A Michigan mom that does a wonderful favor for her working friends by keeping their children and putting them on the bus safely is now being told by the Michigan Department of Human Services to stop.  According to yahoonews.com, “Under state law, 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”.  Why does this include helping out a friend? 

The governor of Michigan has asked for an intervention for this matter and that the law be addressed and changed.  Does the state of Michigan have nothing else to do?  The economy dictates that both parents work, and if there is another parent fortunate enough to be able to put the kids on the bus, so what?   In the meantime, baby-sitting has stopped and a good deed along with it.   

I can understand if the woman was accepting money, had a bunch of kids that were not being watched and were in danger, and that this invaded the rights of operating day care centers.  She is not, this is a matter of state infringing on  private citizens for the sake of money.  This woman is taking money out of the pockets of the day care owners…….and the state!!  Who do the day care centers have to pay their license fees and taxes to?  The state!!

It’s not about what is best for the kids, it’s about who is getting paid.  How did the Department of Human Services find out and why target this woman? If the government has nothing better to do, put those people to work picking out such nonsensical laws and refine them instead of attacking innocent people trying to do what’s right.

I have to tell all people helping out a friend or any one else for that matter and keep on going.  It’s called doing the right thing!!!!!