I watch my neighbors kids. In September we discussed bab's due date, and I told her baby was due November and I'd want that month off, and go from there. Depending on exactly when the baby arrived, and how my recovery was going. That was cool.
Oct 30 she tells me she's bringing me her schedule for November. I told her that i was on a induction waiting list(long story). She calls me on the 4th in the morning to see if i'll watch the kids. I told her, i could that day, but as of the next day I was waiting for induction, plus I'd had 18 hours false labor already. She'd have to make arrangements. Ends up I fall down the stairs, have limited mobility due to twisted ankle and am progressing through the steps to go into labor. She asks ds today if I had teh baby. He said not yet. She calls tonight and wants me to take her kids tomorrow! I told her that I couldn't, I'm on call, for either the induction OR labor. WHAT ISN'T SHE GETTING?? Oh and to top it off, she cancelled Tuesday on me anyway. She does it ALL THE TIME. And she won't pay for those days.
She's upset with me now. I told her MONTHS ago I'd be taking this time off. I'm stressed. In the morning I'm calling her and being very blunt. That I will not be watching her kids til further notice. I want time to bond and form some kind of pattern as we merge this baby into our family, to recover from the birth. I get this sick feeling she expects me to watch her kids the day I get home from the hospital. And truthfully, I don't want to watch her kids anymore. I'll take 2 full time kids that hte families actually PAY me.
I'm so frustrated, i want to cry. I don't need this. I like her, but she's being STUPID.
How can I get through to her???