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Would you ever be able to forgive a babysitter for being careless with your kids?

Dave The Canuck 2012/05/08 01:33:11
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This question is inspired by an incident involving a babysitter my sister and I had when we were little. Our parents were at work and my mother had left a teenage girl (about 18 or so) to supervise us. She never showed up. The principal called our mother who called the sitter. Since that day, our mother was furious and never had this girl babysit ever again. The sitter apologized for the mistake, but our mother has never stopped viewing her as an irresponsible person.
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  • D.C.Verdone 2012/05/09 18:17:42
    No! Never!
    D.C.Verdone
    I meant to say yes as long as the children weren't harmed. Or put in harms way.
  • JustMe 2012/05/08 14:14:41
    Yes, eventually, if they are very sorry.
    JustMe
    It would depend on her reason, I understand that emergencies or things out of our control happen. The thing that would really upset me though would be if they didn't call to tell me something happened without a good reason. My parents were infamous for over reacting like that and holding a grudge also, I try to be more open-minded and understanding then them.
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/05/08 13:32:56
    Yes, but only if my children were not harmed.
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    If they had a really valid excuse and no-one was harmed. It would be irresponsible to just forget and she probably wouldn't have the opportunity to again.
  • Dagon 2012/05/08 13:02:23 (edited)
  • Betty 2012/05/08 12:50:33
    No! Never!
    Betty
    +1
    Depends on the circumstance
  • Mz Understood 2012/05/08 11:47:34
    Yes, but only if my children were not harmed.
    Mz Understood
    +1
    In a situation like yours, I don't know if I would use her again, though. But even that would depend on why she didn't show up. Did she just forget or was there a problem?
  • stevmackey 2012/05/08 10:29:29
    Yes, but only if my children were not harmed.
    stevmackey
    +1
    That is a big job that they do.
  • METALheadMom 2012/05/08 04:49:32
    Yes, eventually, if they are very sorry.
    METALheadMom
    That doesn't mean I would hire her again - I wouldn't. Your Mother is totally overreacting - and she still holds a grudge?? Wow.
  • sockpuppet 2012/05/08 04:46:14
    No! Never!
    sockpuppet
    +1
    There are a few jobs that MUST NOT be bungled-- babysitting is one of them.
  • XXrawwwrXX 2012/05/08 01:56:18
    Yes, but only if my children were not harmed.
    XXrawwwrXX
    well, accidents happen. i would forgive them if i hadnt had any serious problems with them.
  • Dave The Canuck 2012/05/08 01:43:39
    Yes, eventually, if they are very sorry.
    Dave The Canuck
    +1
    Well, everybody makes mistakes. It would be very hard if my children were harmed, but forgiving is the Christian thing to do. I wouldn't trust them with my kids anymore though.
  • CCRNRT 2012/05/08 01:37:14
    Yes, but only if my children were not harmed.
    CCRNRT
    But that really depends on the circumstances and if the child or children was hurt

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