So..... I had a baby sitter all lined up for when I go back to school in on the 27th. It's a family member.
In the mean time I've learned that there is a lot of sickness going on in our little community (we live on an island). The school age kids on the island seem to be coming down with the flu,hand/foot/and mouth, whooping cough, lice, etc.
The family member who would be babysitting LO (8months) has a grandson who is just starting school and she also takes care of him and a couple other kids after school. This would be just the time she would be taking care of LO too. We only need someone for about 1 1/2 hours from the time my DH leaves for work and I get home from school.
I have a friend who is also willing to watch LO that does not live in our community and is separate from the sicknesses going around.
I really feel more comfortable with her watching LO right now.
Does this sound logical? How would you talk to the family member to say that you've changed your mind for the time being until stuff isn't so rampant?