So, I don’t blog too much about my personal life, but this is funny, and also leads to some good advice…..
For the past few years my husband and I have had the most amazing baby sitter in the world, really the absolute best! However, it must be true that all good things come to an end, she now has a “grown up” job and just a few to many things going on in her life to watch my little ones. For a few months my husband and I have been missing date night so I decided it was time to admit that I needed to find a new baby sitter. Now for those of you with kids you know that this is no easy task. It could be easier to do just about anything else, finish med school, fly to the moon in a handmade flying saucer, get three children to sleep at a reasonable time, climb Mt Everest etc… really any of those could be easier than finding a new baby sitter. Yet no matter how daunting the task was I knew that if I ever wanted to have a date with my husband again I needed to start the baby sitter search. I did what any internet savvy mom would do, I turned to Craigs List. I have had great luck in the past with Craigs List. I have gotten jobs, sold baby items, found amazing people to rent our house,found places to sell my art etc…. so how hard could it be?? I placed an ad and the responses started rolling in. I thought wow, this is great so many kind, responsible, experience people (at least according to their bio they were giving me) all wanting to watch my boys one night a week so my husband and I could get out and actually talk to each other! Now, being the smart internet savvy mom that I am the next logical step in the process was to start googling the names of the people who have responded…. and that is where it all started to go downhill. Let’s just say if you are looking for a pot smoking dumpster diving baby sitter I can now provide you with a list of some great applicants!! Luckly there are a handful of people who according to what I could find on google have the potential to be normal, so let the coffee shop blind dates with potential baby sitters begin……….and that is how my baby sitter search has been going until about 11:30 today when I dropped my middle son off for a play date. I was telling my friend about my baby sitter search, and she told me about the most amazing website EVER! www.care.com it is a website that for a small (and very worth it) fee you have access to profiles, and photos of people interested in baby sitting your children. Best of all they provide you with background check information! Isn’t that just brilliant. Seriously if you are looking for childcare, pet care, elderly care check out this website, from what I have seen so far it seems fabulous!