I am a stay at home mum with a 3 year old and a 1 year old and a husband who works long hours.
I would really like to get something of a life back and leave the house occasionally to do some exercise, get time to organise stuff, buy some new undies, get my hair done. Nothing too exciting or too extreme.
We would also like to start going out on dates together again and have been using sitters.com but have had a different person each time.
I am also utterly sick to death of tidying up after crafts, messy play, messy food time (mainly down to the 1 year old).
A friend has recommended an au pair as the way forward but there are certain issues.
I want to be able to canoodle on the sofa with my husband without feeling I might get busted.
My husband really doesn't want to make small talk with someone every evening.
I am really not sure that I want to deal with a homesick youngster.
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE playing with my kids so don't really want to share them very much.
So, essentially I want someone to come for a few hours a few times a week to do cleaning, tidy up and get to know the kids, plus look after them whilst I nip out to do things. And a babysit a week which might even involve putting them to bed.
Is such a person out there?
I suppose I want to pay a surrogate grandma to come over and take care of us a little!
...I am aware that I sound thoroughly idle and am expecting a lot of criticism.
Bring it on!