Tuesday, August 22, 2006

One Down...

It's been busy around Mary's house this week. I had an interview yesterday that went well (with both mom AND dad, which is unusual). They will let me know "soon". They're nice, though momma has a tendency to be a bit Earnest. Happily, Dad is nicely grounded, so I'm sure I could work with them. Two more calls on my machine, which I will answer today. Feast or famine, I tell you! And - tadah!! - that interview I had last Wednesday? They signed! What did it for mom? I made laughing reference to a "junk food nap". That got me the contract, right then, right there. It's a Weissbluth term, and doesn't it turn out she's a Weissbluth fan. She's delighted to find someone who will ensure that her baby girl will get the rest she needs. Me? I'm delighted to have a client who understands the "sleep begets sleep" principle, and won't be trying, as so many do, to get me to skip naps so that the child will go to bed without a fuss. (This doesn't work, you know. You DID know that, didn't you?) We were also in synch on food, activities, discipline. Her husband is a nice guy, even though he is a lawyer (well, student) and I've a healthy leeriness of lawyers. (Some of my daycare colleagues have been put through the mill by lawyers who like the contract when it works in their favour and fight it like crazy when it works for the caregiver.) He will be my first lawyer. The baby - a girl! - is round and friendly, two very appealing baby traits. I met mom on Wednesday, and mom and dad came on Friday to sign the contract. Quick, quick turnaround. Yes! One down, one to go. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ © 2006, Mary P

15 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Hooray for you! And for the round friendly baby girl.

8/22/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Kat O+ said...

Earnest? Yes, I believe I married him.

8/22/2006 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Ms Sisyphus said...

Yay!

8/22/2006 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger lara said...

how come 'round and friendly' become so much less positive as we get older? i wish those were still appealing traits...

well, i guess friendly still is. but let's get some positive associations with grown women who are round, huh? my appetitie for all things junk food would appreciate that. ;)

congrats!

8/22/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Haley said...

Yay Mum! I knew when I heard her laughing during the interview that you'd got her, even if you were too modest to admit it!

8/22/2006 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Yay for new jobs! Looks like things are shaping up nicely, despite the worries that you had earlier this summer! Why is it that people wait until the last possible second to find childcare??

8/22/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Congrats! Especially finding parents who are in sync with your philosophy.

8/22/2006 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger mo-wo said...

Gawd I am horrified this is an issue... Ottawa is so lucky to have you! Vancouverites would be lined up at your door through 2009!!

I just put a hold on the Weissbluth book, sounds like my cup of tea... but since I'm impatient can you define junk food nap? junk food?

8/22/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Nice going. Nothing like a round, friendly baby.

8/22/2006 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Yay for 'round, friendly' baby! And yay for you for finding parents who agree wholeheartedly on your techniques of caregiving! Looking forward to new stories of your new little one!!!

8/23/2006 01:55:00 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Congratulations on finding a good family match!

8/23/2006 03:40:00 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

It's going to be awesome to have a baby whose parents you won't have to "teach" about sleep, one of the most important parts of her life right now. That is wonderful news!

8/23/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Yay! A girl and decent parents!

8/23/2006 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Oh, hurray! Sounds lovely. Introduce us soon, won't you?

8/23/2006 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Hooray for you. Can't wait to hear about the new found faces in your cast of characters!

8/24/2006 08:23:00 AM  

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