I tried a new sitter tonight. She seemed nice, even if she's a little flat-line in the personality department. I felt pretty comfortable leaving my babies with her. I was prepared - I wrote out all the bedtime instructions, phone numbers, neighbors' info, etc. and also talked through everything with her when she got here. Wyatt was excited, Natalie was almost ready for bed, so all seemed right.
I got home a few minutes ago and the new sitter seemed kind of annoyed that Natalie had stirred a few times, though did note that Wyatt went right to sleep at 8:15. No surprise there since he didn't nap today and I told her to have him in bed between 7:30 and 8. So I went up to check on my kids only to discover that it's a flat-out miracle they're asleep at all, considering their lights are on. Really? Doesn't that seem a little straightforward?
Me and my picky self are probably still hunting for another good sitter. If you know of anyone in my neighborhood, please let me know. On the flipside: at least my evening out was worth it. Thanks, kids, for taking one for the team.