How's your babysitter doing?
I'm one of those moms who hardly ever leaves her baby, and when I do, the only people I trust her with are my parents, my sisters, and my husband. I consider myself fortunate that I can work from home. If I had to hire a caretaker, I don't know how I'd be able to leave my daughter without having a nervous breakdown—especially after reading Mailaknee's post "Guess what my private sitter did?" in the CafeMom Newcomers Club.
"My daughter is six months old and has been going to a private sitter since she was eight weeks. Last week, the mom of one of the children in the sitter's care arrived at her house earlier than usual to pick up her baby. She found her 5-month-old daughter strapped in her car seat with a towel tied around her neck holding her bottle in her mouth. The mom called and told me what happened and I went over there and got my daughter right away. She and my friend's baby are now in good hands. I just wanted to share this with you all as a reminder that it is not a bad thing to surprise your sitter by arriving early once in a while."
Have you ever surprised your sitter? Did you ever find him or her doing anything wrong?
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside