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I am a jerk Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jul '13

I feel like a jerk. :( I was asked 3 weeks ago to watch kids this Friday and Saturday night. I said yes. Then on July 10th I got a text saying my sister in law is coming to town this weekend. I totally spaced the dates were the same until I got 2 texts today confirming the times.



I can't cancel 2 or 3 days before. One is for a wedding and one is for show tickets they bought because I said I could watch them that night. Either way I am a jerk. They are in town for 3 nights and I watch kids for 2 of them. :(



So I am a shitty sister in law or a flaky sitter (which is bad considering it is the only way I make extra money). :(

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
17th Jul '13

Can you find another sitter for the kid you were to watch? Maybe if you explain what happened and give them a reference to another person it will help smooth everything over.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Can you find another sitter for the kid you were to watch? Maybe if you explain what happened and give them a reference to another person it will help smooth everything over."</blockquote>




This!

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22179 posts
status 17th Jul '13

Can you see your sister in law during the day instead of the evening?

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Can you find another sitter for the kid you were to watch? Maybe if you explain what happened and give them a reference to another person it will help smooth everything over."</blockquote>



I don't know anyone else that is willing to watch the triplets (they are 4) and the 2 sets of brother (4 and 18 months, 3 and 16 months). :( I asked.

-BLT- Due May 20; 1 child; St Louis, Missouri 2572 posts
17th Jul '13

You gotta watch the kids. You already said you would.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" Can you see your sister in law during the day instead of the evening? "</blockquote>



I still am going to. But they wanted to go to dinner Friday and Saturday night. I won't be there.

Sugarhiccup LLC ; 5 kids; Lahaina, Hawaii 2842 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" Can you see your sister in law during the day instead of the evening? "</blockquote>




This?

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22179 posts
status 17th Jul '13
Quoting Mama Rice:" <blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" Can you find another sitter for the kid ... [snip!] ... that is willing to watch the triplets (they are 4) and the 2 sets of brother (4 and 18 months, 3 and 16 months). :( I asked."


You are watching 7 kids all under 5 by yourself? :shock: dear god, I could not handle that, lol.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22379 posts
17th Jul '13
Quoting Mama Rice:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" Can you see your sister in law during the ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> I still am going to. But they wanted to go to dinner Friday and Saturday night. I won't be there."


You could have a bbq one of those days

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" You are watching 7 kids all under 5 by yourself? :shock: dear god, I could not handle that, lol."</blockquote>



No LOL. The triplets on Friday and the 4 on Saturday. 2 days a week I have 6 under 5 by myself.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22179 posts
status 17th Jul '13
Quoting Mama Rice:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" You are watching 7 kids all under 5 by yourself? ... [snip!] ... that, lol."</blockquote> No LOL. The triplets on Friday and the 4 on Saturday. 2 days a week I have 6 under 5 by myself."


ahh, I see. I still couldn't do more than one and my own kid, lol. I'm not great with other peoples kids!

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" ahh, I see. I still couldn't do more than one and my own kid, lol. I'm not great with other peoples kids!"</blockquote>



I like other people's kids but I wish it was easier for me to say no. The hours are long and they pay doesn't match usually. :/

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
17th Jul '13

No they already bought tickets.....I would think your SIL would be more forgiving maybe?