~I Try My Best~

Jacksonville, Florida
February 27, 2017 3:37pm CST
Hey everyone! Gosh it has been a busy kind of day. I got some of the kids school work ready for the week. I still have more to do but I kept having interruptions so I will do the rest of the week's work tomorrow. Right now I am babysitting 2 boys. They are 2 & 4 years old. Their very good boys! I had another client of mine that wanted me to babysit today but I had to tell her I couldn't. She asked me at 12:30pm if I could watch her boys at 3pm. I already made the commitment to watch these boys though at 10am. She said I shouldn't have assumed you could do it because usually I never say no to her. I don't think some people realize that I do have other kids I babysit for and I have my own family as well. I try my best for everyone though.
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@TRBRocks420 (77637)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Feb 17
You can't please everyone, she should have planned ahead of time.
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Feb 17
I bet next time she will.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@trbrocks420 Yes I agree. I felt bad but I cannot take on too many kids either.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
28 Feb 17
Agree
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
27 Feb 17
You can only do so much and they should understand that. It wasn't right of her to give you such short notice and just expect you to babysit for her.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@Happy2beme Yeah I was kind of surprised the way she just assumed I could do it.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
28 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies maybe she will think next time and give you more notice
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe I hope so.
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@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
27 Feb 17
Remember to take care of yourSELF first. Hugs.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Feb 17
@corallevang Thank you, I am trying to do that as well. =)
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• United States
27 Feb 17
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@kaka135 (14092)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 17
Yes, I agree with Coral, you will need to take good care of yourself, so you can be well to take care of others.
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@DianneN (78415)
• United States
27 Feb 17
She should have planned ahead. You have a full plate now!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@DianneN Yeah I definitely do. I dont mind babysitting for anyone but I do expect my time to be respected too.
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@DianneN (78415)
• United States
28 Feb 17
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• Pamplona, Spain
27 Feb 17
A bit short notice I would say and if it would have been me you said no to I would have understood too. DonĀ“t worry you will be able to do most of what you want.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@lovinangelsintead21 Yes it was definitely short notice. I hope I did not lose her as a client over it though.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies In a few days time she will have forgotten it for sure. She will be back as she is one of your Clients.
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• Peoria, Arizona
27 Feb 17
Well, at least she knows now that she should probably ask a good enough time before anything. You are not a day care, just one lovely hard working person.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@Desirousdreamer I hope so. Thank you, I try really hard to make everyone happy that I babysit for.
• Peoria, Arizona
2 Mar 17
@LovingMyBabies You do the best you can! You are only one person and you are amazing at what you do!
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
27 Feb 17
Her own fault for assuming.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@marlina Yeah I agree.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
28 Feb 17
You can watch so many kids your own and other people's kids.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@workathomefan Yeah I never want to say yes to more than I can do.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
28 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies You are such a hard worker.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@workathomefan Thank you! =)
28 Feb 17
How many kids do you have ? I just know the one you recently gave birth to ,I guess Josiah.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@destinykst I have 5 of my own children. =)
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1 Mar 17
@LovingMyBabies Really, You have maintained yourself very nicely no one can say that you are mom of 5 kids.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Mar 17
@destinykst Well thank you. =)
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@Tina30219 (34232)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Mar 17
Right people can't just think you are wonderwoman and can take on a ton of kids you just had a baby plus have your other kids as well.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Mar 17
@Tina30219 Yeah I have a lot going on so she should know to call ahead of time.
@Tina30219 (34232)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Mar 17
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Feb 17
It can be hard sometimes. As much as we might want to help others and can do it sometimes, we can't always do unfortunately. You do have other things to consider as well. Like you said, you have your own kids and other clients as well. Such is life sometimes. All you can do is do your best.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@dodo19 Yeah sometimes I just have to say no-whether I want to or not. This was one of those times.
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@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies Yup. There are always going to be times when we have to say no. Such is life.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
28 Feb 17
You cannot assist everyone, you do your best and people should not be rude and think that everything is granted to them.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Yeah I try for everyone to be available when they need me but at times I do get too full and I have to say no.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
1 Mar 17
@LovingMyBabies People should understand that we have priorities.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
28 Feb 17
Thats tough. Ive been in the same spot before with all my feiends asking me to babysit at the same time of having my little cousins here for days.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@Courtlynn Yeah some people seem to think I'm super woman! Lol.
@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
28 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies exactly! Hope all is well today
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@kaka135 (14092)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 17
I think you are doing really GREAT!! I always find it hard to find time for myself and everyone else, especially when I have a baby at home, and most of the time I will need to carry or nurse my baby. I know you have more kids, and you have a baby as well, you are homeschooling and you are also babysitting other kids!! I am sure you are already doing your very BEST.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Mar 17
@kaka135 Thank you! I do have a lot going on but I try my best for everyone that needs me. Some people just don't understand that I guess.
@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 17
I can't imagine taking care of more children as well as your own 5. You must be very patient.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@jabouk Thank you, I really love what I do. =)
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@hostessman (9449)
• Tucson, Arizona
28 Feb 17
you can only do so much.. you have to take good care of the ones you have
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@hostessman Yeah I'm only one person so I want to make sure I can handle how many little ones I take on.
@snowy22315 (47262)
• United States
28 Feb 17
you have your hands full for sure.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@snowy22315 Yes I do!
@Tampa_girl7 (25699)
• United States
28 Feb 17
Your best is all that you can do
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@Tampa_girl7 That's very true. =)
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
28 Feb 17
Personally some people like me wonder how you can do all of this. But you were smart in saying No and I think she will understand.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@KrauseHome Taking care of children has never been tough to me. I love babysitting, always have and being a mom comes naturally as well to me. =) I don't sweat the small things when it comes to kids, I allow them to play and be children. I don't sweat the small stuff when it comes to making my home spotless-if there's toys on the floor I don't freak out. I make sure my home is decent but I'm not a neat freak. That's how I do it.
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Feb 17
You seem to be in high demand and that is a good thing. You must be great with kids!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Yes I have been lately and it is a good feeling to know others like and trust me with their little ones. =)
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