Well, I am beginning to save for a downpayment for a condo now that I'm back at my parents. Malik's babysitter lives literally around the corner from my parent's house and he's been going there since he was like 7 weeks old. I really like his babysitter because she's gentle and patient and I know she really loves Malik and takes good care of him. The problem is that there aren't a whole lot of affordable yet desirable condos in the school district where my parents and Malik's babysitter live. I would love for him to be able to go to the same school district so that he could continue to go to the same babysitter. It's possible for me to use my parents address if I moved out of the district, but I worry about him having problems with friends if he doesn't live in the same neighborhood as the kids he goes to school with.
I won't be moving for about a year give or take a few months, and Malik is only three, but I just wanna take everything into consideration. I may be able to find a place in the area, but then I'm really limiting my options (however I would do that if it's best for Malik). What are everyone's thoughts? How have your kids adjusted to a change in sitters? I have been fortunate enough to live in the same neighborhood growing up and never switched schools or babysitters except for when I went to an alternative school senior year while I was pregnant. So I don't really know what kinda effect it would have. Plus I just feel bad to take Malik away from his babysitter because she is really attached too!