I am a generous person..I guess that can be a good or bad thing. We have some people who ask for help with watching their child. They promise to pay but never ever do. Ive let it slide a few times. My fault, yes.
Recently I had this child with only 1 change of clothes, and was here for several days and nights, while someone was in the hospital, which I understand, however, not only did I feed this child with MY food, but I made sure this child had the homework done, had clean clothes to wear, etc.
They promised to pay but never did.
Nobody called me for days to 'check in' on their child. My calls went straight to voicemail and were not returned.
I didnt do it for the recognition, but if someone had taken in my children for that time, fed them, clothed, them, etc I would have done SOMETHING to show my appreciation. or at least said THANK YOU, which I never got.
Sorry to rant, but I feel royally kicked in the butt.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Mar. 3, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by honeys_sugamama at 9:54 AM on Mar. 3, 2009
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Answer by JandAddysMom at 3:16 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
Yeah they used you and sadly that child is probably experienced some things because their parents don't seem to care enough to actually call. The fact they didn't pay you also shows that they aren't grateful or appreciative of your help.
Answer by SylviaNCali at 6:59 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
I'm learning to say no. I've been used and taken advantage of so much. I guess people like us attract people who feel entitled. As for these people, it's a shame they didn't check on their child. I call 10 times if my mom watches them while I go to the doctor for an hour. I couldn't imagine days! And then not leaving food, and appropriate clothing! That's bordering on neglect. They're lucky they had someone as good as you to take care of their child.
Answer by Austinsmom35 at 8:49 PM on Mar. 3, 2009
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