We have a neighbor girl who is 11 yrs old. She and my sd are close friends. Yesterday, she kept asking if her friend could stay the night last night, but I continued to say no because the boys each had friends stay the night
This weekend and I wanted one night this weekend without an extra kid.
The girl across the street came up with what I thought was a made up story about how her parents are having an open house and she couldn't be there and if she couldn't be here, then she would have to go to the playground all day and not go home. Well I told her that was silly and couldn't possibly be true. I figured it was a sob story so that I would say yes. We agreed that she could come over in the morning and hang out until the open house was over.
Fast forward to today. She's been here all morning and earlier, way before the realtor showed up, she needed to go home and get some school work to work on, and my husband saw her being turned away and heard her dad tell her not to come back. Dh decided to go talk to her dad and ask why its so bad if a kid is at the open house. Her dad said its like selling a car and you can't have a kid there telling people that something in the house isn't right. Ummm, what does he have to hide?
So anyways, her parents have left their house together shortly after the realtor set up. What an inventive way to come up with a baby sitter huh? Not once did the parents come and ask us to do this. They left it up to their daughter to find a place to go! To top it off, the dad never once told dh thank you for having my daughter all day.