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|Sun, 11-01-2009 - 10:51am|
I have had 2 SA kids now for over a year. I have had a few issues with their mom, I think most of it is she is just clueless. For the most part, the family is nice, but she has made a few comments that have been pretty rude toward my DH and myself. I have had to remind her to pay me more than any of my other parents and late pick ups happen more with this family than any others. Also, they are my latest pick ups, usually 5:30-5:45, when my last before them is 5. I also have to take everyone out to get them off the bus at the end of the day.
Two weeks ago on a Friday, mom called me and told me that dad's schedule had changed effective that as of the next Monday he would be working days instead of nights and would be home before the school bus dropped off and if for some reason they were late they would have a neighbor get the kids for a few minutes. She said she planning on keeping the kids with me for the next two weeks and that was it. I told her that was actually a good thing because once we finally close on our house, we will be out of their school district so it works out for all involved.
I had planned on Oct. 30th being their last day. I had a drop in client who I haven't had room for a lot of the time due to these kids ready to start coming more for a little while before we move and was really looking forward to no more walks out to the bus stop and getting off every day by 5. Last weekend dc mom got sick with H1N1 and it was severe enough to be sent to the hospital by ambulance. Grandma took the kids for a week, but I was never told anything final, was still on call for care. Grandma said someone would call me and let me know what day they would be coming back, probably at least Friday. No one ever called and they never showed up, but I still considered last week to be their final week. I didn't bill them, they had paid a one week tuition deposit per child when they started. (I normally do 2 weeks, but because they were my neighbors and everything I did one week per child for them.) I did not receive any payment from them last Monday and applied the deposit to the last week.
Last night DH and I took DD trick or treating through the neighborhood. We went to their house. This was the first time in over a week I have talked to dc mom. She said she was feeling better and then said, "So are you ready to finally have my kids back on Monday?" Uh...... No. I said their two weeks notice was over as of the 30th from what she had said to me before. She said she still needs them to come. I told her I wasn't sure, that I have told other people they had to wait until November for that spot. I really don't want to take her kids any longer, but I feel bad because she was so sick.
How would you handle this?