Today I started a new job, if you can really call it that. As of today, I will be watching our twin friends for a few hours every afternoon, Monday through Friday. My friend, M (their Mom), and I were texting a few weeks ago, and she was telling me how her childcare was not turning out to be very reliable. I told her if she ever ran into an emergency, I would be happy to watch her girls. We continued texting back and forth, and before we knew it, we were making arrangements for me to do her childcare!
When I found out that she only needed someone for a few hours everyday, and that she would pay me what she was paying the other gal, it seemed like a no brainer! It's a win-win for all of us! Ayden and Rylee will have a built in play date everyday with their best friends, who we hadn't really been able to see very often because of busy schedules. I will get a short visit with M everyday when she picks up her girls. Yay for actual adult conversation with a friend! I will make a little extra money for our family. They will have reliable childcare, allowing them to work their full time jobs without having to worry about being late to work or getting off early because their other gal canceled at the last minute more often than not. Dad works swing shift, so he drops the girls off at 3:00, and Mom gets off work at 4:30 and picks them up around 5:15, which is why they only need a few hours of childcare each day.
Our first day went perfectly! One of the girls had a slight meltdown about 5 minutes after their dad dropped them off, but she had no problem with letting me comfort her and soon, they we were all happily playing. I was a little nervous that I was nuts for taking on 4 toddlers all at once, but they were kind and didn't all gang up on me. At least for today....
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