Beatrice - posted on 12/06/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have hired a woman to watch my kids (4mo twins and a 2.5 yo) in my house and have agreed to let her bring her own children (6mo and 3 yo). My babysitter is fabulous and does a great job with the babies. However, the toddlers are too much! They get into EVERYTHING and are super quick. My in-laws are also here while she watches the babies and they STILL get into everything. I think they are feeding off of each other. Today my babysitter broke down because she says her daughter is acting terribly. Her daughter has a speech delay and is receiving therapy. She was also potty trained and is now having frequent accidents. My in-laws say she is the one who gets into everything. I don't want my daughter to develop bad habits and my daughter loves the baby sitters daughter. I do, too - they are just great friends.
I need ideas - what should I do? I can't hire anyone else - I'm basically paying her what I earn, which isn't much.
The other day they went into my closet and took down all the empty hangers and threw them on the floor...do you know how hard it is to clean those up? They all hook onto the others! lol.
Any ideas welcome.