Would you leave 4 kids under 6 with 16 year old babysitter?
My daughter babysits for a family that lives in the next town over. The parents have 4 year old twins (one of which is developmentally delayed), a 6 month old and a 2 year old. DD is scheduled to watch the 6 month old during the day (6 am-5pm) and the others should have went to camp.
I dropped DD off on my way to work and DD spoke with the mother in the driveway. The mother is running late and drives off before DD even goes inside.
DD gets inside and the baby is downstairs playing on the floor. She sits with the baby and plays, but about an hour later THE OTHER CHILDREN CAME DOWN (she had NO IDEA they were upstairs, as she never goes upstairs).
DD called me in about 30 minutes later, because she was overwhelmed. The developmentally delayed twin wasn't listening and kept leaving the home, the baby was crying nonstop, the kids were all fighting as she was trying to cook them breakfast ect. She tried to call their mother to come back, but the mom couldn't leave work.
So I had to head over and help her out..which I'm pretty pissed about. Not to mention DD only agreed to watch one baby as this is her first child care experience. Mom gets home and states that camp doesn't start until tomorrow and that she figured whats a few extra heads? To top it all off...mom is NOT going to pay extra?
Edit: I told DD she is quitting and she's kinda upset because this was her only source of income this summer. Sadly im uncomfortable with her over there now.