So I moved back in August and still have yet to find a babysitter. I don't live near any friends or family so I don't have anyone to ask.
I have tried Care.com and found one girl that babysat a few times, but she couldn't handle three kids and sometimes would just "forget" to show up! So I stopped using her.
I tried sitterscity.com, because my BIL uses it and found an great sitter, but it cost so much and after paying for care.com and not finding anyone I don't want to pay for another sitter site.
I'm so scared to use craigslist.com! Don't even want to go there...
I tried talking to some girls from the near by high school, but none of them were interested. I found a few girls in the near by college who are interested, but they are about to study abroad....
I did find one person who could sit for me, but she wants $16 an hour for the first child and then the price goes up per child per hour... I have three kids and I cant afford to pay someone about $20 an hour! Can anyone else do that? Am I just cheap? (I'm live in CA so maybe that's why its so expensive, but I looked up on a website that the normal hourly wage in my area is 10.00 I think she wants that much because shes a teacher between jobs right now and she says she does all this fun stuff with them, doesnt just sit them in front of the tv)
How do you go about finding a sitter? Is there something I'm missing?