Mel posted a very insightful response to the question I sent her last week about the Brianna situation. I felt kind of weird about asking a parenting question on an IF blog, but I did think there were some parallels to the IF experience… anyway, she handled it graciously.
I haven’t decided for sure what to do, but I am leaning towards letting her go. My other babysitter, Helen, said she can take on more hours, and MIL and T. said they can fill in some as well.
I’m just so conflict-avoidant that I’m having a hard time getting up the nerve.
This afternoon I did ask if she’d be open to trying other ways of getting V. to sleep, and she said sure, she just didn’t have any luck before with rocking etc. “She won’t sleep for me.” I need to get my work done, not spend 40 minutes trying to get V. to sleep because Brianna thinks she’s ready for a nap.