all about the spence

^^^ epic smiles from mr. spencer b this morning

It's been a fun week in the Moore household. On Monday, our babysitter decided to text me (yes, text me) and tell me she no longer wanted to work. I'd been working towards part-time hourly care on post anyway, so despite the fact that I was crazy annoyed, I was also relieved I didn't have to fire her. Yesterday, the CYS on post called me during the three hours Spencer was in their care to tell me he wouldn't stop crying and I had to pick him up.

Now, don't get me wrong. I will always put my child's needs above my own. That said, I was crazy frustrated, yet again, that it seemed someone couldn't do their job when all I really want is to do my job(s) and do them well! Needless to say, I went and picked him up, and we had a fun day together. I did not, however, get any work done.

So, there's that.

We're interviewing new sitters because, while Spencer needs to grow accustomed to other people re: part-time childcare, I also relish having him at home, and that's the ideal for me. How is it that this is so difficult?! 

This sweet boy is almost 5 months old, and I just adore him. I love, love, love being able to work from home, but my goodness - it's harder than ever! 


  1. He's so precious, girl! I'm starting to work part-time from home after Ryan gets home and I'm seriously trying to figure out how i'm going to manage with Sam. Part-time on base seems ideal but having an in-house nanny also seems good too. I'd love to pick your brain about it! :)

  2. Sorry about your frustrations. I can only imagine how hard it must be trying to get work done at home like that! I'd love to be home with Caleb, but I'm able to get my work done much easier being at work so I feel your pain. I hope you find someone new soon to help you out! :)

  3. I can only imagine how tough it is to find someone who is great with kids. My good friend just hired a nanny, and she is glad she has to let her go soon due to travel/moving-but she just wasn't as enthusiastic as she sounded. It is tough to be a widow with 4 kids, and my friend is doing so well with having help while she works. I really hope you both find a Mary Poppins esque care provider you both need!

  4. Bummer on your babysitter quitting, but it's always nice to have a nice day at home with the babe. Kyle and I have worked opposite schedules for the entirety of Sophie's life to keep her out of daycare and it's tough.

  5. Ugh...I'm so sorry! How frustrating!! Glad you had some fun with your little guy though!