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January 10, 2013

The sitter we interviewed this week wanted a lot more hours than we really needed someone here for. We really liked her, but I just don’t need 20 hours a week. I don’t know what on earth I’d do with that much time.

So after agreeing that it just wouldn’t work, we’re back to the beginning. Sam leaves in a little over a week for 6 weeks. Our current sitter’s last day is Monday.

I’m not going to lie. I will do the ugly cry when she goes.

Not that I won’t miss Sam tremendously, but you all know. He works a lot, he’s coming home in March, I’m used to really doing most of it on my own. But our sitter has filled in those gaps for me to go to therapy, to the doctor, she’s always willing to take Bella for an evening so Sam and I can have a date night, and to have a morning where I can take off and write. She’s been so dependable and wonderful – blerg.

I’m really praying God brings the right person into our lives at the right time. I’m not really stressed about it at the moment. I can work at night and during naps, I can put off therapy till Sam gets home although it’s not ideal, and I can drag Bella along to doctor’s appointments where she sits in a waiting room with me for an hour.

It’s just a very first world pain. 🙂

The good thing is, the interview with her made us sit down and reevaluate what I was looking for, what kind of help I needed. And I’m hoping that means we find the exact right person even quicker.

Or we just kidnap our sitter now and let her live in the spare bedroom.

Or that.


  • Isra {TheFrugalette}

    January 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I know that ugly cry, I went through it a couple years ago..it is so hard to find someone you connect with. It’s funny how finding a babysitter is as much about the parents connecting as the connection to the child. Good luck!!

  • Abigail

    January 11, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Oh bummer, I was so hoping she’d be “the one” so you would have one less stress. I’m sure you’ll find someone amazing soon tho.

  • Meghan

    January 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Can you existing babysitter recommend anyone?

  • Mama Melch

    January 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Ahhhh the torture of finding childcare that fits your needs and budget and expectations. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  • mrs.d

    January 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Hope you find a great sitter for Bella soon! xo

  • Beth Anne

    January 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I have the solution. Move here.

    The end.

  • Marci

    January 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I am not sure ho close you live to post , but have you considered an FCC home? Some do hourly drop in care. Or you could even try that for a few weeks while searching for a regular sitter.

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