Babysitter Meet and Greet

In the past year I’ve been searching for a few back up babysitters. Since I’ve been talking about it a few moms have stepped forward to tell me how great their child would be BUT they want the child to meet my children first, get a feel for them then babysit.

So I chatted with my neighbor and I put together a Babysitter Meet and Greet.

I invited my neighbor who invited a close friend so in total we had three families and 6 kids verses three babysitters and their moms.

It was a great evening full of tasty desserts! It was a slow warm up with the kids but after a bit the babysitters went off with the kids and played. It was great to see the kids interacting with the potential babysitters. Our kids didn’t hold back either. They went all out with their personalities.

I had name tags for everyone and I made sure every adult was introduced to every kid and their parent. I also had a form with simple questions for the babysitters to answer. Name, number, have you taken the babysitting course? Do you have a set rate you charge? What families are you interested in babysitting for and how old are you.

There were no formal speeches or introductions and in retrospect I regret that. I wish I would have had each babysitter prepare  a small 2 min speech addressing their interest in child care and talk a little about themselves.

As the parents and babysitters and kids mixed around the house I could hear conversation about babysitting experience and interests and hobbies. Overall it was a great success! I’m incredibly pleased to have three new sitters to call upon.  I highly recommend doing something like this for yourself!

Day of Firsts

My little Kiekie doesn’t get the spotlight much, nor does Barrett compared to Merr so here is his little day in the sun.

The other day my little guy upgraded to size 2T clothing and from size 5 diapers to size 6. He also went pee on the POTTY for the first time. He beckoned me in his little language that only I understand I guess and walked into the bathroom. He started to pull at his pj’s so I asked if he was going to go pee on the potty and stripped him down, placed him on the potty and we sat there for a moment then the magic happened! Am I going to attempt to potty train my 1 year old now? No. As much as I loathe buying diapers I’m not sure I want to deal with potty training right now. Maybe a half ass attempt but NOT full out potty training. So in addition to all of that my smallest man got his first time out. Big day of firsts for this guy and I’m over the moon that my Aunt and Dad were here to share it with us.

IMG_6614 My Kiekie in his first time out 😦