During our Samoa trip, I scored myself a Dream babysitter.
But there were hurdles before that happened.
Initially, CJ's employee had a cousin who was meant to help me, but she bailed, in good ureliable Samoan fashion.
Then my relative in Savaii, who I initially asked, procrastinated, kuluku's and lied and on the 11th hour, she decided not to hop on the 4pm ferry to come meet us at the airport.
Again, did I mention, our well known unreliable Samoan attitude?
Just click on a few of Coconut Girl's blog to understand the seriousness of this ailment.
Anyhow, thanks to CJ, she managed to find that her employee, whose cousin bailed, had a cousin who was staying home in Vailima and willing to babysit for me.
On the first day, I told her the routine, feed times, sleep, baby likes, dislikes, clothes, etc...(basically, raise my boy, i'm going to the pub, i shall be some tyme).
She was amazing!!!
I hardly had to tell her anything. She took initiative, connected wth my child, was helpful with everything else that was happening (NOT related to the babysitting) and I totally had a ball because ST was in good hands.
At the end of the trip, (esp during the wedding), she was getting offers from the other parents there, expats mostly.
But at this point, I realise this girl is made for greater things, she'll be wasting her skills on babysitting.
..so anyone wanting to employ someone reliable, hardworking, self starter who takes initiative and can be trusted, speaks English,.. lemme know.
I know someone just like that!