I think one of the most difficult hurdles we have encountered thus far is finding a flexible, reliable sitter. Our newest sitter can only watch our son a limited time on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday. Now, I am sitter-less on Mondays and Wednesdays. I was hoping our previous sitter would be able to watch him these days, but she can only do 2 hours each day and expects a $2 raise per hour, which is ridiculous. I negotiated a $1 raise per hour on Tuesday nights for April and May so that we can attend the Hanen Program’s “More Than Words” class.
I woke to a text from our sitter stating that she is sick…again. However, since she does not have a fever, I asked her to come because I have to work. She has been sick more than half the time she has been our sitter. I need someone with a better immune system!
Contacting sitters on craigslist before I put up another ad. I was hoping to avoid this situation until his Occupational Therapy was set – so we would not have to change sitter schedules again. But, alas, that is not the case!