ANST - Children
lalemons at flash.net
Tue May 30 19:41:16 PDT 2000
I have to agree with Ches about this. I ran the charter painting tables both
Saturday and Sunday, basically all day each day, and was quite concerned about
the number of young ones coming and going in the hall, seemingly without
supervision. I, too, would appreciate more obvious parental guidance and
Vivat to the parents who do monitor their children closely, for there are
several who do! Now I would like to encourage all parents to do so.
My two cents worth,
Baroness Curstaidh Magorlick
> I have written this letter over and over until I could write one without
> With all the happenings of this weekend I feel compelled to bring up a sore
> subject. Yes it was a great event and I loved it. However, I hired a sitter
> to watch my children for the event because I would not have the time to
> spend with them that I wanted and no one would be home to watch them either.
> During the evening court I offered to parents and children to sit and watch
> a movie from my portable vcr/tv. What I found two hours later was 20 plus
> children with no parents and all with my very tired and over worked sitter.
> She was not hired to watch 20 plus children, she was hired to watch 2. When
> it came time to find the children's parents it was an adventure. All but one
> child was matched with a parent, none of which were happy to receive their
> child back. The lone child had to be taken to court to find her parent.
> If you want a sitter for your child so that you can work an event, find your
> own. Also note that a single 14 year old watching 20 plus children is
> unacceptable. I did ask her why the parents were not there and she said she
> did not know because she was doing her job, watching my children. I do not
> fault her entirely.
> I would like to see more responsibility out of the parents in our group.
> Finding a sitter for the event costs sometimes just entrance to the site. My
> daughter is a special case, so I paid my sitter the market rate to focus on
> my daughter and my son. I do not expect any SCA parent to shell out what I
> did, just that you find someone to watch yours while you play/work.
> Franchesca Havas
> McKinney, Texas
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