About a week or so ago Makayla asked if a friend of hers could spend the night tonight. I told her we were going to be pretty busy this weekend maybe we could make it later in the week. Well she tried to call the girl the last couple of days and haven't actually talked to her. Her Mom always made an excuse that she was outside, or busy elsewhere. Well today I'm in the kitchen cooking and Makayla opens the door and says her friend is here. No phone call letting us know they were on their way, nothing. The girl's Mom sat in the car and sent her to the porch with her older sister. Knowing she was using me as a free sitter, and didn't have the audacity to face me. Well me being the nice person I am, let her stay. It wasn't the girls fault that the Mom is selfishly using me for a free sitter. But I explained to the girls sister that I would have her home early in the morning because we were headed out of town for the day.
I would never drop my child off without confirming with a parent that it was okay.
How would you have handled this?