By little_star78 - United States - Bloomfield Hills
Today, I tried to put the little girl I babysit in timeout for lying to me. I was about to sit her down when she made a mad dash for the basement stairs, slipped on the wood floor, and fell down them. She told her parents and everyone at the ER that I had thrown her down the stairs. FML
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By  tranced_  |  44

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  tranced_  |  44

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  euphoricness  |  28

Uhm yeah, 23, you have to give some sort of discipline, otherwise the children will continue to do what they want because they will not see why what they are doing is wrong.

And lying is wrong - not that none of us have never done it! Hehehe

  SrakaSrakasta  |  20

Little cunts. Contrary to popular belief, children can be cunts too. Where do you think all the grown-up cunts come from? Do you think they suddenly become like that when they grow up?

  klorehore  |  24

@51 kids normally starts developing empathy around the age of 4-5. Something sounds very wrong with this child. Perhaps she's spoiled rotten and therefore can't handle being told no.

By  MrManManMan  |  7

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  MrManManMan  |  7

I didnt go wrong in my reasoning. It was sarcasm. I felt like I needed more people to tell me how wrong I was on the Internet so I made an attempt at being up voted and because of my lack of commenting experience I was down voted.

  BubbleGrunge  |  18

I've been watching the same little girl for over four years now, as her nanny. She's a liar (she gets it from her mother) and I can't tell you how many times I've had to defend myself against some lie the kid comes up with. It never amounts to anything, but annoyance on my part and an eye roll from the mother, but it is disheartening having your reputation almost slandered from some little brat. And I say brat with the utmost of love.

  little_star78  |  13

The parents know their kid has been going through a lying phase…I don't have a job anymore and had to go give a statement…not really sure what's going to happen


If they knew she had a habit of lying, you shouldn't have been left on your own with her. You don't need an especially vivid imagination to figure out the kind of trouble a child who can't be trusted at all could cause, especially when her young age means that getting solid evidence is near impossible. Dealing with that kind of behaviour is her parents' job - not the babysitter's. And making you the scapegoat achieves nothing - even if they didn't give a damn about your wellbeing and reputation, they should at least want to know that they can trust their own daughter to tell them if she's in real danger.

"It's just a phase" is no excuse - her school / nursery / kindergarten certainly won't thank the parents for sending them a child who is likely to cost staff members their jobs because she's figured out that getting the grown-ups into trouble means that she gets her own way. And who's to say that she doesn't get her own parents into trouble with the authorities the next time she does something stupid and hurts herself?

  noonenoeone  |  22

Now it's time for op to do the same! If op gets out of the situation and is allowed to babysit again, just lie to the parents so the little brat is permanently grounded till she's 18.