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Anonymous
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When kids get sick and cannot attend school you must stay home with them... What if there was a service that offers a "grandma" who would stay home with them?

I'm in a very high Col area so I'm sure that money is not an issue. However, taking a day off a high-powered job would be an issue. I would offer my services to stay with a sick child. I have no medical background, but the mother probably doesn't either, I have been a mom for close to 30 years. I am first aid& CPR certified. And I will have the paperwork for a background check/fingerprint. I've never been squeamish about bodily issues, and I have amazingly strong immune system. So I'm not too concerned about picking things up.

Basically I'm looking for something to do part time until my husband retires.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:51 PM

I think it's a good idea, though I would have a hard time leaving my sick child with a "stranger".

alli1204
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:51 PM
No. I wouldn't trust my child to be with a stranger. Sorry
alexmom529
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM

While that is a sweet idea- I don't know you. I wouldn't leave DS with you. No offense.

KenneMaw
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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If you could market this to a few working mom friends, you may be on to a great idea.    People will trust recommended people, so I think you need to start with people you know .   I wouldn't trust a complete stranger with my young child unless they came highly recommended from a friend.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:56 PM

I would love it if we had people like that here. As long as I got to know you and you have references it would be better than calling off. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:56 PM
I think it's a great idea if you can get your foot in the door
AmiJanell
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:57 PM

I think that would be really nice... but I'd worry about someone that was "grandma" age, being exposed to all of these illnesses. 

And, I'd also feel kind of bad for my child... they usually want their parent when they are sick.

It would have been nice to use these past couple weeks for my daughter...  she had a nasty cold with asthma on top of it...  so she mostly felt well, but sounded terrible.  She would have been fine with someone else... however, I'd also want them knowledgeable in breathing treatments and if she was getting worse... I'm not sure I'd trust that to a stranger.

So in theory... it sounds like an awesome plan.  But, in reality, I don't think its something we would use.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Seems like a neat idea. I work nights so all sickies stay at home and rest in bed with mommy!
Pink.Sunshine
by Petty Princess on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:58 PM

I have someone that can stay home with them in that instance. I'd never have to take off. My mom has never babysat my last two children. My oldest is 19. I think that'd be a cool service if the kids were familiar with this person and she wasn't some random.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 12:59 PM

I wouldn't trust my child with a stranger, and I wouldn't subject them to that while sick. We rely on people we know only.

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