Saturday, August 27, 2011

Super Bummed

Tonight has been planned for over a month for Jeff and I to go out on a date. Well with the current state of our house being head lice, though I must say we are doing pretty well kicking it's butt. I had to cancel the sitter and stay home with the girlies. It totally stunk to watch my two boys leave the house with their dad when I should of been the one going. It wouldn't have been a big deal if our dates weren't so spread out. We go on one maybe once ever 2 or 3 months. I so want to change this but I just don't know how. Babysitting is expensive for 4 kids. We do have a few free babysitters but only a few of them are actually willing to watch our kids the others we have to beg and beg and that only works about 50% of the time. It is hard. Period. Anyway I had updated my status on facebook about watching the boys leave on my date with their dad. One of the comments mentioned trade sitting, which we have done once with another family who has 4 kids. Let's just say that watching 8 kids is completely INSANE. Most of our friends have 2 or 3 or 5 kids not many have 4 like us. I will definitely have to work something out with some friends to get this to happen more often with out breaking the bank for a date night = paying a sitter and then whatever we spend on the date. Ok my pity party is over ;)


Diva's Thoughts said...

Oh it sucks that you weren't able to go out. It is definitely tough finding babysitters.

Crissybug said...

We do a babysitting swap! If you think 8 kids is insane try 12! If you find the right families it works out quite well. Although that is alot of is great for us. We do it with 3 other couples...they each have 3 kids each (we are the only one with a 4th, and we don't leave little Grayson with them quite yet). It works awesome because we have a guaranteed FREE date 3 times a month. Then one weekend we host it. They drop off their kids around 5:30...we feed them dinner (usually $5 pizza), they play, then around 7:30-8ish we turn off all the lights, pop some popcorn, and have them watch a the time it is over... their parents are picking them up. So even though it seems like a lot of is managable. All the kids have a 'buddy'(someone who is either the same age or close to it) so they pretty much entertain eachother.

If you want to know more about it...let me know. It really does cost a fortune to hire out a sitter.