I would give my eye teeth (whatever they are, I will look it up sometime) for respite care.
Or some other not completely essential part of my anatomy could be put to the cause.
But I won't send my kids out for it.
I have nothing against families and providers who offer respite in their homes, it is just not the right fit for my kids and my family.
So that leaves us with in house care and I just don't have that.
Or rather I do, My friend N. is experienced and capable and likes the kids and knows them and they know her and are comfortable with her - but she is not available and probably won't be for a while because of family issues.
For now we will just have to hold steady I guess and try and forge ahead.
We even have funding for it, that it isn't a problem, which is nice of course - it is just trying to figure out where to find someone who meets all the above criteria.
It would be great if that happened sometime soon - before I get stretched too thin.