I'm a nanny. The other day, the father of the kids I watch got home from a trip overseas. I was baking cookies with the 2 kids (ages 9 and 12) and my 5 year old son. The dad came over and kissed his kids hello and handed them presents he got them. He didn't even say hi to my son. So, they opened their gifts, it didn't bother my kid at all. We go back to cutting out cookies, and he comes over with a big box of chocolates (from the airport here) and offers one to his son (his other kid was out of the room), his son picked one with a silver wrapper. Didn't offer my guy one even though there were plenty. So my son speaks up and asks nicely if he could also have a silver one. The dad said "Don't take all the silver ones or there won't be any left" and picked out another (hazelnut) and said "you might like this one" but then HE ate it and left the room without giving my son anything. Who the H*LL treats a little boy that way?!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Aug. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
"employer/employee, as opposed to being treated as a family member... then he is only acting with in the established roles"
Well, I nanny and my child and I are treated as members of that family just as I treat the 2 children I care for as my own children. Caring for children is not just a job... its a bond. I feel like I'm making an impact on the children and we have a much different relationship than say, a teller at the bank, or a hair stylist. Some people simply can't see outside of their own conceded heads and wouldn't consider the fact that there is another child, with feelings, in the room who may feel left out. The guy was inconsiderate and uncaring. A child is a child, and even the most 'mannered' child would probably politely ask for a piece of candy if all of the other children got one! I'd hardly consider asking for a piece of candy in this situation to be "begging". Sheesh.
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