another sitter bites the dust! LOL

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another sitter bites the dust! LOL
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Fri, 06-20-2003 - 2:04am
Yep, kids scared away respite worker #3 from "At Your Home Services". But this is just #3 in a long litany of sitters we have scared away running for thier lives.

Mike being in his overly hyper, anxious, bug phobic, rigid way lately. Cait had a major my way or the highway complex going, and Dave is in distructo mode. She only made it twice.

Now it isn't official, but when I asked, "so when are you free next week" her answer was "I don't know when I will be a available again. The service may be giving me a family for Monday through Thursday. I won't know until next Tuesday so I will give you a call" Code for GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!!!! I have heard it before. In the past I have tried calling these sitters a few times and they are surprisingly always busy.

I am having a good laugh over it actually. It is a bummer, but when I am getting down on myself I think, "hey at least I can do it and don't run away". I am getting used to it. When I told hubby when she said she'd be back his reply was "lost another one eh"

Renee

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Fri, 06-20-2003 - 4:04am
ROFLMAO!!! We all need to move to the same city. That way we can each get an hour or so off each month without looking forward to the next "Um, December 10th, 2013? I think I'm busy that day. Yes, deffinately busy." Tee Hee We can open our own Wild Aspie Reservation and call it 'protected lands'. Of course, we'd only get the occasional tourist....and maybe a few big game hunters looking for a REAL challenge.


Candes

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Fri, 06-20-2003 - 11:35am
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

Mike is here yelling "MOM WHAT ARE YOU LAUGHING ABOUT!!!!!"

I can just picture it. I have 2 other friends with 2 aspie/ASD kids each. When we get together life is WAY fun. hehe. Last weekend my friends 8th grade dd graduated and I watched her whole crew, plus 2 neices and had another friend over. THere were 2 aspie's, 3 ADHD kids, 2 NT's, 2 toddlers, and a bipolar kiddo here. My Friend (with one NT kid but knows me way well and is the mom of Cait's one friend) was just in amazment and couldn't stop saying what respect she had for us. Boy was my house a' rocking that day.

We could make quite the comune! Cait would love it. She could be around "normal" people in her eyes and ack just however she wanted.

Renee

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Tue, 06-24-2003 - 8:24pm
I read this the other day and didnt have time to reply. But i was ROLLING. This is funny. i mean, not for you as a mom who needs a break. But it sounds like a great tv movie for family tv. Seeing the baby sitters running hysterically from the house as the music from Jaws is played. And a couple of innocent LOOKING kids standing in the door way, with the "What??" expression on their face.

I have only left Caitlin with family. But my upstairs neighbor has a sister in law who has four children, and one has Autism. And she has a 14 year old daughter who is wanting to start babysitting, and the sister in law left me her number, saying she would be perfect for my daughter.

I can't wait for things to settle down a little, and have a few extra dollars to pay a sitter and go out to dinner. Usually Caitlin is better for other people than she is for me. And if someone is willing to sit down and show her their attention, she will be an ANGEL.

Atleast, i HOPE!! LOL

Helen

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Wed, 06-25-2003 - 2:21pm
THe one sitter I have that is consistent is the 14 y.o. oldest girl of 4 kids. Her younger brother is bipolar with a number of other needs. Ya know, I have had a ton of girls in late teens and early 20's, other young mom's with little kids. The only one able to consistently handle my group is this girl. Actually she iswatching 3 of mine and 2 of her siblings (not the real tough one) this afternoon so I can help at Cait's play practice.

Good luck with your new sitter.

Renee

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