Why is it so hard to find a good babysitter? I have been through the whole Ca.re. dot com thing several times. It is kind of a run around. We went through a couple of 'hopefuls' and then I finally found a wonderful young lady who was so great with the kids. She had super availability because she was doing on-line college classes, so she had a very flexible schedule, which worked out for me perfectly because I don't have set days or times when I need someone but, like, here or there, sporadically, like when I take a small floral gig or need to schedule a doctor's appointment. So, she was (almost) always available which was awesome! And my kids absolutely adored her.
So what happened? After she'd sat for us a few times, she asked if I could post a positive review for her on Ca.re dot com, because she was trying to get more babysitting gigs. Which I happily did. And after I wrote my fabulous review, she was immediately hired pretty much full time by some moderately famous/rich family and now she's always working for them, even traveling with them on their fancy-ass vacations or whatever and never available for meeeeee!
Ugh. Why do I have to be so nice?