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ucmike Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-05 01:08 PM
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6. my wife just called about something along these lines
Edited on Wed Dec-07-05 01:12 PM by ucmike
she's a nanny for a wealthy family. they're very uptight, corporate a-types who seem to have no problem putting job and career above their kids. (although they are somewhat prog politically) they have a suburban with car seats that my wife drives to pick up kids. today the suburban is in the shop so instead of picking them up she delivered a lunch to the youngest who is staying at school until dad picks them up in the repaired suburban because my wife doesn't have car seats.

anyway, about an hour ago my wife gets a call from the school asking when the truck will be repaired and the kid will be picked up? my wife related that the kids dad is handling all that and they'd have to get in touch with him.

the woman from the school says to my wife that its not necessary to bother the father, but if its going to be more than an hour maybe my wife could have the father call and speak to his daughter on the phone so he could reassure her that everything was alright and that she hadn't been abandoned. my wife, being concerned asks if the kid is okay. the school tells her everything is fine and the daughter hasn't said anything, but after an hour she might feel traumatized and hearing from dad that everything was fine would be very stabilizing and comforting and would reinforce that their family life was still in order....after an hour, at her school, with her regular teacher.

on edit: school is still in session. the kid is pre-k and does half days. i didn't want to give the impression that the kid is sitting in an empty school with a teacher who wants to go home. she is in an after care section that is not her usual schedule, but still the same faces/places.

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