Received Monday, July 14, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
Help. This has been bothering me more and more. I was a nanny for about a year and a half for a very cool family. They treated me well and I was got very close to their children. After I left the job, I weekend babysitting for them for 2 Saturdays a month for a few months. Then my new job picked up. I still wanted to see the children so I would watch the boys here on Friday or Saturday nights or occasionally a Thursday. I live about 5 minutes away and the boys love to coming here. It's easier on me when they coming here and I still get paid. The problem. I have noticed more and more how intoxicated both parents appear to be when picking up the boys. As stated, I live only five minutes from them so by the time they pick the boys up, they only have five minutes to drive, but even so I don't think this good. I can't say anything to them. As far as I see my only choice is to say I will take care of them at their house or that I cant take care of them. I just don't want to be the sitter who hands the kids to two parents that have obviously been in drinking. They aren't stumbling, but the drink blows off both their mouths and their eyes are all red. These are nice people and entertaining clients is part of their jobs. I am not saying bad about them just about how to do this situation. Is there another solution not coming to my mind?