I understand where you are coming from JackieGirl, I am in the same situation. My friends will ask me if their kids can come over after school, or on days off sometimes, not even because they work but some of them because they schedule their days so chaotically that they just can't do it all and still take care of their kids. Don't get me wrong, I want my friends to be able to ask for help when they really need it, but they really should find a back-up sitter, someone who gets paid to do the job. I actually did start charging if it was going to be more than like 30 minutes or so. I charge $2.50 an hour per kid now. So I do make money. Maybe something you should think about doing?
at 8:15 PM on Oct. 2, 2009