Received Saturday, November 3, 2007
I just want to put the word out there. Thursday, 11/1/07, at almost 3pm, I was at Ross on Lincoln in Venice, when I encountered a nanny of infant twins with a 12/13 year old girl who seemed to be her daughter.
While I was looking through the rack, one of the infant twins was crying hysterically in a stroller. The nanny continued shopping, pointing out to the teen that a sweater was cute. She completely ignored the infant. Then she checked out at the register, still ignoring the infant, waited for the teen to pay for her items and then they left. The whole scene took about 25 minutes, all the time the infant cried hysterically and kicking his legs. The nanny never once picked him up to console him or even looked at him to make sure he was ok.
I am a nanny and a parent and I was completely mortified by the nanny's behavior. This infant clearly needed attention.
The nanny was was wearing a bright neon pink long sleeved shirt and jeans. She is Hispanic and spoke Spanish to the teen aged girl. The twins, one of which was a boy, were in a red Maclaren twin stroller and the twins seemed to me to be less than 2 months old. The infant crying still had more of an "infant" cry. I believe that the family must live with in walking distance, because they did not go to a car and walked out of the parking lot heading South on Lincoln.
The nanny has dark brown shoulder length hair. I'm not sure of height, maybe 5'4, 5'5. The 12/13 yr old girls with her had her hair in a pony tail and was wearing grey hoodie and knee length shorts.
If you know who the twins might be, please contact the parents and let them know.