I get 2 elementary school age kids ready for school in the morning so their parents can leave for work. I came in one morning and the mom was on the floor, having what I later found out was a seizure. The dad had already left, and she wasn’t responding to me.
While I was on the phone with 911, I could hear the TV in the next room and figured the other kid was still sleeping. [The mom] started to come out of it and got up to continue making her lunch for work. I could hardly convince her to sit and I was scared she’d fall and I wouldn’t be able to catch her.
I sent the TV-watching kid upstairs with the dog just before the paramedics arrived.
I’m on the phone with the dad, neighbors are texting me if everything’s all right, the paramedics are asking me questions. They take her to the hospital and I talk to the kids and get them ready for school. They were totally okay — really, they missed the whole thing.
The school bus came, and I cried the whole way home! – adognamedpancake
Once I was babysitting two sisters— one was about 6 and the other was an infant. The 6-year-old was down the street at a birthday party and the baby and I were just chilling and watching TV.
The parents were off at a movie and about 30 minutes after they left there was a knock at the door. I got up and looked through the small window in the door to see this dude in a shirt with an “Xcel Energy” tag and a clipboard. He gives me this talk about checking a gas meter in the basement.
I had this instinctual gut feeling that something was wrong and tell him that ‘I’m the babysitter — give me a minute and I’ll call the parents to see if they forgot to tell me about an appointment.’
So I head to the kitchen to get the phone and call up the mom (I also checked to make sure the back door was locked). She starts freaking out and assures me that they didnt have an account with Xcel and tells me they’re leaving the theater immediately.
I go back to the door and explain that I wont be letting him in.
He starts getting pushy with me and telling me that its really important and is a safety issue. I didn’t see any Xcel Energy van or car on the street out front and am beginning to get nervous.
Luckily, the parents called a neighbor who showed up and demanded the guy leave the property. The guy ran off and walked around the corner so we didnt get a vehicle description but the police came and took my statement as soon as the parents got home. A few days later the parents were telling me that a similar guy had gone to a neighbors’ and tried to intimidate his way into her house. – Tinyassfeet