Lady - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
I look after 2 other children a couple of times a week as well as my own 4. One of them goes to nursery with my 4 year old and they are great friends also it's a good way for me to make a little money. Last week their mum phoned me in the morning to say the older boy had cough and she didn't want him going to school with it so could I have them all day. My children had coughs too so I thought this would be fine. However the next day my 11month old started throwing up and having terrible nappies. The only people he'd had contact with were the family and these other two children. Then two days later my 4 year old started with the same simptoms. It's rather obvious that it wasn't a cough the child has but rather a sickness bug he has now past on.
My 11 month old has been quite ill as has my 4 year old my husband and now my 9 year old - I'm very cross that she lied to me about the illness because she knew if she told me the truth there's no way I would have put my family at risk. But obviously to her going to work was more important than the health of my children.
I don't know what to do - should I confront her - tell her I won't look after her kids any more - or just forget it as kids do pick up bugs anyway?
What would you do in this situation? The extra money does come in handy each week.