Saturday, November 08, 2008

UNEXPECTED

So the other day I decided to hop onto craigslist and peruse the nanny listings. I had no idea what I'd find, but I needed to start my search for childcare somewhere.

If it is possible to fall in love with a craigslist posting, I have to say that I did. I emailed the nanny candidate immediately.

My husband and I just finished interviewing her, and I have to say that after spending an hour with her I LOVE her. Maybe even more than my husband. But certainly not Sacha.

I think we covered all the standard interviewing questions. She even met Sacha when he woke up from his nap and he smiled at her instantly. I just got this great feeling from her. She is supposed to email me her references later tonight, and I can't wait to contact them. I want her SO BAD. I totally have a nanny crush on her. My husband and I looked at each other when she left and we like: oh YA!

Here's the thing: how do I really make sure that she is the one? And also how do ensure that she chooses us over the other families that she is going to meet?

And, oh, another awesome thing about her: she's studying to be a doula- with the doula who assisted at our birth. How cool is that?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Make sure you pay her more than others and she is yours.

comsumed by flowers said...

Imagine my relief at being able to read a posting that does not contain the word "poo" anywhere!

I must say. I LOVE CRAIGSLIST. It has brought me my cats, my desk, my chairs, my jobs --- all good things come from Craig's list.

Having a connection through your Doula is great. That will probably also help her in choosing you over other families. But like anonymous says, money does talk. As long as you offer her a competitive rate and you don't come off as crazy or neurotic, how could she choose anyone else.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Oh, I love Craigslist!! I've gotten some really great baby things from there.

Wow, the nanny does sound great and the doula thing is very cool. I hope she picks you!!

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