So, I'm miffed. I have been babysitting these three little girls that live down the street, the mom is friends with the mom of the boys I babysit. I watch her three daughters 5 days a week for about $70 a week. Most of the time I provide food for them because she forgets to bring them anything. Her two and four year old daughters are both still in diapers as well.
I agreed to watch them because she split from her abusive husband and needed cheap second shift babysitting, and I could use the extra cash.
On more than one occasion in the last month she has either asked me last second to watch the girls or showed up last second that she didn't need me to watch them that night. Okay, whatever I guess...but notice would be nice.
Well this week my husband got home on Wednesday (he is a trucker and only home a few days a month....he got home Wed and will probably leave Mon). I asked her if she could find another sitter for Wednesday because I would have to drive 200 miles round trip with her three and my two to pick up dh. She made a stink about having to beg their father to watch them....I told her I could watch them but I just doubted my husband wanted to come home to a house full of kids.
So then, I was supposed to watch them Saturday and Sunday night. I sent her a FB message at 1 on Saturday because this is our only means of communication because he phone is disconnected. I just asked her what time she would be here with the girls. She never responded.
Dh wanted to go visit his parents and go swimming at their pool with them...but we didn't go because she never told me what time....so that meant she could be here anywhere between 2:15 and 5. I sat and waited all that time and she never showed.
She sent me a FB message at 1 am saying their dad kept them and she wasn't home to get on FB and had no way to call me. Really? Well I only live like three blocks from your work and a block from your house....could you not swing by and let me know before work. I was home all day....and even if I wasn't she could tell my neighbor, her friend, and my neighbor could call me.
She stopped by this morning to pay me for the other days I watched them and my husband told her not to bother bringing the girls over anymore....it's too much work for too little pay and super rude to disrupt what little family time we get for no reason when all you had to do is let me know.
I am cool with it though...because I was thinking about quitting on her anyway, she keeps going back to her abusive husband. Cps has been involved with them 4 times already, and I really don't want any part of that. And I have a pretty good hunch that the four year old girl who is still in diapers has been sexually abused, she shows a lot of signs of it. Just not worth it to me right now. I feel bad for the girls because they loved coming over here, but that is just too much drama for me.
on Jul. 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM