This came to my attention because a group of my friends said that I am being taken advantage of by my "boss" ... I dont think so, and the answers arent really going to change my opinion, but I kept thinking about what they said I was wondering if anyone else sees it how they do ( or how I do )
7 month ago I started babysitting a newborn baby girl ...I also have a 4 year old dauhgter and 2 year old son ( who love her just as much as I do ) ... My husband has a good job and we have a nice house but I wanted to babysit for us to have some extra money and occasionaly my husband has "slow work" and this way we are never short or have to worry about being short on money... Plus the fact that I can have any more kids ( but wanted more ) it was like an "extra" to being able to care for a newborn ( and have the new baby feeling again )
Now I babysit for her daddy... her mom gave her up to him as soon as she was born, for the first 2 weeks he called off work and styed with his parents and his mom helped him.. but he couldnt take off work anymore and neither could his mom ( she also lives in another town) .... So that is when he found me ( his mom works with my mom ) ....
Ok now they say i am being taken advantage of because I have her 5 days a week from 7:30 AM until 8 PM ... I mean yes that does sound like alot of hours ( over 12 ) ... but I really enjoy taking care of her and it doesnt seem like that many house and I usually dont even want her to come home... he also lets me take her places with me and the kids ( dr. appts, the store etc.) He tells me that he is so happy that he found someone he can trust with her and he often even asks for advie or lets me decide certain things for her ( like what kind of food she should have or when to start her on new things ) ...
Not to mention that I believe I get payed good money ... he gives me $400 a week, plus $70 a month for her food and diapers ( and wipes) .... and if he knows I am going to a store he will give me extra to buy her clothes or toys - he even sometimes hands my kids $10 each to get them a toy too...
I think that is pretty good money for doing something I love and having a routine that I would already have anyways, since I already have kids... I think her dad is extremely generous and is trying to make sure his little girl is taken care of ...is it just me or is that definatly NOT being taken advantage of
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