Received Thursday, May 1, 2008-Perspective & Opinion
I don't know how to feel about this. The family I'm with (been with them close to a year) has decided to use daycare come this fall. When I was hired they said they hated the idea of daycare, and of having their baby get sick all the time and them having to take more time off from work for it. Now they are saying they are worried he won't talk on time, and that he really should be around other kids. I wouldn't mind so much, except that the baby is not quite a year old and already I've taught him how to say "Ball" "Duck" "Dog" "Puppy" "Kitty" "Up" "Yes" "Down" "Out" and we are working on Frog. He can even identify each word with what it is (i.e he picks up the duck when you ask for it). I think he's doing really well, and was planning on so much more with him. He's a very smart boy, and I'm very proud of the progress we made. It looks like his parents don't feel the same way though, and want to put him in daycare. My question is, do I find a new job ASAP or try to line up something for the fall (even though they only want me to come one day a week in the summer, with the exception being around the time of their wedding). Oh I guess I should mention, she got mad when she heard that the neighbor was asking about my summer schedule, as she'd like me to watch her son one day a week in the summer and work with him on his vocabulary (as it's limited right now). She started saying things like "Don't let them take you away from us!" and was upset, but how is that fair when she's talking about getting rid of me come fall.