When I’m not grocery shopping, I’m looking for a part-time mother’s helper for a couple afternoons a week. Part-time help constantly turns over so I’ve gotten used to the process of looking for someone new.
We interviewed our first candidate this week and we asked the normal questions…
What kind of babysitting have you done?
What do you like about spending time with kids?
Are you reliable?
Would you be willing to fold kids’ laundry and help clean up after dinner?
How would you describe your personality?
Do you think People Magazine should have really named Gwyneth Paltrow the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World?”
This candidate was very sweet and said all the right things and then we said goodbye.
At which point, I realized I never once asked about infant experience. Nothing.
I AM HAVING A BABY IN 3 WEEKS.
Isn’t that the kind of thing that should stick in my head?
I mean, at least above Gwyneth Paltrow.