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To Be a DoorMat or Not to be a DoorMat...


Saturday, January 16, 2010


That is the question!!
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ADVENTUREGIRL04 1/17/2010 10:55AM

    I really commend you for your compassion, because in todays world there just simply isn't enough. I agree, this situation is a toughy, because there could be so many outcomes good and bad. If I was in this situation, I'm not sure what I would do. I think that maybe you should call her back and see what she has decided about the job. You can tell when a person has their priorities in the right place or not. Don't really mention the daycare idea again until you see what she does about the job, plus that will give you more time to decide if that is truly the right decision. If she gets the application and turns it in, that is a step in the right direction for 'Jackie'. I think that maybe instead of offering daycare right now, you could offer to teach her how to give the baby a bath, how to soothe him when he cries, how to hold the baby, maybe even allow her to come shadow you for a day at your own daycare. It may make her situation more real. Maybe then she will realize that she can't mooch off other people. I have heard that when people have a baby, it changes them for the better sometimes, so maybe once the birth comes around, she will be in a different place. I hope this helps some!! Good Luck and let us know what happens!

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BELLABLUE415 1/16/2010 11:13AM

  Jackie will find someone else to mooch off of, her parents, the system Let her get the aid, you will not get reimbursed. If you step down, her parents will step up. I completely agree with what you feel, but it is not your responsibility. This will only be the beginning. Think about it, if things get out of control, how much harder will it be then to cut the cord?

I also want to add, vicodin is addictive, so be careful, It is pretty apparent watching your video that you just took one. Stay away i from pain pills if you can, you should not be watching kids and taking them at the same time. Try tylenol

Feel better, don't be free daycare, let her find someone else ie; the system or parents. They can afford not to be paid back. It is not your responsibility.


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