I'm in a weird and difficult situation.
I've been babysitting regularly, for over a year, for a family's 2 and 4 yr old daughters. They are away for the week visiting family several states away, and I am housesitting for the week, taking care of their dog. Their 16 yr old daughter is home alone for the week, and the parents explicitly told me, more than once, that I am absolutely not responsible for her. In fact, me sleeping at their house was optional - all that they asked of me was that I come let their dog out 3 times a day. I've chosen to sleep there, though, just to make the early morning walks easier.
Last night when I arrived, the 16 yr old had 5 friends over for a pizza party (4 boys, 1 girl). She told me they were sleeping over. I told her no, they can't sleep over, and showed her the note her parents had written her that says please do not have friends over. I told her they could stay for 2 more hours then would have to leave. She reluctantly agreed, but protested that her parents would never have to know, if I just didn't tell them. I told her I didn't feel comfortable lying to her parents. At the 2 hour mark, she and her friends hadn't budged, and I had to remind her, and 15 mins later they left the house...then they all stayed in the kids' van in the driveway till nearly midnight.
I'm really pissed that this kid has put me in this horrible situation. And I don't know what to do. The parents told me she's not my responsibility, but... then whose IS she right now??
I just went over to the house to walk the dog one last time for the night, and gather my toothbrush and stuff, 'cause tonight I'm going to sleep at home. But when I got there, at quarter of 11 pm, she was alone with a boy in the basement, watching TV with all the lights off. AARGGHGHHHfdksahfjklh;
I reminded her that she's not supposed to have friends over, especially not so late at night. She was just all, "Yeah, yeah, okay, see you tomorrow!"
I'm back at my house now, and I REALLY don't want to spend the night there. I'm exhausted after a 40-hr week of babysitting and dogsitting, I hardly got any sleep last night due to supervising her stupid pizza party, and I need to be well-rested tonight because I'm climbing a MOUNTAIN tomorrow.
AND SHE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE MY RESPONSIBILITY!!!
I don't have the parents' phone number for where they're staying, and at this point, the only way to get it would be to ask the 16 yr old, and I doubt she'd give it to me. I have the mom's cell phone number, so I left her a voicemail, telling her that her daughter has had boys over 2 nights in a row and I've told her not to and she's not listening to me, because she knows I'm not responsible for her this week.
I don't know what I'm supposed to do here. I hate it that the parents are going to wake up to such a voicemail. I hate being a "tattletale" - this kid is gonna hate me. I'm just so angry at being stuck in this situation.
Advice on what else to do?? Am I being horribly irresponsible by not spending the night at that house tonight?! Honestly, I'm not sure it would even do any good if I were there. She could just stay in her room all night with this boy, and there's really nothing I can do - her parents are across the country and she knows I don't even have their phone number. The parents didn't give me any other emergency numbers.
I've been babysitting for kids ages 10 and under for 16 yrs, but with teenagers, I am totally at a loss. I'm in way over my head here.