I hate calling to find a babysitter. Hate it. Sometimes it just seems easier to stay home than to pick up the phone. lol
We have a dinner next Tuesday. I asked one of my regular sitters on Sunday if she could babysit, but she was busy (she coaches & judges middle school speech). I knew I needed to call one of my other sitters, but I just kept putting it off. Thankfully, today her mom called & asked if I'd gotten a sitter yet because the girl's plans got changed so she can babysit now.
Doesn't help that two of my main ones are a junior & senior in high school so I need to be cultivating younger sitters. As much as its a pain to call the ones we've used, its worse calling a new potential sitter. Last time I tried calling a new sitter, she called me back & said I had the wrong # because she didn't get my voicemail so wanted to know who I was (and I didn't think fast enough to say why I'd called) & then declared I had the wrong #. A little phone etiquette would help her.