Seems the babysitter and the 13 yr old thought it would be a good prank to try to "scare" DH.. so they turned out the lights.. left the front door ajar and put DD in the dog's cage... with...
her mouth taped shut AND her feet and hands taped together.
He about hit the ROOF!
And I've been boiling MAD since walking in the house. The children have been scolded. DD was quick to jump ship and claim victim status.. but both were sent to bed early.
My main ire is reserved for the babysitter. We're gonna have a nice long conversation tomorrow about this. I can NOT believe this kid thought it was FUNNY. I seriously wanted to do some bodily harm when he told me about it.
AND then theres the addition of the "pie" fight they had in my kitchen (freshly swept and mopped-yesterday!) and there were graham cracker crumbs ALL over the gd place.
All I could get out civilly was WHAT ON EARTH WERE YOU THINKING???
Saw the kids tonight...all weepy...Lizzie is in a Christian home. I'm grateful for that. Foster dad liked the card, said I was the first birthparent to show gratitude, most are angry and hostile.
Lizzie is doing exceptionally well at her new school. She has grown, and has "Bieber Fever." she ids growing her bangs out, so that is why her hair is like that. Jory, too, is doing well, too, but then I talk to him on the phone daily.
Adrienne - that is so not cool to do. I would have flipped out. How old is the baby-sitter? totally unacceptable at any age but just wondering. I don't even have any words being on the outside of the situation, I can't then imagine coming home to that.
sigh.. yes. I have no other choice mid semester. She's 17 yrs old..hence the judgement issue. I'm going to let her know in no uncertain terms that if ANYTHING like this EVER happens again, we're done. DS is mostly responsible. The issue is that she can't control him. And that's a helluva issue.
But this is my last semester with a babysitter. Not that it makes me feel much better. I'm so angry right now it's just NOT good. Like I need ANY more stress right now.
The trouble is the DD will go along with anything if she's included. And DS will manipulate the heck out of the situation. I need a sitter with good judgement- and I think it all flew out the window this evening. I've got some really harsh words for the kid right now. Hopefully I'll be calm enough tomorrow. I've been texting back and forth with HER mother though..so she knows I am livid.