A bizarre incident could come to court: A mother who did not tell a babysitter that her children are vegetarians is now demanding $300 in compensation for every child who ate meat.
The woman, who posted on Reddit, said the mum screamed at her for feeding the children ‘dead corpses’ in the form of a McDonald’s Happy Meal. The poor babysitter is being threatened with court action after accidentally feeding some vegetarian children chicken nuggets.
She explained in her Reddit post, which has since been deleted:
“I 19f put up an ad for babysitting and have babysat lots of different families children and have been babysitting for two years. This new family asked me to babysit their two children. They were really well-behaved kids.”
“This new family asked me to babysit their 2 children,” she wrote, telling the readers she agreed to watch a 9-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl. “They were really well-behaved kids.”
She wanted to treat the kids to something special because they had been so well-behaved. This is a tactic many parents use too. It’s a nice way for the kids to develop some good feelings toward their babysitter, making life easier.
“When I asked what they wanted to eat they asked for chicken nugget happy meals. Since they were so well behaved I decided to buy them the happy meals they wanted,” the babysitter wrote.
The children seemed delighted by the chicken nugget meal from the fast-food restaurant. However, their mother was furious when she later found out that the babysitter had fed the little children meat product.
“The problem with that is they are vegetarian, which their mom had not told me. If I had been aware, I would not have fed them meat. I had babysat for vegetarians before and made sure to respect their vegetarian diet and didn’t even eat meat while babysitting for the families.”
Mom discovered the children were eating chicken because she came home early and caught them in the middle of the meal.
“The mom came home early and seen her children eating chicken nuggets. She literally ripped the nuggets out of their hands,” she wrote. “She started screaming that I’m horrible for allowing her children to eat dead corpses and yelling at her children for eating the meat.”
The woman, who appears to live somewhere in the US, claims she’s now being charged $600 (£453) in ’emotional damages’ after the incident.
She claims the mum ‘kicked her out’ without paying her, and then later sent her an angry message asking her for money and threatening her with court action.
But the babysitter stressed she wasn’t aware of the children’s dietary requirements.
‘If I was aware I would have not fed them meat. I had babysat for vegetarians before and made sure to respect their vegetarian diet,’ she added.