so today we went and met a lady to take liam to. 4th sitter since we had him. no, we aren't sitter jumpers. in fact, i do not like doing this to him. taking him to new places with new people but we had no choice. our first sitter we liked. what we didn't like was all the sudden she announces that her family is moving in a week. they are moving in with her best friend and her family. i don't like her best friend. was not comfortable and happy with it what so ever so we decided to find someone before the week was up. plus, i was not happy about the week notice of "all the sudden we are moving in a week."
we found the 2nd sitter. her husband worked with my mom. i thought this would work out great. liam has always thrown a little bit of "ohhh no...don't leave me....." cry. first sitter would ocupy him with toys and such. sitter 2, she would leave him on the floor "to throw his fit." "he is too heavy for me when he is doing this." and then one day she yells at 2 kids that hadn't washed their hands yet. she calls the kids brats. i hate the word brat. i will not have my kid called a brat. he had a runny nose at one time. "you have to get him on allergy medicine. he has an allergy." then we get a call "he has a bad runny poop and it doesn't smell like a teething poop." that is was it for me. i had had it with this woman.
at this time we have two sitters. sitter #2 and a 3rd because #2 isn't open on saturdays. so we had to find a sitter for just saturdays. thankfully she had an opening so he went there full time. it is a great place. they take great care of him. downside...the cost. it is killing us paying $500 a month in day care. she charges us $105 a week plus a seperate $25 for just saturday. so that is $130 a week. we just can't keep doing it. so we found one that will save us $125 a month. he will still stay at sitter #3 on saturdays.
work won't let us have saturdays off. totally not fair since some have it off to be with their kids, but we can't to save us money. though their motto is "save money. life better." i totally get how people need to have the time off. but it isn't fair when others can have it and others can't. but we don't complain because it won't do any good.
i hope he adjusts well to the new sitter. he'll still see his pals at sitter #3 on saturdays. he'll be making more new friends which is good. the lady is just a block from us, huge bonus! hopefully all will work out. there is nothing like stressing over a sitter. if our current one wasn't so expensive we wouldn't take him out of there but we have no choice. sometimes i feel like a loser because we can't afford it but she is one of the highest, if not the highest sitters in town. she is the only one open on the weekends. we needed that. the average around here is $80 to $95 a week. we pay $130. so you can see why we want or need to change. does it make me a bad mom? don't know why i feel so guilty doing it.