Received Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Hi everyone. My husband and I have been lucky enough to employ an exceptional babysitter. She has been with us since our baby was 4 months old- she is 3 years old now. Our babysitter comes 2 days a week and is seriously a part of our family. It is obvious how much our daughter loves her, she screams as soon as she sees the babysitter walk in the door and is glued to her all day long. She insists on giving the babysitter at least 10 hugs before she goes out the door at night. Our babysitter is amazing to our daughter, she makes up games to play, paints her nails, brings her treats etc. She even asks us to go out so she can spend time with our daughter or offers to take her to the park for an hour on the weekend just so she can "hang out with her" and won't accept pay for these park visits. We know how lucky we are and will be so sad to see her go at the end of May. I dislike having to leave my daughter to work but knowing that she's with someone who loves her is such a great, reassuring feeling! She will be finishing graduate school and will move on to her career. My husband and I want to do something really special for her, we want to show her our gratitude for taking such excellent care of our daughter and we want to show her how proud we are of her for completing grad school. Financially things are a little tough for us (aren't they for everyone?) but this is something my husband and I really want to do. I thought we could start planning now for a gift for her that way we can finance it. She wants a Blackberry which is a couple hundred dollars so we were thinking of buying her that OR she has a love for designer purses so we were thinking of maybe buying her a purse. We are willing to spend a couple hundred dollars on her because this young woman has been such a fantastic addition to our family and we truly love her. Does anyone have any other gift ideas? Or what is your opinion on the purse or blackberry? Which one is better?