A few months ago, a father and his wife decided to hire an 18-year-old girl, Adeline, to babysit their four children.
They have a 7 year old daughter, a 5 year old son, a 2 year old daughter and an 8 month old baby. Adeline is wonderful with their children, and this dad knows it.
He also knows that she is pretty much the “only babysitter” capable of taking care of “so many young children”.
Although Adeline is adorable, this dad has really had problems with her in recent months. The first problem he had with Adeline is that she is usually 5 minutes late when she comes to babysit for him and his wife, which really pisses him off.
The second problem he had was that he expected Adeline to be his personal maid for his children.
“She never cleans up in the playroom because she claims it’s always messy and she doesn’t know where anything goes, and will only clean up what she did with the kids” , he explained.
“For example, Adeline did an art project with my 3 older children and cleaned the counters and floor after that art project, but she didn’t pick up toys that were in the living room or do the dishes.”
I mean, it’s pretty legitimate to expect your babysitter to also pick up your whole house and do the dishes, but let’s move on to his third problem with Adeline.
“Another issue is that her outfits can be a little inappropriate for such young children (cropped tops, shorts/skirts/dresses that are a little too short, low-cut shirts, etc.),” he said.