Nellie - posted on 08/10/2011 ( 100 moms have responded )
My roommate/best friend offered to babysit for me when I went back to work. My daughter is almost 14months old. I kept asking her if she was sure she wanted to, I would pay her, but my daughter is extremely high demand, and she said that she was absolutely certain she could handle it. There have been times when she's promised to help me with something, then tells me she's just going to close her eyes for 10 minutes, she's not going to sleep. 10 minutes later, she's snoring away. When she was getting ready to babysit one morning, less then 15 minutes until I walked out the door, she crashed on the couch and "closed her eyes". Immediately I tapped her, and she spazzed out at me, saying I was over-reacting, and that she was just closing her eyes. I told her that I knew she had been up the night before until at least 3am, (I had gotten up to go to the washroom and she was just chillin playing games online) So I told her I knew she had been up, she was obviously tired and was starting to fall asleep on the job. And that I didn't believe that bulls*** about her "closing her eyes, because she had fallen asleep on me before. She quit on the spot, and continues to deny that she did anything wrong, and instead she insists that I'm the unreasonable one and I'm the one who over-reacted. Who's right? I just want to make sure that I didn't over-react. The way I see it, she needs to treat it like a real job, and not slacking off just because I'm her friend. She claims she'd never sleep on the job, but she also promised to help out several times and fell asleep then.