Sunday, November 1, 2009

Now That Was Interesting

On top of everything else... birthday... family staying over... Halloween...

last night I agreed to babysit the little baby so his mother could go out.

He came over at 9 PM and was supposed to stay until 12 AM. I know a lot of you would not do that... but... what the heck I knew I'd be up anyway. Well, she called at 12 and asked if he could stay the night and if she could get him in the morning. I agreed to that too. If you are calling to ask that... I figure that is what is best for the baby. I don't want her driving, driving with him, or even taking care of him if she's wasted.

Well... long story short I got NO sleep. I slept on the couch with him in and out of his carseat trying to rock it with one hand like a cradle and wishing there was a way I could sleep while doing so.

There wasn't.

I'm freaking exhausted.

She better pay me extra.

16 comments:

Me, Only Better said...

Awwww. Poor you. That was kind of you, but sometimes being kind bites us in the ass big time! I hope there is a sunday afternoon nap in your future!

katieo said...

oh the worst!

I can totally empathize on the no sleep. (Like NEVER even closed my eyes)

Hopefully with extra people around you can squeeze in a nap (?). Good luck. :(

Marie said...

That stinks. I hope the baby is home now and you are napping with a big wad o money...cause babysitting, OVERNIGHT, with little notice (and none for the overnight), on a holiday has GOT to count for something!! If not, next time he comes over accidently put that stinky diaper back in the diaper bag.... :)

G in Berlin said...

I am dying to know what you charged for an overnight? I have never done it because I just can't get my impoverished soul into paying 10Euros an hour for a babysitter to watch my guys sleep. And they do.

Torey said...

WHAT?!?!? I'm SHOCKED!!!! I would NEVER EVER EVER do this to someone.

Who let's their BABY stay overnight at someone's (a non-relative) house?!?! WITHOUT NOTICE none the less!?!?!

I'm speechless.

angie said...

Wow. That's really odd. Though I agree, I am guessing they were in no condition to drive. I can barely imagine leaving my kids overnight with a non-relative, much less just on the spur of the moment. You are a good woman...

Mrs. Smitty said...

I can't imagine calling at midnight and asking a sitter to keep my kid overnight! Although if I were the sitter, I wouldn't say no either, as you said, there is probably a reason she was asking and not a very responsible one. I hope she paid you REALLY well, like new outfit well =)

Mrs Furious said...

Okay she didn't pay me (yet) she forgot her checkbook. I'm watching him tomorrow so we'll see. I usually get 7/hour from her. I made it clear he was up all night and she did feel really bad about that. I'm hoping she gives me $100. Technically she owes me $84.

She also still smelled of alcohol (like her skin... not breath) this morning. So she would have been in NO condition to care for him last night.
He is an infant. He requires night care. I felt bad for him last night too because he is actually a pretty easy going baby but once he woke up he was so over stimulated being here and not at his own house/bed that I could not get him back to sleep for hours. I'm like a zombie today.

Mrs Furious said...

OH and if I ever do something like this again... I would straight up say overnights are $120. Because, as we all know, when shit goes wrong... it is ALWAYS in the middle of the night.

swienick said...
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sara said...

I don't want to judge that woman's mothering skills...

But I can't help it!!!

Mrs. Furious, you are doing a mitzvah (Jewish word for good-deed) by taking care of this baby!!!

By the way, I think overnight should be considered for overtime pay. My employer pays time and a half for overtime. If you go by my employer's policy, this means you should get 126.00 for just the night!!! You should go corporate on her butt :)

-SawSaw

Torey said...

I'm still thinking about how crazy a situation that was. . .

How old is he?

Gup has spent 1 night away from us, and that was when I was in the hospital having Beta. Other than that, he's always had either me or N with him at night. . . and he's 2.5 and sleeps (or used to)

I guess part of it is that I breastfeed. . .no way could my INFANT be away from me overnight. . .

inkelywinkely said...

been there, done that. It sucks. I hope better things come for you.

julie said...

I'm with the others on this. I am shocked this mother would do this. I guess at least she knew she was in no condition to care for her child.

I thought it was strange she was bringing the child over at 9:00 PM to start her evening. What is she in college?!

Poor baby. Poor Mrs F.

Also, what the heck else are you going to say to her? Um, no, drunk lady, you have to come and get our baby now. I find that really inconsiderate of her. I hope she apologizes.

Mrs Furious said...

Yeah it's safe to say she's not "responsible" in general. She's nice and she does mean well but she is a young single mom... who is a young single mom due to some bad choices involving a guy who was "what can I say?... he was hot" (literally what she told me about the father). She was in the Navy up until she had her baby. Now she's out and you can tell there is a serious adjustment for her in living a normal non-Navy life.

Amy said...

Who are you? Superwoman? I swear! Forever in awe of you. Have a fabulous weekend at the beach. And I hope that your full night of sleep comes soon. My fingers are crossed that you don't get pregnant again soon...that is, unless you want to :)

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