The nanny I interviewed today, Melissa, has three children of her own, her family owns a day care (where her husband watches their children, including her nine-month-old), she has a ton of experience and references and seems really comfortable with both Kavi and Ellie. She says she likes being out, and is interested in taking long walks with them both when the weather isn't too freezing, which is a huge plus, since Ellie's so bored and stir-crazy. She spent lots of time petting and playing with Ellie during the interview, while holding Kavi, which is harder than it sounds.
In other words, she seems great, very calm and comfortable and cheerful. Should I even bother interviewing the two college students I found through care.com? Will I feel like I'm just being cheap? If I hire one of them, will I spend the whole time they're watching Kavi worrying that I should have gotten someone more experienced? Argh. This is all very confusing.
I want Mya to move to Chicago! (Not that we could afford to give her full-time work, or even pay her what she's worth part-time...sigh...)