This is going to sound preposterous, but Punkie is 10 1/2 months old and we just hired our first babysitter.
We’ve asked family to watch Punkie occasionally, but this is the first time we hired someone to watch the kid. He seemed to really enjoy it, like a play date.
In contrast to all the talk of baby’s milestones, this is a big milestone for me. I had some admittedly anxious moments around leaving Punkie with a babysitter, but we interviewed her, I called references, and I submitted the background check request on care.com. It seems like we picked a good one.
I’m disappointed that the reason I hired the babysitter to watch Punkie is so I can work over the weekend, but it’s good to have someone available. Maybe we can go to a movie. Or a restaurant. Both? Wow, that would something.