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How much should I pay her?

I have to be at work at 6 a.m. on some mornings but my husband doesn't get off from work until 7 a.m. on some mornings. My sister is going to be coming to our house at about 5:35 and staying until about 7:15 when my husband gets home. I told her she can watch t.v., sleep, play on the internet, etc. I asked her how much she wanted and she said she didn't know. I have no clue what to pay her. It's only going to be on a few times a month. She lives about 10 minutes from us so I want it to be worth her time and gas. Any suggestions?

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Asked by JeremysMom at 6:05 PM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • $5 an hour

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 6:05 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • How old is she and how old and how many kids?

    Answer by coder_chick at 6:06 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • maybe like 20 each time she does it

    Answer by britme1027 at 6:07 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I have no idea.... go to and see what people are charging for babysitting in your area.

    Answer by sherribeare at 6:07 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • ten bucks a day

    Answer by caseyandkids at 6:08 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • My sister is 23 and I have one child who is 5 (almost 6). He will be asleep while she is here.

    Comment by JeremysMom (original poster) at 6:10 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • i'd give her either the 5 and hour, or the 10 a day.. doesnt sound like shes gotta do much, or drive that far so you don't wanna overpay

    Answer by aliciamarie1012 at 6:12 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • $20 a time.

    Answer by Bmat at 6:46 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Its almost 2 hours, its really early in the AM, and she is young..I would say 20.00 each time

    Answer by Happymom2-2 at 7:28 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • $10 to $12 an hour

    Answer by Syphon at 7:36 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

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