We met the sitter. I like her, her kids are adorable, the house is spotless. Everything seemed fine.
And this might be my paranoia of our first sitter – but she mentioned she’d like to take 1-2 other kids besides Bella. Then she said her brother lives with them and sleeps all day because he works a night shift at a convenience store. He’s in his mid 20’s.
I have a slight problem with both of those things. It certainly is her right to take other kids, but this means people in and out if her home I’ll never really meet. And less supervision for Bella. I thought we were interviewing for a nanny, especially with the pay rate we agreed on.
The brother thing? I’ll be honest, it wouldn’t nag at me *as much* if she had said “my sister is here all day sleeping”. That probably makes me a sexist pig, but that’s how I feel. Either way though, it still means there is another unknown person in her home.
It’s only a few hours a week that Bella will be there. So perhaps I’m over-reacting. But since neither of these things were mentioned before, and brought up only because I asked questions that led there, it makes me wonder what else I might not know.
At the hourly rate we’re paying her, I’m tempted to get a nanny in our home that could help with light housekeeping during nap. Because I wouldn’t mind paying that for a private nanny – in or out of my home. I do mind paying it for what seems to be turning into a home daycare. :/
The question is – am I being too picky? Are these things minor seeing as Bella won’t be there full time?