Keep the Micheal kids in your prayers over the next few weeks. Our beloved babysitter has decided to go back to school and that means we needed to find a new sitter. I’m not sure there is anything as nerve-wreaking for a family than this kind of transition. No matter how much information you have, you never really know who’s watching your kids (unless you are lucky enough to have a grandparent that fills the role!) You never know who’s in and out of the house, or what is going on while you are gone.
In the end, it’s much intuition and faith that goes into choosing a babysitter or daycare. We’ve done the daycare route, but when we had Grace and I went part-time the daycare’s weren’t really friendly toward part timers (meaning you STILL had to pay full time fees for babies till they’re 18 months or so!) and we would have been paying probably well over $1000 a month for childcare!
While we were looking, we found one of these babysitter sites and decided to browse the available childcare. I immediately found a mom who was a former teacher and lived a couple of streets over from us. She had one child, just Grace’s age and added a picture of her and her little family to the ad. After several different venue’s, we decided to bite the bullet, pay the membership fee and get this lady’s info!
After interviewing several other potential sitters, we knew this one was the one after the first interview. We just felt comfortable in their home and playroom, with her as a trained teacher, and her family. She only has one other child that she babysits and its on the way to the office!
In the end, we still have to trust the Lord with our little ones, but we also feel good about Ms. Shelley!