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FML - The follow-up

Today, I'm babysitting two 6 year old kids. One of them won't stop screaming, and the other kid found his mom's vibrator and won't stop playing spaceship with it. The parents will be home in an hour. FML

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I finally got the one screaming to calm down and go to sleep. I also got the vibrator away from the other kid by distracting him with my phone. Everything was good when the parents came home, until the kid told his mom about a cool "spaceship".
By moomanjohnny / Saturday 31 May 2014 06:40 / United States - Pleasanton
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  kingdomgirl94  |  18

No, it is OPs fault. I babysat for years and in that time saw kids of all ages and needs. For the kid with the vibrator, you take it away from them and all you have to say is that they can't touch it and make up a reason ( its broken and could give you a booboo, whatever) and find a real toy to replace it. The one who won't stop screaming, find out why they're screaming. If they just want mommy, then distract them either with toys or if they only care about mommy, then get them to help you to tidy up and repeat over and over that mommy will be so happy to see what a good job they did cleaning. There's a million things OP can do as a baby sitter to fix the situation, and so the fact that it sounds like they were waiting for the parents to get hone to end the chaos, makes this a YDI.

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  kingdomgirl94  |  18

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  kingdomgirl94  |  18

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  Nymeria_fml  |  18

Maybe it's because your explanation is not as logical as you claim it is? Even though your comment numbers are close, there's like an hour and a half of time between them. In any case... god, you worry about it way too much. Just let it go, it's just thumbs down.

By  Timpa70  |  23

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By  Calingaladha  |  38

It seems to me that you should probably take the vibrator away from the kid. You need to assert yourself, OP. These are school-aged kids, and they know how to behave. Don't do anything that could get you into trouble, but make it very clear that they need to behave. I do feel your pain. I've worked many a babysitting job, and did Childcare for ages. Good luck!

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