Babysitters….Worth their weight in gold.

Hello one and all! I’m just going to jump in here and speak to one of the dirty truths of parenthood. Babysitters are a dying breed and if you find a good one….pay him/her in stock options if you have to! It seems in Atlanta, and the outlying burbs, that a decent, non goth sitter no longer exists. I recently visited a website devoted entirely to finding that rare breed. I emailed the contact person and said” I just want Mrs. Doubtfire”. My family hasn’t been an option for us in quite a while. It has become a divine mission from God to find that perfect someone. We have to make an appt. about a year in advance to get family babysitting privileges. So as soon as I find a nanny service who offers a nice man in old lady drag….I’ll let ya know!
There are two things of interest going on this weekend. Way up 85 north is a glorious place called Chateau Elan. It is a resort/winery/equestrian park/golf heaven/….did I mention winery? This weekend is their annual wine tasting extravaganza!! I went last year and got shnookered for $25! I love wine….and drinking all I want for $25…well, that just does things to a girl. So go…drink and be merry!
I however, will sadly not be joining you. No, I have wake up at an ungodly hour and drive down to Peachtree City…the complete opposite direction of my Chateau. My dear, sweet husband is running his very first triathlon. He has been training very hard and he is actually very good at it. I just have to overlook the fact that he looks like a sausage casing in that getup he has to wear. Speaking of PTC (peachtree city)…..if you have plans to move there…..bring your patience. Maybe pack an extra bag of it. The traffic can get pretty heavy. And I’m not talking about the cars. Its the GOLF CARTS you have to watch out for! 14 year olds in need of a good spankin’ driving daddy’s golf cart…nuff’ said.
If anyone is looking for a marvelous, heart attack inducing dining experience, please go to Mary Macs in Atlanta. It is just off Piedmont Ave and the food is so magnificent…you don’t even hear your arteries closing up on you. It really is wonderful. As soon as that non-goth babysitter graces our lives, we plan to go back. Nice me and honey night on the town……eating at Mary Macs and checking into The Georgian Terrace Hotel. One of the most beautiful hotels Atlanta has to offer! Until tomorrow…..after the triathlon. (which by the way was the 2nd interesting thing happening:)

4 Comments so far

  1. Ian (unregistered) on August 27th, 2004 @ 12:50 pm

    Well I know a good baby sitter…but she is currently having one herself…and I do mean currently!

  2. Julie (unregistered) on August 27th, 2004 @ 2:01 pm

    That is so true! It is so great to read a mother’s take on things in Atlanta! Glad to read ya, you’re very funny!

  3. Jenn (unregistered) on August 27th, 2004 @ 6:55 pm

    i’d just like to know what in the heck is wrong with you?!?

    since when did goth mean child molestor? or irresponsible? or mean to children? or any quality related to being unfit to watch children for an extended period?

    and if you’re going to discriminate against socially unacceptable stereotypes, you might just want to look into that whole man in a dress concept. most of my tranny (transvestite) friends have a hard time keeping ANY job because of their “lifestyle,” and while most of them love kids, they can barely convince their families to let them see the ones they are related to, much less be given the oppourtunity to be responsible for someone else’s kids.

    maybe you should teach your “perfect” kids a lesson in tolerating (sub)cultures other than their own and how to view a person for the quality on the inside and not an appearance on the outside. you’d be setting a good example by showing them that as long as a person is clean, responsable and sociable (and has morals that are close to what you would like to instill in your kids)(you’d be surprised at who has traditional views these days)that anyone can be a good person. not just people who are the same shape and color as you.

    i know i’m dealing with “southern views” here, but there is absolutely no excuse for unfair judgement.

    i bet you bring your “perfect” kids to church, too.

  4. spankin (unregistered) on November 13th, 2005 @ 9:28 pm

    I’m not sure why, but your preview button isn’t working, I had to submit directly

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