Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Babysitting=Jail Time? WTF

I saw this on Facebook:

Searched it on YouTube (the audio is slightly off for this video, but it has the basic story):

And News Articles:

This is insane! Parents try to do the responsible thing in finding adequate supervision for their kids for a mere 45 minutes while they wait for the school bus. Friends helping friends. This woman is facing jail time because she is a GOOD parent?! There is definitely something wrong with this picture here. The Department of Human Services tells the parents to "get the kids an umbrella, and make them wait outside". Next thing you know the SAME person who called in about this "Illegal Daycare" will be calling in about child abuse and neglect, because the children are waiting outside unsupervised in the rain/sleet/snow/sun.

I WISH parents were this responsible in making sure their children are adequately taken care of when they get on and off the bus. CRAZY!


The Bus Driver


Ice Queen said...

This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Babysitting is now illegal. I wonder if they've figured out who called this in.

ChiTown Girl said...

I heard this story a couple of days ago, and was dumb-founded. WTF, for real!!