This is kind of weird.
In my never-ending quest to find good babysitters (just a couple more years until my daughter can sit for my son!!!!!!!!) I joined a sitter/parent web service-type-thing.
There are lots of ways to find sitters and to protect both the families and the sitters from danger the site offers background checks and reviews.
So you are supposed to review each sitter you hire. (No problem. Our sitter was awesome.)
But the sitter is supposed to review the family too.
Now, I have been rated and evaluated on lots of things in life. Performance. Appearance. Results. But I have never had a review like this. Our sitter was basically reviewing who we are as people, as parents, and as a family.
It's a good thing I am pretty damn confident or I would have been obsessing and checking the site all day long. Which I didn't. Nope. Not me. Uh uh.
I must say, it is one thing to hear that other adults really like your kids. (We got five stars, baby!) But it is another thing entirely when that adult's comments highlight the very values you have been diligently trying instill in your offspring for ten years.
Score! It all hasn't been in vain. Of course I knew that we were on the right track, but outside validation is always nice.
2009 and has been the Up with Tuna Family year. Go Team Tuna.