BioParents With Delusions of Grandeur.....No I Will Not Take Care Of Your Kid While You Work
One of the reasons I am never step-parenting again is because the bio parents (the ones in my experience) have out of this world expectations due to entitlement and delusions of grandeur.
One time, I was sick with Covid and not even past day 5 (when the cdc recommends you can return to work, public with mask, almost normal), the disneyland dad blew up my phone (should have ignored but I thought he was dying or something) and asks if his kids can come over (he's still at work) to our house.
His scheduling capabilites are extremely lacking in proficiency, and asks me a mere 2 hours before he expects his ex-wife to pawn them off on me, swears they will behave like normal kids, not get in my face to risk catching illness. After all the pressure, I didn't have the energy to protest, so I foolishly aggreed.
I instantly regretted it as I kept hearing doors loudly closing/opening; floors constantly creeking; loud voices, etc.
I LOATHE when kids don't go to bed at reasonable hours (the hcbm and the disneyland dad have no boundaries around weekend bedtimes and it grates my nerves, when I attempted to improve that habit these weekend sloths protest hard which I why I hate when the skids touchdown here).
I wanted my rest to recover from covid but these inconsiderate bio parents literally dont gaf about me/my health (so now why should I ever help them in the future) nor do they care about their kids physical health if they're willing to expose them to highly contagious pathogens.
I survived covid and the ptsd inducing pushy aggressive skids / hcbm / disneyland dad that weekend but I REFUSED to take responsibility for his kids while he was at work or not physically present.
Now, when it comes to forced childcare sl@ve labor, my motto is:
"Get somebody else to do it!"