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Old 09-25-2006, 08:19 PM   #11
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Post an ad at your local schools too. Teachers are always looking for good childcare.

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Old 09-25-2006, 08:25 PM   #12
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I've checked craigslist (that is how I found this family) and there is nothing currently available. Only people posting that they are available. I will probably put up another ad there.

I will try babycenter and someone mentioned going to the local schools. I think I will definitely give that a try.

Thanks for the ideas ladies.

Yes, I agree that this probably never would have worked in the long run. I was getting weird vibes from the dad the whole time. I am just so used to open communication that I was truly shocked. There was no hint of anything wrong even when they dropped him off this morning. And if they were that worried why did they bring him here this morning anyway? Wouldn't they be putting their son in "danger" by leaving him in my care if everything was as bad as she said? It's just plain weird.

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I agree with those that said it probably wouldn't have worked out in the long run. . . Have you checked your local craigslist, or Babycenter's regional boards? There's always mamas looking for nannies/sitters on my region's boards for both sites.
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Old 09-25-2006, 11:42 PM   #13
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Oh.. That's too bad.

But you remember. This is how she feels.. If she doesn't want you watching her child, it's her problem. Not yours. You did nothing wrong, and don't question your parenting because someone saw something they didn't like.
My daughter has also been known to carry around Child proof bottles. lol I think it's great that she has a way of telling you when she's in pain! I still have to guess with miranda most of the time. lol

I wonder what else might of happened later on down the line. It's probably for the best that she decided to up and leave now. You sound like a great Caregiver. Don't let her make you wonder.

Good luck with finding other jobs down the line.
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:26 AM   #14
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Did you ever talk with the dad about his dimple? If so could that be part of it?
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Yes, I did talk to him about it and I was very polite and matter of fact about it. As we were going over the day I said, "I noticed while I was changing one of his poopy diapers that he has a small dimple, do I need to do anything special about keeping it clean?" and he seemed fine about it. He told me that they had it checked out and that it was nothing to worry about and that I didn't need to do anything special because they made sure to get it thoroughly cleaned during his bath every night.

I suppose it could have something to do with it but if that is the case that is just silly. It is something they should have brought to my attention anyway.

I think they had made up their mind about not using me anymore last week but needed time over the weekend and today to find a new caregiver. I am trying not to be offended but it is just really hard. They are going to stuff their little guy back into a childcare center and he is just not going to get the 1 on 1 that he needs right now. Even from knowing him only a week he does not have the type of personality that "thrives" in a large day care. Oh well, I did my best and I guess I'll just have to feel good about that.

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Old 09-26-2006, 12:45 AM   #16
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Twinmommy just posted she needs a nanny/dcp that will cd...go look! She's in WA
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:48 AM   #17
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Oh great I am a total dork then, my son actually walks around chewing on those damn things I normally try to give him the empty ones but sometimes we don't have them and he gets a bottle with it in it. I have always thought with all 3 of my kids that someone should make some sort of teething toy or object out of that stuff anyhow, my kids have loved to teeth on the medicine droppers from Safeway as well. Don't worry Mama your good hearted and just when we think things are going to fail isn't it true that no matter the situation it ALWAYS works out!
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:18 AM   #18
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Just another thought... I have worked in 4 daycares before and more than a few times, a parent would have a big problem when their child got too attached to one of us. I remember one incident in particular where a 2 y/o boy came to me instead of his mother at the end of the day. She nearly cried- I know she had a very hard time accepting her son's love for someone else. The Motrin thing seems a very lame excuse for something else.

I hope you find something else, mama
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