When a parent drops off their child at daycare, they might expect the child to come home with a scratch or maybe a sticker. But you never expect any drastic change.
One mother noticed that something was off when she picked up her daughter from daycare.
In an understandably furious post, she says that her daughter's eyebrows were waxed.
Alyssa Salgado's young daughter was attending daycare at the Boys and Girls Club on the Columbia Basin College (CBC) campus in Pasco.
This is what Alyssa wrote on Facebook:
"I take my daughter to the CBC Daycare to be cared for while I'm at school trying to focus on graduating!"
That's very responsible of her.
"Then I go pick up my daughter yesterday and saw a red mark in between her eye brows."
Sometimes, kids bump into things (or each other) because they're just a few years old and are still learning how to exist. But this was different.
"I think it's a scratch but as soon as a get home I get a closer look these WOMEN decided to WAX MY DAUGHTERS uni brow."
This photo is before the alleged waxing. Alyssa Salgado was understandably incensed.
"I immediately started to contact the director of the day care in many texts she tried to come up with multiple excuses then this morning I take my daughter in person to the director."
Unfortunately, she says that this meeting did not go as she intended.
"She laughs in my face telling me a bunch of lies and I do get upset!!!"
This is a horrifying situation.
Not only because someone allegedly did this behind this sweet child's mother's back, but because of the pain that this precious child must have endured.
Alyssa's maternal rant continues.
"I AM A MOTHER NOTHING LIKE THIS SHOULD EVER HAPPEN AND THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO TOUCH MY DAUGHTER AT ALL."
She's absolutely right.
"I birthed my daughter and love every little thing about her and these so called women took it upon themselves to correct the way my daughter should look."
Significantly, Alyssa says that her daughter is not the only victim of this.
"Not only that it happen to another mother's son Glenda Maria Cruz. #boysandgirlsclub #kepractionnews #pascopd #pascoSchoolDistrict"
It sounds like, per her allegations, someone at that daycare has some sort of sick agenda.
"I will not let this get unnoticed."
She's sharing this because she hopes that something can be done.
"I would like this to get out, imagine if this was your son or daughter and if they were waxing them imagine how much pain you would be in...."
Waxing is agonizingly painful, folks. Famously so. For a small child ... I can't imagine anyone wanting to put a child through that.
"I can imagine her calling out mommy and I wasn't there to protect her I failed her."
Every parent's nightmare.
"But I refuse to let this go unnoticed!!!"
The Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties says that they have conducted an internal investigation and found that the claims are "unsubstantiated."
That's ... odd. We're talking about the same claim from two different parents of two different children. Perhaps we'll all know more after the Washington State Department of Early Learning concludes its investigation.
Speaking to People, Alyssa Salgado says:
"I’m still waiting for answers from the Boys and Girls Club. [The daycare employees] should know better. They’ve been watching these same kids since they were born and it shouldn’t cross their minds to alter a child’s looks or anything like that."
Perhaps the worst thing about this story is occasional comments where people say that they think that it's totally appropriate to wax a preschooler's face. it is emphatically not.
"They shouldn’t be thinking, ‘Oh, hey, let’s do this. Let’s see how fun this is.’ No, it isn’t."
Alyssa says that the director claims that she "trusts her staff" and denies that the child was waxed.
“I want them to take responsibility for what they did. What happened is permanent in my mind and in her mind because she is so little."
Trauma can linger for life, folks. Children can't process things things as well as adults.
"I just want justice for my daughter. I want the person who did this to apologize to my daughter for what they did to her. I don’t want this to happen again to her or to anybody else."