I love my kids to heaven and back, but with Jarrod being deployed, I rarely get a break from my mommy duties. I came to the realization a couple weeks ago that I needed to find someone to keep the kids on a regular basis so that I can have some “me time”.
School is starting back up soon, and our regular babysitter won’t be available during the day for very much longer. So, I started looking into in-home care providers.
We checked out three different places, and I was glad to find one that I was really comfortable with. She works perfectly for us. Our schedule is constantly changing, and she is willing to take my kids on a drop-in basis. I am planning on taking one day a week to run errands, work around the house, and have some down time.
The kids spent their first day with the new sitter today. They had a wonderful time! They both ate good, took good naps, and had lots of fun. They came home with a picture that they colored together, and Trenton asked if he could go back tomorrow!
I had a great day too. I was able to get a haircut, pedicure, pick up my repaired computer, and do some shopping all before I came home to do some cleaning. But the best part of it all is that I feel refreshed, less stressed, and ready to be the best mommy I can be!