Big E is able to "babysit" while I go out and run errands, grab a quick lunch, get a massage, etc. I don't mind him staying here with Sous Chef and CJ as long as I am fairly close by, will only be gone for a couple of hours and if I won't be gone during a meal time.
For all other times, I get a sitter. One of our sitters isn't too much older than Big E, so I use her only when I need a sitter for the younger two. Our older sitters are so damn busy, it's hard to get them. My college babysitter is going on vacation this week.
So what is a mom to do when she REALLY wants to go out with her friends while her husband is out of town and no one is available to watch this gang o' boys? She stalks the nannies at the pool in her subdivision. Yep. I walked right up to one of them today, introduced myself and asked if she babysits in the evenings. I then entered her name and number on my cell phone and voila, I have one more babysitting option! I AM resourceful. (And as it turns out, my neighbor boy/guy is available, so I will save the nanny for the future!)
Oh, Just Shut Up and Lie Down Somewhere
8 hours ago