Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Zookeeping at its Best!

So today, Zoo would be more appropriate than on any other day I've done daycare. I can't believe the nerve of some people. It amazes me! The beef I've got going on? I started a new boy for the month of May. He is just one day a week. It's Thursday, which is my slowest day. No big deal. Honestly. So this little man's mom asks me if his niece can come along, too. I said, "That shouldn't be a problem, just have him (her father)call me." No call. My assumption is no niece. Wrong. She comes wobbling up the walk today. She is upset and clingy. No wonder, eh? Just shoved into this new lady's-could-be-an-axe-murderer-for-all-she-knows house? She wouldn't even let me fix lunch without screaming her full head off. I picked up the phone to call her father to give him a piece of my mind, but just put the phone back down. What's the use, man? But I will gently let him know that he really shouldn't do that to people. One more kiddo, I can handle. I don't know how. I just can. Is it tough? Damn straight, it is, but it's doable. But to not gear myself up mentally for the extra kid? Has been more tough than should have been. I don't know these parents. They have no fucking clue who I am? HOW ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH COULD THEY JUST LEAVE HER WITH ME??????

OK, I'm off to perfect my game of Bounce Out.

Oh, by the way, my little niece is one of the cutest little humans I've ever laid eyes on. Of course, she's related to me, so I kind of have to say it. But I don't feel the need to say it. She's freaking cute. And I'm so happy to have an infant for which I get snuggling rights! ;)

5 Comments:

Blogger Katie said...

I can't believe it either, the poor little girl! Definitely say something to parents, that's just freaking insane.

And congrats on being an auntie again! I'm not just the tiniest bit jealous...

3:41 PM

 
Anonymous Judy said...

For absolute humor, read the blog from yarn harlot about her cold. It os so absolutely true to my life when I am ill.

7:46 PM

 
Blogger Nancy said...

Congrats on becoming an auntie!!!

Those parents definitely need something said to them. That is so damn cruel to do to that poor little girlie :(

11:59 PM

 
Blogger aworkman said...

wooooooow.... I can't imagine either, well I can and can't my friends done that with another child not hers, in the past and its like hello? does the mom know who is watching her? Do I need to know anything special? its just wierd, and maybe fatherly insticts aren't as stong as motherly in this case? but still I think I would want to meet the new care provider and let my child understand where he/she is going and why for how long etc.. thats only necessary! hello wheres the 'orientantion' 'interview' ? lol

2:30 PM

 
Blogger Dreaming Mommy said...

Since I started this business I have decided there are some crazy parents out there. For instance this one family I have had several issues with...the list is sooo long I can do an entire blog about them. Anyway-they are out of town this week and I get a call from the vets office where they are apparently boarding their dogs. Hello? Why are you calling me? Apparently these people decided I should be the emergency contact incase something happened to the dogs. Did they consult me? NO! I am the childcare provider- not the personal assistant/nanny/dog caretaker/emergency contact ect...The list goes on for miles of what these parents think that I should be doing for their family. CRAZY!

4:01 PM

 

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