This isn't junk food
MrHamstar · 05/09/2015 12:08
About 10.30 Thursday night my Dsis asked me to babysit 3DNs who are under the age of 4. She said she had to work, usually she only works Monday to Wednesday with the kids at the CM. So I said yes. I needed to call my boss Friday morning to get emergency annual leave.
She dropped them off at 7.30am and said they needed breakfast. I don't have kids and as it was short notice I didn't have time to go buy specific food for the kids I fed them what I had in. So this is what they had:
Breakfast - toast, cornflakes, banana, milk
Snack - chopped apple, plain yogurt
Lunch - wholemeal bread beans on toast, carrot sticks on the side, handful of raisins
Snack - carrot + celery sticks, hummus
Dinner - homemade pizza using shop bought wholemeal bases, tomato, vegetables, chicken, cheese, bowl of frozen yogurt.
My Dsis picked up the kids at 6.30pm. Everything seemed fine. I got a text from her saying I was a shit auntie, I fed the kids shit junk food all day, that she won't be letting me babysit again etc. I tried to call her be she won't answer.
I don't have kids and I couldnt get to the shops (no car seats, its a good 30 minute walk) so i think what I gave the kids was decent. I ate it too. Sure beans on toast isn't great but its not shit ffs. Is it? Was I unreasonable? TIA
DoreenLethal · 05/09/2015 12:11
You took emergency leave so that she could work, and she repays you by telling you that you can't have them again?
I think I'd have told her to fuck right off to be honest. That food is not junk at all as you know - and she is extremely rude for her attitude.
confusedalways · 05/09/2015 12:14
Obviously that's all healthy stuff, but I bet the kids were asked and said they had beans on toast for lunch and pizza and ice cream for dinner. Which doesn't sound as good that way. If you get a chance to explain what they actually had I'm sure she'd understand.
fabuLou · 05/09/2015 12:22
I think what you fed them is irrelevant. You took a day off work so the moo could work, you looked after 3 very small children, she should be v grateful. Here have these My 4 will be over in half an hour, feed them what you like and stick in front of the tv, Ta. Tell ds everyones fed no one dead.
NotMeNotYouNotAnyone · 05/09/2015 12:25
Even if you had just given them junk, you were doing her a favour!
Have you sent her the breakdown? The kids probably just said pizza. I wouldn't normal send a list of what is fed kids but she's the one making it an issue not you.
I take brownies on pack holiday and they get far less healthy food! And the parents send them with bags of sweets and other junk too.
Sighing · 05/09/2015 12:35
Don't bother pointing out to her that the food was a reasonable mix (especially at short notice).
Tell her you're not a shit auntie. The children were safe, fed and happy ALL day, despite arriving unfed and without food. As she clearly was unimpressed you wont be expecting her to ask you to take leave from work again. Should you do that. Invoice her, per hour, per child. I really can't believe a parent could be so slack as to dump their kids on someone, for free making them take time off work. The situation was not an emergency, was it? She chose to go to work to presumably further her own career. Why not their dad? Why all day? Ludicrous.
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