...how bitterly disappointed I get when my babysitter cancels. Especially when it's two days before the day she was going to come and I have a notebook page full of things I want to get done and I've been looking forward to it and at times talking myself out of mean, bad places with my kids by muttering, "Two more days. Only two more days and I'll be sitting in Tully's with no one to answer to but an Americano and my laptop."
I might be wrong, but I think babysitters take advantage of the fact that I'm a stay-at-home mom with fairly flexible tasks and goals. I don't think I'd be cancelled on as much if I had to get to a nine-to-fiver. And maybe rightly so.
But maybe not. It's very frustrating.