"As stated in the contract, parents are responsible for any damage done by child. Obviously, things are going to get broke. I have opened my house to parents and their children for over 8 years and have only had a handful of items broken. In this case, the child was misbehaving and it resulted in a picture being broken. I ended up having a piece of glass that fit the frame and I did not charge the parent. In terms of my vacation, I give 4 weeks, if not more, notice of the time I was closing. This parent frequently picked up their child late, with no consideration to my family. According to DCFS, I am in no way required to feed the child dinner. If the parent picked up on time, like the contract stated, then my family would have had plently of time to eat before activities. The child was never left unattended. In fact, he had a snack at the dinner table with us."