Saturday

Salvation Army on Central Ave - Pawtucket, R.I.

bad nanny sighting I just need to post this. I was at the Salvation Army this morning on Central Ave. in Pawtucket around 10:15 - 10:35ish. Anyway as soon as I came in there was this lady with two young kids. A boy around 6 and a girl around 4. Really cute kids. She yelled at them the whole time. And I don't mean like she yelled because they were acting up, but for instance... she was trying to make them stand at the front of the store and not move while she went down the aisle to look. They did stay there and were really good but they giggled and were talking so she told them to shut up. "Didn't I tell you not to move!?" She then grabbed the girls arm and twisted it while pulling her down the aisle she was in and the little girl fell and she was like, "There how does that feel, I told you to stay still and keep your mouth shut!" Then for the next 15 min all she did was tell them to keep their mouths shut when they would ask her if she liked something, that she was busy, and needed them to leave her alone. "Shut up I don't like that." "Why can't you just be good and shut up?" It got worse as she just made these two children feel like they were useless pieces of crap. And they did nothing wrong but try to help her. Well within time a lady in the store finally spoke up, I wish I had the guts to do it. Come to find out she was just the babysitter of these children. What a shame, I feel bad for the kids and the mother for not knowing how rotten her children are being treated by someone she probably trusts to take care of them. The only good thing is that this lady isn't their mother. I really wish I knew who she was because how she emotionally and physically was treating these children was sad. And it isn't like she tried to talk to them and all. She was yelling nastily at them. I really wish I had only gone out and got her license or something. After the customer in the store stuck up for the children she promptly left. Hopefully after the incident she rethought what she did, but I doubt it since one of the employees was outside and the lady walked out saying how the other lady needed to mind her own business. If someone reads this and might know whose children they are, please let their mother know. The children looked like they might have a white mom and black dad or a white dad and black mom. They had a mixed skin tone and curly, brownish color hair. They were skinny kids, not overweight. And soo adorable. I just feel bad. This babysitter was really cruel and the sad part is, the mother probably doesn't even know. :(

13 comments:

Amazed Nanny said...

Oh those poor children..this sighting breaks my heart...no it shatters it.

This woman is SO mean...she needs to be fired immediately. Those two poor children should not have to endure another day of this abusive woman.

Good Job OP. I hope someone sees this, hopefully the parents or someone who knows them.

For the record, I have seen some weird nanny sightings on here...some that have not even sounded abusive or neglectful.

There is no question in my mind that this one is most definitely a very abusive situation.

Nanny who loves what she does said...

do she happen to pay with a credit card? Maybe the manager can give you the contact info and you can post this again. with her info.

Psyber Chica said...

Poor kids. Op, can you give a description of the sitter and more details about the kids, like what they were wearing?

cl said...

Just so you all know, this ad was posted in its entirety on the childcare section of Craigslist.org in Pawtucket.

http://providence.craigslist.org/kid/2484769723.html

world's best nanny said...

I am so tired of these crappy nannies that make us good nannies have to put up with things like nanny cams!

My MB would've fainted dead away if she knew her children were in a Salvation Army Thrift Store! Ha, ha!

Marypoppin'pills said...

A reader sent me this sighting through Meebo.

I only edited and cleaned it up slightly.

MissMannah said...

We need more details here. The parents aren't ever going to be able to identify their kids with as little description as this. OP, do you remember what they were wearing or what the babysitter looked like?

Goodwill Nanny said...

Hey I take offense..I buy fifty percent of my clothes and household stuff at thrift shops...they are the bomb. Where else can you get authentic/vintage stuff? LOL. ;)

world's best nanny said...

Hey! Goodwill Nanny!

Are you kidding? My whole life is about thrift stores, (do you have a Savers nearby? They are awesome!) and yard/garage sales! Retail is for suckers!! Ha, Ha! However my MB would vomit into her $400 Coach handbag before she bought anything from a thrift store!! Little does she know that the complete change of clothes I have in my car came from a thrift store! :~)

Goodwill Nanny said...

@World's Best Nanny: I have never heard of Savers in my area. We only have the standard Salvation Army and Goodwill, then a few little ones like Baras, etc.

Yes, if only my bosses knew that is where I get all the cute little clothes I wear to work every day. LOL. Even if I were making $40/Hour, I would still hit the thrift stores after work. :)

Phoenix said...

this lady is just nasty. It is one thing to ask a child to keep quiet when they are being loud and annoying but if they are being polite and trying to help! That is just insanity. I really hope these kids tell their mom how mean this lady is to them.

world's best nanny said...

To Goodwill Nanny and anyone else who wants to save a buck.

http://www.savers.com/Shopping.aspx

MissMannah said...

:( We don't have one within 50 miles of here, but it looks pretty cool.