Good babysitters are hard to find and when you do find them, they are tough to keep! When you live away from family babysitters become necessary. Necessary if you want to keep your sanity and maintain a healthy marriage. For the first year we mainly went out when my parents came to visit or we went home. Then I found two neighbor girls to come once or twice a week for a few hours and in February I found a great babysitter who I trusted completely, but she stopped showing up last month. And the neighbor girls couldn’t help out any more because they were both working full-time at Dairy Queen.
I was sad and back to feeling the overwhelming need for a break. Fortunately, my prayers were answered by not one, but two new babysitters this week 🙂
When My Gym closed the manager needed to make some money before she moves back to Pennsylvania in October. Sign me up! And then the daughter of a friend quit her job at Panera and needed to make some money before she moves to Utah at the end of August. I’ll take two, thanks!
Both of these are short termers, but I’ve come the realization that babysitters are a fairly nomadic lot, moving in and out of your life whether you want them to or not!
If you have family close that wants to spend time with your kid and give you a much needed break, thank your lucky stars. You are blessed!