Today’s video is about who gonna watch dis kid a.k.a. childcare LOL.
We live in the city with my husband’s family so, for the most part, they are the ones that help us by watching our son on the rare occasion that we go somewhere. I’m very thankful that we have them to help, but that means if they have something to do we don’t have any childcare. This year is gonna be tricky because there are several major life events in my friend group, and so far a few have been adults only.
I grew up in the Virgin Islands where it is typical to have family members watch your children, not really “babysitters” a.k.a. strangers. The idea of handing my child to a stranger is foreign to me. On top of that my son’s special needs make it seem almost impossible at times.
I did meet with someone who a family member uses as their childcare, as a potential babysitter for my son. He loved her, she was great with him, but we’ve never used her for varied reasons. I feel like I’m always opting out of things because I don’t have anyone to watch him. Things would be different if my mom lived nearby because our relationship is different, but otherwise the whole thing is just taking some getting used to.