After recent aggravations at finding a sitter (that can handle reheating a meal & Staying awake for more than 2 hours) at a decent price, I’ve called several good friends and this is our Cheap Childcare idea of the week…
Find 2 or 3 other Mom’s with kids the same ages as yours (or relatively close in age). Organize a child care swap, meaning one evening they cover your kids, one evening you cover their kids while they go. Charge each other Nothing.
I’ve called some moms from the boys cub scout troup and they are more than willing to participate. Thank heavens for no more overpaid teenage girls, (not that many don’t deserve the money they earn), it just so happens the one I had…. Didn’t.
Because we often have meals made up in advance, we are sending the boys with a casserole big enough for the “hosting” family, may or may not help in your circumstance.