Our sitter – we’ll call her “Kay” – just barely survived her first day with our crazy bunch. She got a crash-course in Colin – he was into everything the second she’d turn her back. She also had one of our dogs slip out (Rodeo, go figure!) and instead getting Rick (she didn’t want to wake him) she chased him down with the help of a neighbor, our boys and a gaggle of teenaged boys that were on our street! In the process, she fell and scraped herself up very badly. Gah, I felt so awful!! We told her if that ever happens again, just go get Rick! Chasing down our dingbat dogs is not part of her job description!! lol
She also mopped the kitchen when the dogs got the floors muddy – how sweet!
When she came to meet us on Wednesday night, she told Colin she had Just Dance 3 (we have Just Dance 2) and promised to bring it over. She told him he could hold onto it for the weekend and she’d get it back on Monday.
I told Rick that gives me hope. She left something of hers here and plans to come back for it on Monday! Despite all the insanity, she plans to come back. Yay!
I also offered her a little more money, because I felt awful for her rough day and – did I mention? – I REALLY WANT HER TO COME BACK!! 🙂
Just another $10/week, but that’s still not bad. $140/wk for an 18-20hrs/wk. Cash, even!
I’m just relieved that she did well and she’s not ready to quit on us already. Rick got some sleep, I got some peace of mind, the boys had fun. And Kay said she got her exercise for the day! (yes, it was running full throttle down the street with three boys in tow and getting sanded down by the sidewalk, but it’ll be okay!)
And she gets three days to recover from us before coming back. 🙂