I've heard the daycare horror stories.. what about babysitter horror stories?
I have one. I left my 4 y/o with his aunt. He was adjusting to a new sibling, I had had complications, and he was acting out etc. and she was always nitpicking him. Well, they didn't get along while I was gone and he said mean things to her and she put him in time out. Well, he would not stay in time out.
This was when she should have called me. My instructions were really simple. He's been being difficult and if there is any type of issue: call me on my cell so I can speak to him.
Instead she "used her judgment" (??) and tied him to a chair in the kitchen for about 10 minutes.
My kiddo was shaking, hot, and proclaimed he did not like his aunt. She had been helping me out postpartum but I gave her - her gift I'd gotten her for helping me early and told her I no longer needed her help.
I will not let anyone on that side of the family babysit my children.
I felt like I should have seen it coming because my other aunt had been very mean to me as a child and they butted heads a little while I was there.. but sometimes I bet there is no sign.
So, do you have any babysitter horror stories?