For the last several years we have primarily used one respite provider (Nikki) with another (Genni) as a backup. Both girls are getting married the last Saturday of this June. This is so unfair. These girls actually have a life outside of Alan???
|Working with Alan in First grade|
When we first got him his iPad he wanted nothing to do with it. In an effort to encourage him to use it, Ms. Nikki gave him some private lessons. For so many things, she has always been there for us anytime we've asked.
But the time has come to pass the torch (or in our house, maybe it is the plunger) and we need to find some new folks to watch Alan. So we've been trying to interview/utilize a few new babysitters. Of course, DH's first comment was "They need to be old and ugly so they don't go and get married on us." Um, pretty sure that is NOT something we can ask when we phone interview these people.
Luckily one lady that we know and trust (she is Alan's companion on camp weekends) has come through for us and is planning to watch him so we can actually attend Nikki's wedding. (No, we aren't planning to bring Joe.) Even though Nikki has assured us she will still be available to watch Alan after she is married, we are realistic enough to realize that her availability will be less. Gosh forbid she actually have a "cupcake" (her nickname for Alan) of her own.
|Ms. Nikki supporting the bike so Alan could ride|
In any case we are supposed to meet the new person today. Minutes before she was scheduled to arrive we were plunging one of the toilets while the other boy was in a different bathroom. Maybe instead of asking about their autism experience we should ask them about how good they are with a plunger. Sigh.