So, after having Johnny in our home for almost 10 months now, Terry and I are feeling like a babysitter is a great idea. Also many adult activities have come up in our near future.
So, why does getting a babysitter stress me out?
I had babysitters as a child, heck! I WAS a babysitter! I was a GREAT babysitter.
I know a few things about my relationship with Johnny and my "mama bear" attitude around him...
1. Trust issues... who is this new person in my home and do I let her close to me?
2. Abandonment issues... where are my parents going, will they come back?
3. Unpredictable behaviors... like I said, we've been lucky enough to have Johnny for 10 months, but that's ONLY 10 months! We are brand new parents! Sometimes I have no clue how he will react to things.
I want Johnny to be happy. I DON'T want him to worry about wether we are coming back, or to imagine we would let strangers in our home to care for him. I want him to know he is loved and that we will ALWAYS return.
What I can say with confidence however, is that Terry and I need to "date." We need to flirt, we need to talk about adult subjects, watch adult movies, and just take a break from the oh-so-different world of parenting we have recently entered.
A happy couple are happy parents, and this is the base of a happy family.
And so the hunt continues. Do I call the couple of girls who have offered as friends? Or do we interview and find a couple sitters that are strictly babysitters- I think I could keep more of a professional attitude towards this group. Hmmmm... any thoughts? First babysitter stories? Please share!