My wife has a whole cadre of babysitter’s that we use. Some she shares with a couple of close friends. But like any service that is in short supply, trusted babysitters are hard to come by and are a protected commodity.
The mother of one my daughter’s classmates emailed my wife and several other friends begging for a referral of a babysitter for one time use only for a much needed long overdue date night with her husband. My wife reluctantly shared the name of one of our regular babysitters to help her out.
My wife has now found out from talking to the babysitter, that the mother didn’t use our babysitter for the date night, but she still contacted our sitter about babysitting for them on various other nights.
I think the mother of my daughter’s friend behaved in a shady manner, by appealling for babysitting contacts for a one-time use, but will now use these contacts for future nights or times, when we might need them.
So what do you think, and should my wife say anything to the other mother about misusing the sharing of the sitter info.
I realize in the grand scheme of things this is really trivial, but it’s something else to discuss.