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katie 03:35 PM 01-19-2011
So, back last summer I took a friend's baby. Mistake. Pain and agony from the beginning. I knew I was in trouble the first week when she walked in the door on day 1 saying, "I forgot your money, I'll bring it tonight." Always late. Always with groceries in the car at the LATE pickup. Always forgetting to pay when there was a sick day or a holiday. ATM is always broken. Husband's check is always on hold. Blah blah blah blah. The baby is now 8 months. I've had him for 6 months. Agony. Cries with a whale that pierces the soul. Wants to be held, etc. He can only have organic everything. Last weekend, I had my dad in town. LATE. I called at 7pm. Where are you???? Oh I'm coming. (Lives 3 streets away) Now I get it. You were sitting at home all this time until you came late. Unfortunately we don't grow the backbone until it's too late. Of course, no pre set late fee, etc. The final straw? Came in on Tuesday night and gave me $15 dollars. Yep. You see it right. The atm was broken again. She works at the bank! Nice job. Hubby has nice job. That was it. I said "Your last day will be in 3 weeks." Now, I wish I had a camera. Her face. She comes in crying today at 2pm. She is picking up unannounced crying. She's having an anxiety attack. All the local daycares want $230 or $200 a week. I have been charging $125 and not getting paid correctly. Welcome sister to reality. It is now your problem not mine. I feel like a new person. Wanted to downsize anyway. Go use someone else! Thanks for the vent
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JenNJ 04:00 PM 01-19-2011
Good for you!!!!
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safechner 04:18 PM 01-19-2011
Yay! Good Job!
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missnikki 04:36 PM 01-19-2011
phew...you'll be a great advocate for the 'need a backbone' posts! Great job.
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momma2girls 04:37 PM 01-19-2011
WOW!! Some parents!!
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(it's Blackcat31) 05:19 PM 01-19-2011
Good for you for having the smarts (and backbone) to not feel bad for her since she didnt feel bad for you....ever!!
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kendallina 06:37 PM 01-19-2011
You absolutely did the right thing! Good job!
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laundrymom 06:52 PM 01-19-2011
Whoop hooooo!! Awesome backbone!!!
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Kaddidle Care 07:49 PM 01-19-2011
Well done. Don't worry about losing a friend. The way she treated you - she wasn't one.

You have much more patience than me.
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My4SunshineGirlsNY 08:01 PM 01-19-2011
Good girl!! You absolutely did the right thing. I wouldn't feel bad, we all need to make it in this world and $15 isn't going to cut it. Don't go back on your word, she'll just play you like a piano like she has been all along.
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countrymom 06:33 AM 01-20-2011
that is the best, some people need to wake up and smell the roses.
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jen 06:49 AM 01-20-2011
LOL! I probably would have started laughing. People are ridiculous! Good for you!
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alyssyn 06:51 AM 01-20-2011
Good for you!! Now maybe Mom can see what a jerk she has been!
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Childminder 07:01 AM 01-20-2011
You go girl!
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boysx5 07:03 AM 01-20-2011
good for you having a backbone is a good thing
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MommyMuffin 09:09 AM 01-20-2011
I am soooo proud of you!! She must not have been that great of a friend to treat you so rotten.
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Cat Herder 09:14 AM 01-20-2011
I would have loved to have seen that video on youtube.... or failblog!!
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javamama 09:39 AM 01-20-2011
Sweet goodness... yay you!!
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lil angels 10:16 AM 01-20-2011
WOW good for you I don't thinks I could have done it. When I started 10 yrs ago I have always told everyone no friends or family. I don't want to lose anyone because of that.
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misol 12:27 PM 01-20-2011
Provider - 1
Inconsiderate parent - 0
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