So I have a home daycare. I had an interview Friday and the dad happens to be a current daycare moms ex-boyfriend. I did not know this until he walked in my door. The mom is a coworker of another current daycare kiddo. I figured that due to the previous relationship and that I still am caring for the moms child, they would just move on and find another provider for their son. Well the dad called me this morning and they want me to watch their son.
I have not problem being professional about this. I am jsut worried at how the other mom is going to react. I am not really sure about the extent of their relationship, but I always thought that she had cheated on her ex-husband with this guy. I may be completley wrong, but that is the feeling I had always got. She never actually told me they were together, but one day did tell me that he wanted nothing to do with her anymore.
Also to top it off, I also watch her ex-husbands new baby. I know the two men know each other, but am not sure about how the ex-husband feels or would feel about this.
It would be tough to turn away a paying family when it is difficult to find children to watch at times.
What would you think about this, as a mom? Would you be comfortable with the situation?
I would stay out of it. There are plenty of different ways this could turn out. What if there ends up being drama in your home? How would you handle it? It's not your responsibility to say anything to any of the parents and I agree with just being professional and not getting into any personal discussions period. I would worry about the drama though, if I were in this situation.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 4:13 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by CraftingMama at 4:13 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by TaraK. at 4:15 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 4:20 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by ratchetlee at 4:22 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by ratchetlee at 4:23 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by Charis76 at 4:24 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by mslksdh at 4:31 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by other_mother at 4:47 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by rebeccadac at 5:01 PM on Jan. 31, 2011