Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My babysitter quit!!!!!!!! (sorry, long RANT)

I am so pissed at this b*tch, I almost can not articulate the words to the DRAMA that has unfolded in the past few days.

3 Thursdays ago, the babysitter calls me. And by call, I mean she rang my phone off the hook, every minute for 20 minutes straight. I was trying to get ready for class so I couldn't answer my phone. In this same time frame, she had emailed my facebook account twice. WTF, panic much?
So then I start freakin' out. Thinking my kids are hurt!! I call her back.........

HER: My kid is sick, he has a fever, he is coughing, blah, blah, blah... I can't take him to the Dr. because I have everyone else's kids here! insert her hateful attitude here (I think to myself: hello, this is what we pay you to do, STUPID, that was not a nice thing to say!)
ME: ok, I have class, but BF can pick them up early.
HER: Well, No, it's ok, I will just take him tomorrow, so I can't watch your kids tomorrow.
ME: ok, I will get my sister to keep them tomorrow, I hope your kid gets to feeling better.
HER: blah, blah, drama, blah!
ME: Well, if you change your mind and need one of us to pick them up TODAY, just let us know.

(side note: 1st off, this is unusual, because any other time she tells me it is ok, her Dr.'s office is open late hours and she can take him after mine are gone, 2nd, she tells me her kid is home sick, but when BF dropped the kids off this morning, he was at school... He goes 1/2 day, so he must have just gotten off bus, since it was 11:30).

7:12 a.m. the next morning, my sister calls.....
ME: hello
SISTER: Did you know that your kids have LICE?
ME: Um NO I DIDN'T, what makes you say that?
SISTER: Well, They told me their heads were itching...and baby girl said that Babysitter's kid had bugs in his hair...
ME: OMG, that must be why she was acting so crazy and wanted the kids out of there so fast yesterday.
SISTER: Yep! But it is ok, I will get some stuff to wash their hair....(and she does).

I think maybe it was a false alarm, I never even think of it again!! I never see scratching, or notice anything unusual...
Fast forward to last Friday, my phone starts ringing off the hook, it is the babysitter again, she is acting the same way as she did the last time. I call her back...

HER: Did you know YOUR kids have lice?
ME: Well, that day you couldn't watch them my sister had mentioned it.... I never saw anything in their heads, and we treated them just in case, I didn't think anything else of it. Did you SEE it in their hair?
HER: Yes, it is everywhere.... Now I am going to have to disinfect my whole house! I am gonna have to rent a carpet shampooer, wash my whole families heads, etc. Those kids were in my BED!!! They were on my furniture, and now I have to clean everything!!
ME: (my face is starting to BURN, I can feel the anger rising up in my chest!! I try not to explode!) Ok, well, I have yet to see anything in their hair....
HER: It is everywhere, now I have to do clean my house, they were in my bed!
ME: Ok, I will come get them right now.

I go pick them up.. She shoves them out the door, throws me their jackets. I am seithing!! My daughter starts asking, "why did you come get us Mommie, was it because Karen called you, was it because we have bugs in our hair, does Karen not want us at her house?" My fury grows!! How dare someone say stuff like that and HUMILIATE my kids!! No matter wtf the circumstances, I would NEVER do that, EVER! I don't look at the sitter, and I drive away. My daughter is in the back seat telling me how "Karen made us sit in the kitchen so we didn't get bugs in her house." I hold back the urge to turn around and go back. I could KILL THIS B*TCH at this point. I head to town to Wal-Mart to get some shampoo to wash their hair.... The B*TCH then starts texting me.....

HER: Is the BF still going to stop and pay me my money?
ME: That was the plan...
HER: Well, I have going to have to disinfect my whole house, so I need that money as soon as possilble.
ME: You will get your money like you always do.
HER: Ok, well when BF brings my money, give me an extra $50., it costs $35. to rent a carpet shampooer and then I will need extra to buy some shampoo. (p.s. last week, her dog chewed up my daughter's brand new $40 boots, the FIRST and only time she ever wore them!! She never even told me, or offered to pay me for them, I just let it go)

I am appalled!! She did not ask me to help her with her expenses, she demands it! I might have "entertained" the idea, had she not acted so irrational, humiliated my kids, or if she had even asked me nicely!! I didn't text her back. I couldn't. I knew I would say something I would regret!! I sent the BF to pay her like usual, minus her demands... She tells him her husband says she can't babysit anymore (but she calls Satan and tells him she will still babysit on his days, just not for me????)

So, now I am in a panic to find a babysitter.... I may have to drop out of school.... And I realize that this b*tch is crazy and probably should never have been around my kids in the first place!!

One last thing... She TOLD me a over a year ago that her kids had been sent home several times from school because Lice is so rampant at their school. And she babysits 7 kids from that school, they get off of the bus at her house. But she has never told me this was going on... THAT IS WHY I AM SO MAD!! She knew exactly how this all started, but she insisted on making my kids be the heavy!

I know kids get Lice, it is not about being dirty or nasty, it is a fact of life. It is not a big deal (it is aggravating!!), I just don't know why she never told me, then gets all crazy on me, and then tries to "blame" and humiliate my kids who don't even go to school!!


  1. Oh HEEELLLLZ no!!
    1. Talk to all of your teachers. I've had some wonky stuff come up and basically they all said that if I need to miss every class from now until the end of the school year, so be it, they'll work with me so I can finish the semester.
    2. OH HEEEELLLLZZZ NO!! omigosh, I'm so far beyond appalled I can't even speak. I would be SUPER pissed!
    I would also talk to the ex and tell HIM oh hellz no, that they are NOT to go over there and that the two of you need to sit down and figure out some sort of a game plan b/c that Karen bitch is psycho.
    Money blows and regular daycare is hella expensive but perhaps y'all could come to some sort of temporary agreement until better arrangements are made, ya know?
    That SUCKS

  2. Do. Not. Quit. School.

    It seems like the logical thing, but it's not. It's ten times harder to go back to school if you quit. Don't. Do. It.

    Talk with your instructors and student services; post ads for maybe a babysitter to come to your house. There are lots of things you can do. But Do Not Quit School.

    Trust me, you will regret it if you do.

    It seems insurmountable right now, but it's not. Take a deep breath and get yourself back on track. You've been through too much shit to give up over something like this.

  3. I would be pissed too. I thank God every day for my sitter.

  4. Do not stop going to school! If you talk to your teacher or teachers, I am sure something can be worked out. Good luck finding a new sitter. Sorry the kids got lice. It's a pain......when my daughter were little we all got it except my husband. My then 5 year old brought it home from school and we were sharing the same brush. It's a pain!

  5. It sounds like to me that she found out that day that they had them probably from her and she wanted to get rid of them so she could blame it on yours next time and try and make you pay for the cleanup.

    BTW my kids have gotten lice at school several times - the best cure is mixing a half cup of veg oil and half cup of vinegar together and put it on their hair cover with saran wrap - wait 20 minutes - rinse out then use of those comb things - the oil suffocates the bugs the vinegar loosens the glue on the nits. The school nurse gave me this info and I can testify it works!!! I also bought this comb online called the Terminator because the combs that came with those kits sucked. Good luck. Lice are hard to get rid of - make sure you treat them again in 7 days.

    Here are some simple ways to get rid of the lice and their eggs, and help prevent a lice reinfestation:

    •Wash all bed linens and clothing that's been recently worn by anyone in your home who's infested in very hot water (130° Fahrenheit, 54.4° Celsius), then put them in the hot cycle of the dryer for at least 20 minutes.
    •Dry clean any clothing that isn't machine washable.
    •Have bed linens, clothing, and stuffed animals and plush toys that can't be washed dry-cleaned. Or, put them in airtight bags for 2 weeks.
    •Vacuum carpets and any upholstered furniture (in your home or car).
    •Soak hair-care items like combs, barrettes, hair ties or bands, headbands, and brushes in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for 1 hour. You can also wash them in hot water or just throw them away.
    Because lice are easily passed from person to person in the same house, bedmates and infested family members will also need treatment to prevent the lice from coming back.

  6. Holy crap. Do not give her a dollar, and if she says anything about it, you tell her about the freaking boots, do you here me!! I'll do it for you, if you want. And make sure you tell the ex that your kids got lice from that babysitter's house, so he won't take them back there on his days. Because that is most likely where they DID get the lice. Ugh, your poor children, having to deal with her.


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