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Aibu to think that if you have a baby sitter

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Cathycomehome Fri 19-Oct-12 22:55:31

Who specifically tells you that they can only do til half ten latest, and said baby sitter has a 14 week old baby at home with her partner, who is also looking after their 12 year old and his mate sleeping over, then you should bloody well rock up home at half past bloody ten and not still be out with no sign of return or phone call at five to bastard eleven?

And breathe.

AndFanjoWasHisNameO Fri 19-Oct-12 22:58:23

sad selfish fuckers. Don't help them out again

wonderstuff Fri 19-Oct-12 22:58:43

YANBU - do you have a mobile number?

JaneFonda Fri 19-Oct-12 23:01:00

Are you doing a friend a favour?

I think that not letting a babysitter know if you're going to be late is really not on - sometimes, it is unavoidable, but I would always try to inform them, pay them extra etc.

Although, I am sure your 12 year old and his friend won't be too much trouble, they will take care of themselves I'm sure!

I understand wanting to get back though, sorry that the people you're babysitting for haven't got in touch. sad

SamSmalaidh Fri 19-Oct-12 23:01:06

Get their kids up and take them back to yours!

Cathycomehome Fri 19-Oct-12 23:01:23

No, and I don't have the number of the house they've gone to although it's only down the road in the same village. This is the second time they've been late, although last time they didn't show back til bloody midnight, which is why I made it crystal clear half ten was my max. And these people are meant to be our FRIENDS.

thebody Fri 19-Oct-12 23:01:23

Well never do it again, that's not on, phone them and say you have to go so they bloody well need to get home.

If they normally nice though maybe they stuck for a taxi??

TheSkiingGardener Fri 19-Oct-12 23:03:01

Get the kids up and take them back to yours.

thebody Fri 19-Oct-12 23:03:24

To be honest you shouldn't be doing if without an emergency contact number for them in case something happened, kids ill or accident.

Cathycomehome Fri 19-Oct-12 23:04:09

Sorry, x posts. And I've got to walk home up a really scary unlit lane in the pissing rain to get home too. Why oh why was the phrase "benefit of the doubt" invented? Cos I won't be giving it to anyone ever again.

Cathycomehome Fri 19-Oct-12 23:06:28

I could easily get the number in an emergency, I thought they'd have left it but I've looked and they haven't, and to get it now I'd have to ring a mutual friend and it's a bit late for a non emergency.

imperialstateknickers Fri 19-Oct-12 23:06:32

are the pisstakers back yet OP?

Cathycomehome Fri 19-Oct-12 23:07:24

Nope. sad

JaneFonda Fri 19-Oct-12 23:07:34

Oh poor you! sad

Are they both drinking, or could one of them drive you home/could the DH walk you home?

It's horrid to be left waiting around, it really feels like you're being taken advantage of.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 19-Oct-12 23:07:51

Why on earth haven't you got contact numbers?!?! What the hell do they expect you to do an emergency happened? You may well end up having to write tonight off, but I would make it crystal clear before I left that I was extremely disappointed that they had taken advantage once again and that I would not be able to sit for them again. And that I was hurt that they thought so little of our friendship that they would do such a thing. But I'm still speechless you let them leave without knowing how to contact them.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 19-Oct-12 23:08:14

Cross posts

imperialstateknickers Fri 19-Oct-12 23:08:25

Are they paying you or is this a babysitting favour (affects nature of their punishment)?

Cathycomehome Fri 19-Oct-12 23:09:03

Favour.

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Fri 19-Oct-12 23:11:35

Very selfish of them especially as you have a little baby at home.

If I were you I'd call them and tell them you're phoning for a taxi, you need to get home to the baby.

Never babysit for them again.

Hope you get home safe.

KellyMarieTunstall Fri 19-Oct-12 23:12:04

I would go upstairs and be ready to wake the child/ren at the first sound of the front door opening.

They are taking the piss angry

Cathycomehome Fri 19-Oct-12 23:12:26

And my bloody iPads only got 8 per cent battery left and I don't know how to work their fucking telly.

ImagineJL Fri 19-Oct-12 23:13:24

Outrageous.

I would actually ring the mutual friend for the number, track them down and say that your DH couldn't settle your baby, crying for an hour, older kids likely to be woken by noise etc.

thebody Fri 19-Oct-12 23:13:50

Ring the mutual friend, it's fri and it IS an emergency as you need to go.

How bloody selfish, make the dad walk you home of course. Give them a bollocking and never do it again.

Rowanhart Fri 19-Oct-12 23:14:18

Shocking!

imperialstateknickers Fri 19-Oct-12 23:14:21

a) How old are their children? Are they asleep in bed or watching telly somewhere?
b)do you have any number at all to contact them with?

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