The next few days rolled along like normal. Of course I knew that two hours after she exploded in my kitchen. She had posted that she wanted to hire a nanny to come to her house on care.com. So, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. In the meantime, I took the kids to the library and made them laugh and coaxed Zach into eating his lunch.
One morning out of the blue she asked me what I had been feeding her kids for breakfast. ‘A bowl of cereal and a banana and sometimes cinnamon raisin toast or oatmeal.'
So odd to ask that question NOW, right? After she had a fit in my kitchen over a simple misunderstanding, after I saw that she was looking to hire a nanny for in her house, after I had been taking great care of her kids for months? NOW she suddenly decides to investigate what I feed them?
She forgot to pay me that week. Families pay me using Quickpay. I gently reminded her late Sunday night. She apologized and texted that she would pay me and would also pay me in advance for the following week. I started to think that maybe she wasn’t going to jump ship.
I texted her back and said that seeing as I had seen her nanny posting on care.com the week before, this didn’t come as a surprise to me. Not to mention they just didn’t seem happy. She texted back, oh- it wasn’t a matter of being unhappy. That wasn’t the case. She knew about the promotion for a while and posted the job because she wanted to see what was out there. Bull shit.