I'm ready to be able to go out once in awhile with my wife, without Luken. So I'm looking for a baby sitter. Babysitters are everywhere. But finding a good one is harder than you might think.
Coupla weeks ago, Kara and I had a date planned. I had won tickets to hear a fun new band. I scheduled a young woman to babysit. I know her. She's a good kid. Just not all that responsible. The afternoon of the concert, I got a message on my facebook from her boyfriend saying that she couldn't babysit that night. What? I haven't been able to get ahold of her since. Too bad because Luken really likes her.
Today I called another young woman. She's 17 years old and doesn't have her own transportation. She doesn't know CPR or first aid. She charges $10/hr. And, get this, she wants to take Luken to church! Ok, really?
I am really struggling to come to terms with leaving my child in someone else's care. I want to protect him from the evils that are out there. I think, that given my history, it may be harder for me than it is for moms without an extensive abuse history. How do I know that the person I place my trust in won't hurt my child? It's so hard to trust. And talking to people like tonight's gal who want to take him to church does NOT help.
One More Osprey
15 hours ago