While I was sitting there reading the picked out books to my charge, a little girl who was maybe 2.5 came and sat very close to us, She put her hand on my thigh and really leaned in to me. I let her sit next to me but carved some appropriate space between herself and the stranger. I noticed right away when she came to sit down that she was very congested. I tried to focus on reading the story but was watching her for sneezing and where she put her hands and watching her very clogged nose.
After I finished reading three stories, we still saw no one approach or even look in on this girl. I wasn't sure what to do. I told my charge, "now do you want to go pick out your book" and the little girl said, "I want to go pick out a book". My charge was excited and flew to the section with the plane books and I had to follow him. Meanwhile the little girl grabbed my hand. At this point, I am just catching up to my child, my responsibility. When I got to my charge I let her hand go (it wasn't easy). I then bent down to look at the books with my charge. When I did this, I went down on one knee. The girl hopped up on my extended leg. By this point, atleast 10 solid minutes had passed.
Just as that happened, I was about to fall off balance because I wasn't expecting anyone to sit on that leg. She was about to slide off the back of my leg and I reached up to stop her. Just at that exact moment, because that's how my life goes, her nanny comes around the corner. Looks at me. Looks at us bent down in what must have looked like a hidden posture and saw my hand very basically near her backside and she said, "WHAT THE FUCK". I continued steadying the girl and helped her off my leg and I was shocked. I didn't have time to think of what to say because this nanny went on with her. "What the fuck are you doing with this child. Who are you? Do you know this child?" It went downhill from there. I stood up, picked my charge up at the same time and hoisted him on my hip for protection because he was covering his ears to block her out. She looked at me and my charge and said, "Who he? Is this your boy, hey, is this your mom?". This made me charge burst into tears and start crying, "I want my mommy, I want my mommy". She tried to stop me from leaving the children's area, which I did leave, and left the book there, which my charge then stopped screaming from. She asked me "Are you abducting that child? I am going to ask you one more time, are you abducting that child?" I told her she needed to calm down and watch her language because she was scaring all the children. With that, she whips out her phone and says, "its about time to get the police involved". I kept walking. She started to follow me but her charge burst into hysterical crying and she had to bend down and comfort her. She told me, "Dont you dare leave this store" and "Girl I will
follow you to the street" and "Don't make me get rough".
As I am walking away from her, trying to sooth my charge who is now crying for his book, I'm looking at the other shoppers. They look at me like I must have done something to have this woman so outraged. I couldn't get out of the store fast enough. I was shaking and about to burst into tears myself. I went in a deli, got some tea and then took a cab to another bookstore where we picked out another book. This time, we were in and out.
So, how does a nanny leave a child for over ten minutes and then come and yell at anyone who is providing the child attention? I was about to wipe her snotty nose, for no other reason that I was afraid that she was going to get snot on my leg. She sat next to me, tried to hug on me while i was reading, grabbed my hand and even hugged my leg at one point. The whole time I was looking around for where her mom or nanny was. I did nothing wrong but this horrible, lazy nanny humiliates me and makes me look like a fool and terrorizes my charge.
When my boss got home, I told her the whole thing and my voice was still shaky. I am so glad that there are security cameras in most places. If you have 2 1/2yr old-3 year old, white orbi racial/asian child with dark hair and brown eyes who was wearing a blue striped sundress on 7/9/2015 at 3:20 and was at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on with your Black American nanny wearing a short sleeved denim shirt, denim jeans and gold flip flops, you need to assess your childcare arrangement. I would never hurt a child, but that child was alone for so long, that someone could have left with her or taken her to the bathroom or who knows what. I think the nanny knew that and she was deflecting. I'm, wondering if she went home to you and told you a story that painted her like a hero?
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