Nowadays it's difficult to find someone to take care of your child when both husband and wife are working. Someone whom you could trust with the life of your child. Babysitters are special kind of people who has the charm with kids. Someone at first glance you'd know she will be liked by your child. Even you as a mom would have the instinct that she'll do well with your child. Someone you can be confident of in terms of taking care of your child when you are away.
In December last year, our son's nanny informed us that she's quitting. I felt bad, though I had the feeling already because she's been quiet lately and shows off a little laziness in terms of doing other chores beside caring for our son. We were able to convince her to stay until we find someone to replace her.
Since then, we've been looking for someone to replace her, plus an additional one to do household chores. I'm quite helpless at the moment as I'm heavy with our second child. I really do need someone to help me with being a homemaker. I'm not keen to get one from agencies because of some news about babies or children being kidnapped and sold by their nannies and the likes. I go to relatives and friends whom I trusts for their referrals. The other day, I got a text message from an aunt saying they've got 2 nannies for me but will be available on the 15th of this month yet. So I immediately contacted my husband, told him the news and decided on it. Until last night, our current nanny talked to us, saying she has to leave immediately. We really didn't have the choice, we're letting her off today.
Though she's brought a replacement nanny with her the other weekend. A middle aged woman, who has a limited experience in babysitting and who I found out on her second night with us, is smoking cigars! I'm keen to train her as a babysitter but it's really a no no for me with regards to smoking cigars - well this one will be expounded in the next post. She's good with the other household chores but our son isn't much pleased with her presence. He'll often say that his Ate will be the one to take of him and no other one. - We're still on the trial stage.
We tried talking to our son last night. Me and my husband took turns in explaining to him that his ate is leaving for good. Our son is an intelligent kid, I believe like most kids nowadays, he'll insist on his ate and he'd cry whenever we say, ate is going home. He'd express his dislike with the older nanny.
I'm now faced with the dilemma of leaving our son to with the older nanny starting next week when I go back to work on Monday. I think I really have to work on their bonding today and tomorrow.
Oh well, this is one situation that both me and husband is dreading to face. This leads to a more major decision of me quitting my 8 hour regular job to be a full time mom and homemaker. Good luck to both of us!