"Of course, that's fine" I replied with a cool, calm exterior whilst internally combusting. Of course childminders are entitled to paid holidays, I have no problem with that, it's just that I'm not allowed to take time off work to look after darling daughter while childminder away.
- MIL is in her 70's, blind in one eye, has bad back and has habit of falling over and injuring herself - yet is still driving! (and more worryingly, driving my daughter)
- She feeds daughter tinned pasta and chocolate cake every day because "that's what she wanted"!
- MIL not equipped for looking after 3 year old like fabulous childminder, so have daily movement of child seat between cars, have to provide all play equipment, show her where CBeebies is on digital TV, etc
To counteract the food issue I have provided MIL with bag of healthy, nutritious snacks for daughter. To counteract boredom I have bought all Easter activity packs from Tesco (TGFT) and have proffered daughter's library card as a suitable outing.
We shall see how the week progresses ...................