So this morning I turned up at my CM to drop my son(5yrs) off. House in darkness. I continued hammering on the door and she appeared in her dressing gown. She's off work today. I forgot the letter she gave me in the summer, the monthly mention of her holidays in newsletters, the email and the text and the fact I have not paid her for today.
I cried I have a very important meeting to go to and she relented and took my son if I would allow him to go with her family to the local Christmas attraction at a cost of Â£10. I agreed. But when I got to work I realised I would have to also pay her fee for the day (Â£25). This will leave me short for my Christmas do. I rang and explained this and asked that she go another day. She was very cross and we exchanged words. She has asked me to collect my son asap and given me one month notice of termination of contract. WWYD???
Kathryn - you did absolutely the right thing in giving notice to this parent. Her behaviour was absolutely outrageous and disrespectful. You tried to help and agreed to take her child with you on your family day out, it yet again she took the piss and tried to get you to change your plans. Absoluteky ridiculous!
I would have been so grateful although husband or I would have sorted n been motified we forgot but would never have happened!!
Anyway she should have been so grateful n paid up front n for day out n given extras for treats for children n come back with some choc n wine for your kindness.you have done right thing n hopefully your kindness in the future won't be thrown back in your face.