Originally Posted by my~hearts~light
I hate to say it but I do hate to see dirty kids. It's sad to me because I know how society views kids like that. And they can't do a thing to change their appearnace or families financial situation.
: Society needs to mind its own business. Ugh. This kind of ignorant judgement just flies all over me. Just because a kid is dirty on any given day tells you NOTHING about that kid, his family, or his financial situation.
I babysit for a 3 year old and his 20 month old brother (whose parents both enjoy very comfortable jobs at the top of the corporate ladder). Every morning I take them and my 2 year old to some out-of-the-house activity: library, Museum of Discovery, zoo, park, etc. I get to their house at 8:30, we have breakfast, then I mash a wash cloth over a few select body parts, try to find three pairs of shoes and socks that fit, change diapers, fill three sippy cups and a mug of coffee, grab some snacks, keys, oh yeah, and the kids. Naturally by this time someone has kicked off a shoe, lost a sippy cup and filled a diaper. It's a small miracle that we all make it anywhere, let alone make it there looking good.