I’m very excited for Katy Morgan from Katy in a Corner to be joining us today!
I believe that great bloggers think alike, and that must be what happened with me and Anna this week. Except that she’s a great blogger, and I’m just crafty enough to associate myself with her so everyone will think the same of me. I’m like a blog-sucking leech. I come into Anna’s beautiful world, suck the life out of her loyal readers and then return to my place in the swamp with all the dirty dishes and chewed up pieces of hot dog.
(Y’all, I don’t know why Anna agreed to let me do this either. But I’m pretty sure the power has already started to go to my head.)
Anywhoooo, my point is that Anna and I are definitely in a similar phase of motherhood: The Hunt to find the Perfect Babysitter. When I checked my email yesterday morning, I nearly spit out my coffee when I saw the title of her post. Because, OH MY GOODNESS, I had already planned to post my “How to Find the Perfect Babysitter” video on this here fancy blog! I actually created this vlog several months ago, but I have conducted three babysitter interviews in the past week, and it just seemed appropriate to revisit it.
Before I give you this helpful guide for how to find yourself a perfect babysitter, I just have to tell you about one candidate I interviewed last week. I found her on a popular “sitter” website, and I liked what I saw and read in her profile. The interview went really well, and I was pleased to have her spend a few days each week saying, “Please don’t chew on those rocks” so that I don’t have to for the millionth time, FOR PETE’S SAKE!
We got toward the end of our not-so-formal interview (pretty sure I was still in my pajamas), and we just chatted about other babysitting jobs she’d held in the past. And then she said—I kid you not—”Yeah, this one time, I had a 3-year-old who was so bad I had to call my friend to talk me down so I didn’t strangle him!”
Two things went through my head:
1) I can TOTALLY identify. I have a 3-year-old. I repeat: I can totally identify.
2) Ummm…next candidate please! Because I don’t care if this kid was Satan’s spawn, you don’t tell a parent that in your interview. I couldn’t believe it!
Her comment was so shocking to me that I nearly glossed right over the part where she told me she sometimes falls asleep while the kids she’s babysitting watch TV.
However, you won’t find me over here throwing stones (or chewing on them) because you can read Anna’s post yesterday and see that I was a horrible babysitter myself. Horrible. And that is exactly what qualifies me to recognize others who should, like me, find gainful employment by sucking the life out of other people’s blogs.
You can thank me later, Anna.
Katy Morgan (Katy in a Corner) is a professional speaker and blogger/vlogger who talks about monergism, marriage, motherhood, military life, mental illness, and marshmallow fluff. When she’s not ordering her children to stop jumping on the counter tops, she’s gathering photographic or video evidence of it to use on her blog.
You can read more at Katy’s blog, Katy in a Corner, and you can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.