Monday, May 30, 2011

Mommy Monday

Have you ever gotten a background check done? I have done it on many military posts before. But, on post you just feel out a form and assume it came out clean.
I am going to start doing respite care soon. Respite care is when you have a child with disabilities of some type. Grace got it when she was younger. I have a friend who get’s respite hours. So I am signing up to be her provider. The first step is to get a back ground check. I was so nervous. No idea why. My husband drove me to the court house. It was a horrible day to be outside because it was raining like crazy and the lightning was scary. But I wanted to get it done while he was home so I did not have to take kids in with me.
I arrived at the court house and found the closest entrance and ran as fast as I could. I still walked in wet. I went through security and found the appropriate office. I have no clue why I was so nervous. Really I was feeling silly for being so nervous. The lady handed me a paper to fill out. I handed it back with my out of state driver’s license. Handed her my money order and within about 2 minutes I saw her notarize a piece of paper and hand it to me. I asked if that was my background check and she assured me it was. I said thank you and commented on how fast that was. She almost laughed at me and said “mam, you have no record”. OH YEAH! I guess I do not. Why had I not thought about that? I did get a speeding ticket a few years ago.
I have no idea what I was expecting but it was not to be in and out of the court house in ten minutes and that is only because I had to walk across the building.
So again I ask, have you ever had a back ground check and were you intimidated? What intimidates you? I should have taken a picture of me with my background check.
Grab a button...or two...


tamayoseven said...

It's funny how things like this can make us nervous for no reason, but I guess it's just the thought of the whole process. I had one done years ago when I ran an at home day care and yes I was also a nervous wreck even though I had never done anything wrong. How funny.

Michelle Mims said...

I have had a background check for my job, and I wasnt so much intimidated by a record of apprehenses, because I have none, but I was worried about what my credit looked like. LOL! I have student loans, and well, sometimes I forget.

p.s I am following you via military monday. follow me back.


Debra said...

My parents do foster care, so I had to have one done when I turned 18 and was still living in their house. :)

Diary of a SAHM said...

Anything to do with the authorities intimidates me.  I'm the kind of person that could be driving down the street and be fine and the minute I see a cop car behind me I'm TERRIFIED and thinking I'm going to be pulled over LOL  I'm a dork like that.

I've had a background check done when I was applying for my Green Card, but I have no record of any kind so it was quick too LOL

Courtney K. said...

I've only ever had one or two. One when my husband joined the military and then one when I was babysitting. It didn't really bother me because I don't have anything on my record to be worried about. :) Thanks for linking up today!

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