Praise God, we found a new babysitter for Avery!
I was NOT looking forward to it. At all. I cried. A couple of times. The most nerve wracking thing is finding someone you trust and like to watch your child for you. And when there aren't alot of options to choose from, you just pray God will bring the right person in your life.
When I was looking for Pam, there was just something about her. I couldn't explain it, but I got a good "vibe" from her. It's like when you find the right man to marry, or wedding dress - you just know. She has turned out to be such a blessing for our family, especially during Avery's first year, when she was so tiny and I almost couldn't take dropping her off with someone else.
Well, with change comes heartache sometimes. I started searching for someone else in GP. I had 3 options - I only use people accredited by the state, since they still get inspected at random every year. The first option was SOOOO close to my house. The second option came recommending and was a little south of my house in a not-so-great neighborhood. The third was VERY south and out of my way. Still in GP, but I am moving to North GP and she is in South GP, then I would have to come back north to go to work in Las Colinas.
I emailed all three. 1st option still hasn't emailed me back, 2nd option called me, and the 3rd option emailed me back - and I really liked her emails.
I called the 1st option. Twice. Still nothing. I called the 2nd option, who told me she kept 10 - 12 kids at a time with no help. Umm, no. The 3rd option - we spoke, by emails. Then we spoke by phone. And I LOVED her. Of course, she would be the one completely out of my way.
But, I don't care. She is only out of the way in the mornings. She is right on the way home for Jason. So, we decided that Jason would drop off Avery in the mornings at my parents, and they would take her to Jenn's house once she opened. I would also take her every once in a while.
I would rather be inconvenienced for someone I love than be convenient for someone I don't. Everything is going to be fine, except that I don't get to take her in the mornings or pick her up in the afternoons anymore. Right now, I take her. And I love my mornings with her. She is always in such a good mood, but in the mornings, it's great. We just hang out and love on each other while I am getting ready. Or we eat breakfast together and lay in bed and watch TV for a little while. But now, I don't get to do that anymore.
So, I decided that I would take Avery out for breakfast today. We went to McDonalds. I am going to have to get that girl her own breakfast soon! She has a bottomless pit, I swear!
She wouldn't look at the camera, so here's the best I could do..
Um, I don't know about this.....
So, I see the food? When are we getting this party started?
She really is such great company when going out to eat. She never fusses, never cries. She likes to eat and people watch. Kind of like her mother.