Surefire ways to tick off your babysitter!!! (If you are a sitter or use a sitter please read!!)
I do in home babysitting. I work around all the families schedules, Some of my kids come as early as 7:30 AM, and some leave as late at 12:30 AM. I LOVE the kids I watch, I love watching them, but occasionally things come up. I thought I would share them with you, to spare your sitters frustration! ;)
1. PLEASE do not say to your child that "You are sure I wont mind..." Ex-"I'm sure Ms. ... wont mind a bit to take you to the park today." Because yes, yes I do mind. I put ALOT of thought in the activities we do! I also am capable of thinking for myself and do not believe a 3 year old should be able to control what I do.
2. Allow your child to break my house rules because you are here. I would NEVER allow a child to climb upon and sit on my kitchen table. Yet, you think it is okay to allow your child to do that-at my house-really? (no joke this happened yesterday)
3. Come really early or late, without notice. We have lives too. For instance if you say you will be here at 2:30, do not come at 1:50. (Also happened yesterday-I was about to walk out the door for a quick lunch with my hubby, and couldn't go, because someone came 40 minutes early)
4. Try to renegotiate our pay. If we have agreed to a certain amount of money, I am here, do everything I said I would-and usually more do not try to talk me DOWN. I did my job, taking care of your children-the most important part of your life-how does that not have value??
I am sorry, if I sound grumpy! Not what I was trying to convey! Thanks for reading!!! :)