When I heard this story last week, to be honest, I couldn’t believe it. I mean really. All this woman is doing is trying to be nice to her neighbors children. Now she’s in for a fight and I for one hope she wins it.
This is all she’s doing: “Each day before the school bus comes to pick up the neighborhood’s children, Lisa Snyder did a favor for three of her fellow moms, welcoming their children into her home for about an hour before they left for school.” Apparently this is the law: “Regulators who oversee child care, however, don’t see it as charity. Days after the start of the new school year, Snyder received a letter from the Michigan Department of Human Services warning her that if she continued, she’d be violating a law aimed at the operators of unlicensed day care centers. Snyder’s predicament has led to a debate in Michigan about whether a law that says no one may care for unrelated children in their home for more than four weeks each calendar year unless they are licensed day-care providers needs to be changed. It also has irked parents who say they depend on such friendly offers to help them balance work and family.”
So here’s a concerned neighbor who’s a genuinely nice loving and caring woman who wants nothing for herself. All she’s trying to do is help the working people in her neighborhood by making sure a few kids are safe and taken care of each morning before school. Would these people rather these kids be left alone? Or left at the bus stop for 40 minutes?
It’s not really clear to me who “told on her” or how anyone really even found out that she was doing this to begin with and why in the world does anyone care? Does anyone but me think GET A LIFE to whoever this is bothering so much?
What do you guys all think? We are always talking about how we don’t have good neighbors anymore and how our kids won’t grow up like we did with all the caring of neighborhoods. Why in the world should this woman be punished for helping out?