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I started working again and my son is 2, my MIL keeps him from 9-5 most of the time, its about to get hectic at work so it may be longer... I want to pay her, because I think its only fair. She is probably going to refuse, what do you do in this situation and how much do you pay your sitter?

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Asked by nakoal87 at 10:47 AM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • I would offer $100.00 a week if she refuses get her gift cards every so often. Perhaps a gift card to her hairstylsit of favorite resturant to let her know how helpful she is.

    Answer by mommorgan at 10:52 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Ya if she refuses then take her to dinner or get a gift card like the OP said. I think $100.00 sounds good.

    Answer by raemommy at 10:55 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Ok. Thanks girls. But she is stubborn and wanted to buy his diapers and I wouldn't let her because they have done sooooo much for us in the past and I think it's due time that we do for them. She asked how much they were and I asked " Why" and she said that her husband, son's grandfather, was going to buy them and I told her No he wasn't. They are expensive and the way she goes through them, we are going to be broke! LOL Oh well, at least I know I have a good sitter. But seriously we have got to get him out of diapers, FAST! He's 2 but he was a micropreemie so he isn't up to par on most everything normal 2 year olds are...

    Answer by nakoal87 at 11:02 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • buy his groceries and whatever else he'll use there and perhaps some special new toys.

    sometimes for my mom when she watches my kids a lot I'll go sneak and pay her cable or utilities bill!!

    Answer by hibbingmom at 11:25 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • toys = to be left at her house. special stuff to make her day easier like a really AWESOME set of blocks or a cozy coupe or something. or pay for a class for them to do together (dance, swim, etc) or buy them a zoo or childrens museum membership

    Answer by hibbingmom at 11:26 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I pay my sitter $2 hr per child. I hear that's awsome though. If she refuses, put it in an envelope and give it to her as a christmas prestent at the end of the year or buy her something nice she would never purchase herself.

    Answer by forevermom75 at 2:35 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

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