I have been babysitting 2 little boys ( ages 1 and 2 ) from 3pm to 8 pm ( well really it is usually 2:30 - 9 because they drop them off early and pick them up late) .... well I was getting $20 a day for that - that was for both boys, to feed them dinner and a snack, and bath them ... I thought that was a good price and since at the time my husband lost his job I was pleased that I could make that and still be home with my own kids...
Yesterday when she picked them up she told me in Jan. that I am only going to be watching the 1 year old ( the 2 year old is going into day care) and I will only be getting $10 ... BUT I will be watching him from 6:30am to 5pm .... that includes all three meals ( we eat at 5... and since she never actually picks them up on time I assume it will still be 5:30 or 6 before she actually gets here) and atleast 1 bath becuase he is a very messy baby ( lol - when he eats we usually all get covered in whatever is going into his mouth) ... and I understand since I am only watching 1 kid instead of 2, and that is half the price ... but since I am watching him more hours I think I should atleast get $15 for the day ....
I also watch a little boy who has down syndrome and his mom ( who makes alot less money that the 2boys mom) pays me $5/hour - which I think is wonderful ( $40 for a full day ) .....
My husband has his job back now...and said that watching the baby isnt worth the stress ( he is always sick and she still sends him when he is puking, coughing, and running a fever which in turn makes me and my kids sick and this happens atleast once a month) ...and that I should just tell her I cant watch him anymore after she finds another sitter.... But part of me feels bad doing that because technically she is family ( she just married my cousin) and I think it would be awkward seeing them all the time ( we have alot of family get-togethers) ... But on the other hand I know that I treat him well ( she doesnt hold him alot because she actually said it will make him "weak") and I love taking care of him and therefore i would miss him alot.... plus even though it is a little bit of money ( I would actually gain less than $10 because I have to buy the extra food and such)
What would you do... I am really torn on what to do
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