swellmomma Posted August 13, 2012 Share Posted August 13, 2012 It is 8 am Monday morning which is bad enough but I have to get these 3 gripes off my chest before I start our first day of school with the younger 2. 1. I only got 1 hour of sleep and am now miserable and grumpy. 'nough said on that one. 2. Our phone line has been dead since we got home from camp on Friday. Phone company says line is being repaired and will be fixed "soon" sure it will. I have messages I can not retrieve, important calls to make today and no means of calling for help in an emergency. No options to switch companies either since this is small town idiocy. 3. Daycare family returned today. I had my week long vacation last week to go to bible camp. I gave them 1 month notice of taking that week off. Today they were complaining that I didn't give them enough notice to book that week off themselves, so the girl had to go to her gramma's for the week and it was too long. It wasn't even a full week she went to her gramma's, she went Monday at bedtime and was home by 4 pm Friday. 1 month is ample notice imo. None of my kids like the child, which is tough but we make it work because I need the income. This family will often call me 5 minutes before designated pick up time to announce (not ask mind you) that they are showing up late to get the child because they want to go grocery shopping etc, meaning they show up at times an hour late to get her. Meaning she is here for 12 hours those days. They also will call me 5 minutes before they are supposed to be here in the morning to say she is not coming, meaning I am out of bed and such for no reason (I get up at 545 when she is coming here). I charge next to nothing and do not charge for days I am away like last week. It is so frustrating. They have also been demanding I get a new cell phone because they prefer to text me to pass on a message than to actually dial my number and tell me. I can't afford a cell phone, which is why we don't have one at this time. Seriously, it is driving me insane. I must watch this child or we don't have enough income to get by, but it is starting to become a bigger headache than a help. Oh and the mom is ticked that I will not watch her daughter on Wednesday when I go for my ultrasound to check for tumors. Seriously??? It's bad enough I have to take my own kids, I am not willing to take a disobedient 2 yr old with me. If she complains about that 1 more time I am going to fire them. They leave the girl with me even when they have a day off work so they can run errands, or go to the dr etc on their own. Yet I take all the kids including their's with me when I have been to my other dr's appts, blood work, errands etc. It was great fun having the 2 yr old interrupt constantly while the dr told me she thought I had a tumor. Okay gripes done. Time to feed the younger 2 and get ready to start our school day. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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