Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers LondonBuki, this is my fifth Mummy Sunday post!!! I dedicate it to the better babysitters in the world… you make it possible for parents to go about their business with a settled mind.
A date with a dog
I was in such a rush yesterday that we actually got home before I discovered the huge dog bite on Overwhelmed’s younger sister Mk’s leg. They made me work overtime at the office, I had to go pick up some groceries for dinner, Overwhelmed from school, then Mk from her babysitter. What kind of mother am I not to have noticed it… I mean a huge dog bite My precious little 2 year old baby … What? When? Where? How?... Why?!?!
I mean how come the woman didn’t even tell me before I picked my baby up?! She thought I wouldn’t notice eventually? I only took Mk there because the woman was highly recommended… she was polish, middle aged and seemed caring and competent. Last month ago Mk dropped a hot iron on her foot when I just stepped into the room to grab something. I just couldn’t take the chance of anything happening to her… and now this!!! I’m completely frazzled… having to do a million things at the same time… where’s their father?! Nowhere to be found!... In
I’d heard babysitting horror stories but nothing compared to this one! I mean what on earth was the woman doing that this happened… where was she when a dog was eating the life out of my child?!
I called the woman and heard a stupid cock and bull story… it just wasn’t good enough… I mean the dog could’ve had rabies… my 9 months pregnancy for nothing… 2 years of breaking my back to provide for this child gone for nothing?! No… it just wasn’t good enough!
I reported it to child services and they launched an investigation. I HOPE NO ONE EVER GOES THROUGH THIS IN THEIR LIFE EVER… not even an enemies child … THIS POLISH WOMAN LEFT THE CHILDREN UNATTENDED SOMETIMES AND WENT OUT TO RUN A FEW ERRANDS… SHE LEFT MY OWN DAUGHTER AS WELL AS TENS OF OTHER CHILDREN UNDER THE CARE OF A GERMAN SHEPPARD DOG!!! YES… A DOG!!!... I WAS PAYING THIS WOMAN WITH MY SWEAT AND A DOG WAS TAKING CARE OF MY CHILD!!!
This wasn’t the first time she’d left little toddlers with a dog… It had happened on numerous occasions and we’d never known as she was always there when we came to pick our children up… my daughter could’ve been eaten to death by a dog and what would I have said?!
I almost fainted… apparently my daughter was walking away and the dog was trying to bring her to order being the ‘highly trained’ dog that it was… had been trying to bring her back to the others. She didn’t pay attention and it bit her to ‘make her stop’…. A DOG>>> MAKING MY DAUGHTER STOP IN HER BABY SITTERS HOUSE!!!
The case went to the British government. The only upside of the entire fiasco was that the government paid for my childrens’ daycare until the day they left
Things started looking up a little… Life might’ve been alright if we’d continued that way