Received Thursday, June 25, 2009
WHERE: McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
TIME: 3:30 p.m. or so
NANNY: African American woman, straight/short hair except for a longer 'bang' area near her eyes. She had on tight jeans and a short sleeved white top. She had her 'own' little girl with her, who was around 3. She also was w/ another African American woman taking care of 2 other children, one under 1.5 and one around 3.
CHILD: Yellow shirt, white pants, short light brown/blondish hair. Her name is "LUCY". She was probably 2.5 years old.
WHAT HAPPENED: Well first, I would never EVER want someone to treat my child in the way this woman was talking to this child, even if it is mostly just verbal, it's still wrong and abuse. I heard someone (her) screaming, and I mean SCREAMING, "What is wrong with you? STOP IT! Want to go home? Want to sit in the stroller tied in while the rest of these children play?" While she pretty much body slammed the little girl onto her lap to "SIT WITH ME" (Just because the little girl wanted to go play and clearly the Nanny didn't want to.) She kept yelling at her saying mean mean things to her like "Why can't you sit like the other children here? What is WRONG with you??" Anytime the little girl tried to go play (like a normal child wants to!) she would YELL at her across the playground. Finally, her 'own' daughter wanted to swing, so she brought "lucy" to the swings and gently put her daughter in, and whipped in Lucy very aggressively. Clearly being more harsh and mean to her. I know it might not sound like a big deal, but the way she talked to this little girl Lucy in comparison to the way she treated her own child was so super sad. I would not want someone like her taking care of my daughter. Anytime I would look over at her, trying to let her know I heard her talking the way she was, she shot me the 'death' stare and honestly made it aware she was aware I was aware. But, she could care less. I ended up getting so upset at this, I walked over to talk w/ her about it. She said "It's none of your business, get out of here" So... here this is. :( I hope this little girl's mother reads this and fires this woman.