Yesterday, Miss Sue came over for the first time. She stayed two hours while Lloyd was here and the boys both liked her. Lloyd asked her if she would be willing to clean while Shane was asleep and she agreed. The plan was for her to come again on Thursday, then start coming next week to watch Shane while Weston was in school. Great plan, until Miss Sue called and said she didn’t want the job because she didn’t want to clean. Lloyd told her we didn’t care if she cleaned or not, and she said she didn’t want it anyway. ?????? I have no idea. We are paying better than the going rate, we're relatively pleasant people, our house usually doesn't stink, and the kids are pretty well-behaved. She was a bit befuddled by the cloth diapers and positively flummoxed when I told her Shane does not take formula, only breastmilk. That's the only thing that I can think of- we're too crunchy for her.
We have been looking for someone for months and she has been the best of the lot we have talked to. There was Miss Jean, who was great, except that she was from another country (so illegal to hire her as you can only hire