Amanda - posted on 09/20/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Im a 30 year old stay at home mom of 3 Great kids. Last year I was given the opportunity to take on a friends infant son while she went back to work. It was great, I was still able to stay home and make a little money to help contribute to the household expenses. A couple of months later I took on another friends kid and things were going great. Last march I took on a third child and this one was not a friends child. He also was not like the other two. I love kids and I know how different each child is but this didnt feel right at all. He was not a happy kid. He would cry from the time mom left til she returned(of which was often a 10-12 hour day). He would be so upset he was shaking as if traumatized. I gave it a month and sat down with the parents to let them know I didnt know what was going on with him or if it was going to work out. They seemed to beg to give it more time and we even worked out a more full time schedule to see if his mood would change. But 6 months later, nothing has really changed. He just isnt happy here and its causing me to be anxious around him. I find I cant sleep the night before I watch him and all day Im on edge. I am not a confrontational person at all. The thought of having the conversation with his parents again makes my stomach turn. How do I tell them Their kid makes me crazy?