Thursday, October 8, 2009

Traumatized Child

I heard today that my baby sitter traumatized the big monkey's friend yesterday!

This little girl is the big monkey's best friend and spends a lot of time at our house. Normally she loves it and loves our baby sitter. Yesterday my husband picked them up from school and took both of my monkeys, and the friend, back to our house. He then went back to work.

In our house, we eat a European Supper. The main big meal is at about 3pm, when the monkeys get home from school. "Dinner" usually consists of cereal and milk, or something light. And my baby sitter is OLD SCHOOL. You will eat everything on your plate or she will feed it to you.

The friend is extremely picky. Our baby sitter made plain pasta with pieces of chicken, bell peppers and tomatoes (which is actually quite a plain meal in our house compared to the normal stuff we eat). This girl told her that she wasn't hungry. So what did our baby sitter do? She literally fed the friend with a spoon until she had eaten all but 3 bites.

When I found out I called my friend (her mom) and told that my baby sitter had literally force fed her child. She said "good" and we laughed about it. And thinking about it, it is pretty funny. But this poor child - she will probably be scared for life.

The moral of the story - don't mess with a European baby sitter!

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Oh, goodness I thought it was something mean. Like, giving her a timeout or snapping at her (lol) but you are right in today's world force feeding a kid is up there. I can't tell you how many times my Aunt or the neighbor's mom made me eat something I didn't want to and my mom didn't get an apology call (lol). I loved my aunt and I played at the neighbor's all the time. I missed the trauma, ha! ha!
It is just a different age and time, if you know what I mean.