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    • Ask her to pay for them -- Votes: 11
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HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11973 posts
14th Feb '13

I would just buy different shoes
I never buy my son shoes more than $20 because he outgrows them fast and they get dirty

Betty Sue. 1 child; Sicklerville, New Jersey 917 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chianna Rose.:</b>" its not a daycare, shes my friend and she ... [snip!] ... go with pen written all over his shoe ?"</blockquote> Is it own or pencil? Either way, magic erasers are pretty magic"


its pen, i tried to wipe it off - but nothing worked :( and magic erasers ? ahhh! i havent even thought about that! hopefully it works, because i really want to get his pictures taken. idk about anybody else, I just think that it would look pretty tacky to have pen on his shoes in professional pictures. Thats awkward, for me.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
14th Feb '13

I'm not sure if I would ask her to replace them, but if I were her I'd feel bad and replace them.



The next time you buy him nice shoes I would keep them for special occasions. We buy DS DCs because they fit his wide feet the best, but even if we bought him Walmart shoes I'd be annoyed if I picked him up from a babysitter with pen all over them.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
14th Feb '13

How old is he?

If I couldn't get the pen off, and he's not old enough that he could have said "Stop writing on my shoes" then I would probably express my extreme displeasure to the babysitter. I wouldn't ask for her to pay for them, but make it clear that it's not ok that it happened, that the shoes were expensive and that you trust her to make sure things like this aren't happening. If she's not watching him long enough that his shoes are covered in ink, you have to wonder what else he's getting into.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 24857 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" How old is he? If I couldn't get the pen off, and he's not old enough that he could have said "Stop ... [snip!] ... If she's not watching him long enough that his shoes are covered in ink, you have to wonder what else he's getting into."

THIS! I wouldn't be so worried about the shoes as I would knowing if my kid was being watched properly or not.



On a side note, don't get a kid expensive shoes and then send him to daycare in them. ALWAYS put Walmart shoes on for "play days". Keep the nice shoes for church or whatever else.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15185 posts
14th Feb '13

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