My Professional Background - Once upon a time, I wanted to be a motivational speaker. Actually, I was a professional motivational speaker for about 5 years.:
Reader’s Digest version of the events that led to the creation of this How-to Tuesday post:

1) Hubby and I need a babysitter to look after the kiddos once or twice a week.

2) I find a great candidate online and ask her to come over for an interview.

3) My friend Staci mentions that she needs a sitter as well.

4) Staci and I decide to ask the potential sitter if we can tag-team interview her. She agrees.

5) Sitter comes over for interview with six children and two rather loud women. She laughs nervously. A lot. But she cheerfully writes some future babysitting dates on her calendar.

7) Staci and I high-five each other for the tag-team interview success.

8) I get an email the next day. Sitter has found another job. In 12 hours.

9) We are back to square one.

It occurred to me later that the whole tag-team idea may have been a bit intimidating. So, I opted for another method: webcam interview. This couldn’t possibly be intimidating. The sitter is in the comfort of her own home, and we still have a chance to chat “face to face.” What could possibly go wrong?


Comments to "How to Find the Perfect Babysitter"

  1. Laura @ UrbanMayberry

    September 11, 2012

    LOLOLOL!!!!!! I love it!!!!! I love that you asked questions we would actually want to ask but don’t!!! Oh, and the To Do list in the back??? Hilarious!!!!!!!! You are so talented!!!

    • Katy in a Corner

      September 21, 2012

      Thanks so much, Laura! I’m glad you could read it. Sidewalk chalk isn’t the best for writing on a board like that. Trying to improvise here. 🙂 Thanks for watching!

  2. Robyn

    September 11, 2012

    Snorting coffee out my nose while watching this! Hilarious! Yep, Tuesdays are definitely my favorite.

  3. Chris

    September 11, 2012

    I can’t stop laughing!!! The best part I think was “Sorry it’s my parole officer” hahaha. And I agree with Laura they are questions we all want to ask but don’t.

  4. Lauren Schieffer

    September 11, 2012

    Oh my gosh, Katie! I had no idea you were so funny! Now, I’m hooked.

    • Katy in a Corner

      September 21, 2012

      Lauren, you spent an entire WEEK in the car with me, and you didn’t know I was funny? That’s not good. 🙂 Ha! So great to hear from you, and thanks for reading/watching!

  5. Holly

    September 11, 2012

    Hahaha! Seriously…..did your previous employer require you to scrub toilets? Because no matter what you answer to the other questions, if the answer is yes….you’re in! My house is a disaster right now!

    • Katy in a Corner

      September 21, 2012

      I KNOW! Toilets are the worst. I would never survive in prison. If they do, in fact, make you clean toilets there. I just assumed. I don’t know from personal experience. I’ll stop right there.

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