I was wondering how many SAHM pay for a babysitter (professional not a neighbor) so that they can have some time alone every week? My MIL is insisting that we need to pay a professional sitter 4 hours 2 days a week so that her son and I can get a break. I feel that we brought this child into the world and it is our responsibility to have to take care of her. We have worked our schedules so that she doesn't need to go to daycare or to a sitter. I pride myself on that. My job seems to willing to work with me and be more flexible then his job which is for his mom who only needs him a day or so a month. But she is insisting that we pay for a sitter that we don't need and can't afford.Answer Question
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 5:33 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 5:43 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Answer by NannyB. at 5:51 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
Well I don't pay a "professional babysitter" but I do pay my niece to watch our boys on occasion. If we plan on seeing a show or something. Or my mom will help out and babysit sometime, she doesn't expect payment though.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Dec. 7, 2009
I agree, if she is so hot to trot about it then she can do it or can it. And I would love it if I had family near by that I could just babysit for one evening a month to remember what time together was like. We did that just before he deployed and it was great, we were able to talk and hold hands, it has been way to long.
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