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Old 01-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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So my daycare lady is on vacation the next two weeks. I've had 3 different people lined up for weeks to full the gap.

Last night at 8:15 my sitter for today texted me to say she didn't feel like watching kids. She was the least responsible of the group so I wasn't surprised at her.

I frantically called a few friends and found someone to cover today. My sitter for tomorrow called to say she has the flu.

I've called at least 5 of my "friends" from mom group (we watch each others kids when needed) and they're all busy.

Talked to my sil and she has too much to do.

Ugh...why is this so tough!!!!

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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So my daycare lady is on vacation the next two weeks. I've had 3 different people lined up for weeks to full the gap.

Last night at 8:15 my sitter for today texted me to say she didn't feel like watching kids. She was the least responsible of the group so I wasn't surprised at her.

I frantically called a few friends and found someone to cover today. My sitter for tomorrow called to say she has the flu.

I've called at least 5 of my "friends" from mom group (we watch each others kids when needed) and they're all busy.

Talked to my sil and she has too much to do.

Ugh...why is this so tough!!!!
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I feel your pain, mama. Was the one who canceled bc she "didn't feel like it" someone with kids of their own? I've noticed that its my single/childless sitters who are more likely to just "forget" or suddenly be unavailable.

That really stinks that she left you in the lurch like that. :-(
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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She is pg with her first. She's 22 and not very responsible. Like I said...she didn't surprise me.

I found a gal from church to watch them. I hate leaving my kids with random people (not that she's random...she's watched them before) but they're being bounced around and out of routine.

I NEVER flake on people like that...maybe that's why I'm always the one people call.
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Re: Babysitter rant...

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That's frustrating! I'm also trying to find sitters for my DD while my parents are out of town. It's hard
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Re: Babysitter rant...

sorry to hear this....but now you can really appreciate your regular sitter even more. I am sure she will appreciate that. just like you appreciate her being reliable. i have a fantastic daycare assistant that works at my home daycare and she is also my date night sitter. I dont know what I will do when she graduates college! If she moves, I might pass out!! its so hard to find reliable quality people who know how to care for kids appropriately
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sorry to hear this....but now you can really appreciate your regular sitter even more. I am sure she will appreciate that. just like you appreciate her being reliable. i have a fantastic daycare assistant that works at my home daycare and she is also my date night sitter. I dont know what I will do when she graduates college! If she moves, I might pass out!! its so hard to find reliable quality people who know how to care for kids appropriately
I SOOOOO appreciate her!!! She always takes vacation this time of year and I ALWAYS struggle to find good sitters.
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