I am watching a 4 year old boy full-time..I have two boys of my own, 4 years old and 19 months old. I gave the family my two weeks notice almost 2 weeks ago, and they talked me into committing to another 4 days. I told them I am starting my doula business and it's going to be very difficult while watching other people's children. This is only partially true.
The main reason I am letting him go is because he is a very difficult child! He is teaching my 4 year old things I don't want him to learn, he's loud, he CAN'T sit still for even 5 minutes to enjoy ANY activity, and he has caused a lot of stress on me since December. It's to the point I haven't even enjoyed being a stay at home mom (I quit my job in October and started watching him to bring in extra money). Well, my husband got a VERY good job and we don't need my income anymore.
The problem is, I can't do this anymore!!! Not even for the 6 days I have left! I don't even want him (the kid) to come back tomorrow! I am really wanting to just tell the parents this afternoon that something personal came up and I am unable to watch their child anymore. They don't need details right?
I know it will put them in a hard spot trying to find someone else last minute, and that makes me feel bad. But my stress levels are through the roof! They still owe me $150 and it's making me even more mad that they are always behind on payments!!
Do I stick it out the next 6 days (until the 26th) and hope I survive? Or do I tell them this afternoon? If I tell them this afternoon, do I be truthful or do they just not need the details??
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