January 21, 2006.
My baby sitter quit. It did not end well (does it ever?) and now I am left with no sitter. The whole experience was very upsetting and I feel like we lost a member of the family. Funny though, it was a job to her - just because she spent so much time with my children - I figured she wouldn't quit.
Apparently she said I had spoken rude to her on a handful of times and she chose to let it build. I had apologized when it happened, (she worked for us for almost 2 years) but she said that was not enough. For months I sensed it, I pushed to make sure everything was okay she said it was fine, over and over. I am not saying I was right-but it sure is hard when someone can't forgive you for something - I am human, and I am gonna screw up way more than a few sarcastic comments.
When she came over to quit we had a teary, argument, most of it in front of my toddler. My toddler did not say good bye, nor did my ex-sitter want to stay to say good bye to my older son. Again - it was a job to her, she had moved on - I wish I could.
I am trying to learn from the experience (what the hell else can I do) and move forward (as I sit here searching on a website looking for a sitter). The worst part (or ironic) is that she is looking for a job too - I happen to come across her posting. I'm pretty sure that Pina Colada thing ain't gonna happen for me though.