So I am currently in Week Two of looking for the perfect child care center/in home daycare to look after my perfect son.
Week One was anything but a success.
Because out of the ones I have called or visited:
One made me feel as if I was the child.
Two didn't speak English and another had a strong, unfamiliar accent. Asian, I believe.
Five don't accept infants, but I can "call back when he is a year old and walking".
One has space available. . . . in late February.
Two smelled like pee.
All but three are more than $200+ a week. Two of the ones cheaper than that are the ones that smelled like pee.
One would be willing to trade child care for my free flight passes. But they are over 20 miles away and want one pass a week. (I only get one every month or so.)
Eight have yet to return my phone calls.
And a partridge in a pear tree.
I just want a place that is cleaner than my house. With better, more educational toys and with a provider who doesn't watch Law & Order all day like I do. A place where the owner not only has a degree in early childhood education, but who also spends all day on the floor with the kids playing, singing and teaching.
In other words, if I am going to leave my perfect and un-screwed up kid with someone else for 30+ hours a week, I want someone who would be a better Mommy than I am.
Is that really too much to ask?