So, help. We obviously have kind of a unique situation here in not having family around (well, we do have BIL/SIL, but we want to be able to go out WITH them), not having local neighborhood kids or high school kids or college kids or any agencies or anything where one might otherwise look for a sitter.
I tried to ask my SIL for help in asking her maid/nanny if she knew anyone....but, I got no where with that. And DH is really itching to be able to stay out a bit later some nights, and not have to chase Beni around bars (I don't blame him)....so I want to try to find a sitter.
So I'm thinking of printing up a flyer to post on the school's notice board (anything important goes there- it's a community hot spot).
I'm not sure who will apply- I'm sure local women- *maybe* some high school students. My one requirement is without question that they be able to speak English. I want to be able to communicate WELL with the person taking care of my child!
Any other suggestions of what to put on the flyer?
Also... once I have people responding... how would you go about actually hiring someone? And would you make them come over for supervised (still paid? or no?) time with Beni first, before leaving them together in the evening? To me it seems like I def want Beni to know this person at least a little before I leave her for the night with them, but how much should I expect?? (I REALLY wish my mom could just come do it!!!!!)
You all know this is a big step for me...so I would appreciate any input! Thanks!