I babysit, well babysat for an almost 2 year old boy... I have watched him for about 5 months, and I really cared for him ..I also have a 2 year old son..and of course there has been a couple times where they would "fight" over a toy or something and I have had to send him home twice with little marks on him ( little scratches) ...my son also had some, but I knew this is normal for rowdy toddlers ( I have never emt one without a "boo boo") ...
I knew she wasnt too happy with the marks on him beofre ( I would tell her about them and what had happened when she would pick him up..she would sigh or roll her eyes or something)
But it must of been ok because i continued to watch him ..she still brought him over every morning and picked him up every night and those were really the only time we had "problems"
Well yesterday he was playing on a kid's wooden rocking chair .... I was sitting on the floor pretty close to him and he would stand on it and jump to me... I told him "NO NO " the first time but he hurried up and did it again and this time fell when it rocked and his back scraped against it causing a long, wide mark down his back .... he barely cried and i put a "boo boo pack" on it for a few mintues and he continued to play until she got there, I immediatly told her what happened and she got very mad and said that I will no longer be babysitting her son... I was upset but didnt say anything, she grabbed him and started walking away and then turned around, pointed her finger at me and said " A two year old shouldnt even have a scratch on him and this is the 3rd time I have came to pick up my damaged child".....
Then a few hours later an officer shows up at my door saying she wants to press charges against me... He said that she came in and showed us his back and they tried to tell her it is normal but that they still have to follow up with her complaint....
I showed them around and told him exactly what happened and he told me not to worry about it, that even his kids has those kinds of marks daily ...and that they are not going to go any further with it...
But OMG ... I cant believe she did that, I understand her being upset, and she has that right because that is her baby.... but to actually call the cops on me for a scratch ?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Parenting Debate
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:42 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
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Answer by mompam at 10:48 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Sounds like you are lucky to be rid of her. I babysat years ago for a woman who worked with hubby. The woman's mom had been babysitting for her, but would pass out in a drunken stooper while caring for the child. The little girl was very spoiled and expected the same princess treatment at our house, but with two other kids it just didn't fly. Her daughter was treated the same as my own two. She paid me $50 a week for watching the little girl for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week. I'm still not sure what the mom thinks happened, but she decided her mom should watch the girl again. She tried to convince my husband that I was abusing my own children as well and that he should leave me and take the girls. Thank goodness he was smarter than that.
Answer by scout_mom at 10:50 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
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