Monday, September 29, 2008

Ignore My Funk - The Winnah Is!!!

The duality that is my life has presented the wonderful little golden nugget of a gift that was my babysitter announcing that she is quitting this morning.

Why? I think she's an asshole, but whatever. I sobbed for 10 minutes on the phone to my hubs who thought someone had died when I first called him.

Sorry, babe. Just a small over reaction on my part.

But seriously, we're going on number 6 on the babysitter count. And for the record, it's not my kid. I don't think. Because the one that wasn't going back to work wanted him back but she was also crazy, so who knows?

If it is my kid? Screw you. I pay you good money and he's cute.

But on to happier things.

I'm pleased to announce the winner of the great apron give away. A number was chosen totally at random by Mr. Booms. And the Winnah Is:

Kat!

I'm so very happy for you. Now email me at betseybooms@gmail.com, girly.

Okay, I'm off the perform the Spanish Inquisition on potential babysitters. The next one better not be an asshole. Really, do people just not have any integrity? Apparently you can just start a job and quit it whenever you want and turn babies lives upside down.

Sigh.

10 comments:

KaritaG said...

Having been a professional babysitter for a long time, I have a theory (that I've seen play out in person) that a lot of people get into babysitting/nannying because they think it will be "easy money."

Cough.

Um, yeah. So, you're right, some of them are kind of assholes. When they realize it sort of sucks unless you just genuinely like kids, they tend to bail. I'm not saying that's what happened with your babysitter, just that I've seen it happen. And it's not fair to the good babysitters or to the families it impacts.

KaritaG said...

I feel like that first sentence doesn't read right. Although I was a professional babysitter for a long time, I'm not anymore. Clarified.

Captain Steve said...

Jealous! Good luck with the babysitter hunt. May the schwartz be with you.

Allie Bear said...

That sucks about your babysitter quitting, good luck finding a replacement.

Congrats to Kat for winning, too.

Dirty Pirate Hooker said...

OMG, maybe the babysitters all think you're trashy cause you have tattoos?

Tell Mr. Booms he can blow me for not picking me.

Sarah said...

Oh man, that's such bad news. Didn't he start there a few months ago? You'd think that the sitter would mention it'd only be short term. Have you tried day care facilities? The advantage there would be that they don't close down on a whim.

Pam said...

WTF? Another sitter? Girl you have the worst luck with sitters. It so isn't your kick- he kicks serious cute ass and there is no way it is him.

Kellie said...

For damn real? Another sitter?! What IS wrong with the people where you live?

I'd be more than happy to take care of him during the day. He and Morgan would have a blast together. There's only one slight problem, though:

The drive to my house and to your work and back at the end of the day would be a real bitch.

:)

That Chick Over There said...

Yay for the winner! Boo for the babysitter!

Kat said...

HEY!!!! I was reading this post totally not expecting it to me be and its ME, yay!! How awesome. Thank you, Mr. Booms. You rock the casbah.

Sorry about your sitter. Fuck! I think karitag is right. I worked at the Y daycare all through high school and then was a nanny for a few years, and its freakin' hard work. A friend of mine was going to open a daycare and said, "it'll be so great, relaxing to be at home..." I got her to rethink it. Isn't there a home daycare around with someone who has been doing it forEVER, so you know they aren't going to suddenly decide they don't like doing it?