Well, I did it. It went very poorly. Daycare lady sobbed and said she was trying hard & hadn't had time to get into a groove, and really needs money, and turned down another job for us, and I was being unfair and unkind, neither of which I want to be.
It was awful. She really is nice and really was trying hard, but it truly just was not a good fit. I still feel really bad about the whole thing. I just never should have hired her. Boo.
Hired Hippie. She is at our house today and things were good this morning. If this doesn't work out, I am leaving my job early. I can't do this again just to get through until the end of the year.