And, well obviously, I love my hubby.
What I'm trying to say is that right now I feel like I'm somewhat online dating. Why, you ask? Because we have joined a website in search of a nanny for little man.
We officially pulled Cruz from daycare last week - gave them our "two weeks" even though he hasn't been there for four weeks - and now I'm in "full speed ahead" mode to find the right person to take care of our special little guy.
I signed us up on care.com and started doing tons of research. I messaged a couple of nannies that seemed to fit our profile and then the wait was on. I kept refreshing my email account to see if I had any bites...nothing....nothing....and then BAM! I received messages not only from those I had reached out to, but also a ton of others. Fortunately we've found some that may have potential and that we're excited about, so I'm working on getting interviews set up.
Out of those that have reached out there are definitely some "absolutely nots" and many who I wouldn't consider to watch my lawn, let alone the best thing in my life: Cruz.
Here are some deal breakers in my eyes, some may be superficial, but I have my reasons:
- If you don't have any reviews or aren't willing to give any references, I'm not willing to spend a second longer with you. This is my child we are talking about.
- If you're slooooowww to respond to a message. If it takes you more than 72 hours to respond to my message and there is no valid reason in your response, no thank you. We work very quickly around here and need our nanny to do the same.
- If you can't spell or have major grammatical errors in your message to me - not just talking about one here & there that could be a case of fat fingers on a keyboard - but errors where it's obvious you don't know the proper use of a word or how to spell it...I'm not going to consider you...ever. How would I expect you to be able to teach my child if you couldn't learn yourself.
We are hoping our interviews go well this week and we find something that will fit well for our family and who Cruz will adore.