do you think you could take care of my kids while I am away? I am not exactly comfortable about leaving them in a day care centre. That’s why I am asking your help. If you think you could babysit, I will drop them at your place on Monday morning.

They are very easy-going and get on well with everybody –they are particularly fond of you. As for their food habits, well, they are not really into veggies, but they do eat fruits and cereals. So you should have no trouble keeping them full throughout the day. You also don’t have to worry about keeping them busy. They would pass their time watching TV or playing video games. In the evenings, you could perhaps take them for a walk. I will be back in town on Thursday evening and pick them up from your place on my way home from the airport.

I hope you don’t mind doing this for me.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Many thanks


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