Thursday

Kid City in Chicago, Il

Received Thursday, June 11, 2009
ISYN RANT Physical Description of Caregiver: African American, mid-late 20s, approx. size 16 pants, long black hair extensions pulled into a pony tail. She was wearing a pink sweatsuit that had Love Is written on the top. She had a black shirt under the sweatshirt and black socks on.

Physical Description of Child: White male, light brown hair, 3-4 years old. Was wearing white tee-shirt and blue sweats with 2003 down the left pant leg.

Venue: Kid City, Chicago near Grand and Ashland. Indoor play area.

Description of what I witnessed: When my little guy and I arrived I saw this nanny sprawled across a couch in the parent's sitting room. This building is set up with a large open room and then a smaller room separated by doors that is decorated like a living room. It works nice for nursing mothers, there are several couches, etc. At first I couldn't figure out which child this nanny was supervising because it was extremely busy; it wasn't until lunch time when I finally saw the nanny leave the couch in the separate room and come out to feed the little boy. While the little boy ate the nanny sat off to the side and continued studying from her Business Law book, she even told him to hurry up so she could go back to studying in the other room. Later after the nanny went to lie down on the couch for a phone/nap session the little boy roamed free unsupervised, the nanny couldn't even see him from where she was laying because as I've mentioned she was in a completely separate room. The boy was well behaved, but was angry and frustrated when he couldn't get into the bathroom by himself. The nanny never moved. She napped, studied, and talked on her phone. When I did see the interactions between nanny and child they seemd to have a good relationship, the boy was affectionate towards her. I debated whether or not to post this: no she wasn't abusive and the boy seemed to like her, but her complete disregard for supervision shocked me. She never got up to look out and see how he was doing, etc. I'm all for giving children freedom to roam on their own, but in public areas I think it's important to be within eye sight and available when needed.

13 comments:

MinuteMuggle said...

Bad nanny!!!!

Great post, OP! Hope the parents see what a freeloader their nanny is! Poor little guy. :(

Nanny Sarah said...

YEs, I agree with OP. Child should be free to roam free but with someone watching- Yes, great post

SAHM said...

Great Post!! That is scary that the nanny had no idea what the child was doing or if he was even still in the building. I hope the parents see this one!

WTF? said...

How do you know what size someone's pants are?

world's best nanny said...

Great siting! I got busted once for laying down, but I had severe stomach cramps.

Remind me to avoid pants that have the size stamped on them for all the world to see.

just an opinion said...

Great post. Her laying down, napping, talking on her cell, and studying all while being in a completely seperate room and unable to see the child is totally unacceptable! Hopefully the parents will see this!

On a side note, was it really necessary to mention her pant size?? How do you know she's a size 16. Even if she's a bad nanny or was having an off day there was no reason to bring up her pant size.

MinuteMuggle said...

OP said "roughly" size 16. I think it was ok to say that. It means she was large.

Marypoppin'pills said...

I agree, MM. It is important to note the description of a Nanny, and size is imperative.

long dong wong said...

Size is everything.

OP said...

I posted the approx. pant size for a few reasons:

1. It was a humor point in the post, I knew it would bring a little interest. Cue: Everybody chuckle.

2. I wanted to give some idea as to the nanny's size without using discriminatory words like fat, large, heavy, etc.

3. The pant size was based on my size compared to hers, we are both close I believe. But of course it is subjective rather than objective, which is why I said approximately. Though I worked retail for a while and I usually wasn't wrong in guessing, but I'm a fallible human. Don't shoot me.

glamnan said...

OP-

Not going to shot you! It was a good post. This nanny is a lazy ass. Sad..

JerseyxJacqui said...

Haha size 16 pants. Funny :-)

Size 9 said...

Nowadays, by the look of it, size 16 is probably a pretty average size in America.