09 March, 2011
What do parents want to hear at the end of the day?
I have to start off by saying I LOVE my current job very much... I work for a single Mom that is the most genuine and thoughtful person I have ever met!!! I take care of a 7 month old and the baby is challenging to say the least. The baby had extreme colic and still to this day cries most days for very long periods of time. The baby has a lot of trouble with sleep habits and I spend hours of my 10 hour day just trying to get the baby to sleep. My question for parents that read this site is, would you want to hear that your child has had a "hard" day? I am tired of telling the babies Mom that the baby had a "hard morning" or a "hard afternoon". She knows the baby is "difficult"... we have had many conversations about it. So I am wondering if you think I should spare her the "bad" report everyday and try to make light of it? I am sure one day soon the baby will grow out of the crying but I hate the look on the Moms face when I say he cried for two hours before he finally fell asleep! I know she loves me and she knows I do everything in my power to help and I do not feel like she thinks it is something I am doing wrong... But, HELP! Any advice would be much appreciated!!!
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