I am a stay at home mom and I also babysit during the day .
I babysit a 13 year old boy who has down syndrome... Right now I just watch him after school ( I get him off of the bus and he stays here until his mom gets off work) ... It is only about 45 mintues and i get $5 for that - I think that is fine ... some days he doesnt have school or I watch him longer ( if she has to work over or has stuff to do) and i get $5 for the hour... this summer I will be watching him the whole day and I will be getting $40 a day plus she sends him food ... but i think this is an excellent pay ....
My cousins asked if I could start watching her kids .. She has 2 and due soon with her 3rd. the oldest she sneds to daycare and he is going to keep going but she is going to bring her 1 year old here and when the new baby gets to 4 weeks she is going to bring her too.... she is going to pay me $10 per child a day .... and she doesnt send any food or anything 9 I have watched them before she sent them to day care) .... I am thinking of asking more ... maybe like $12 - $15 per kid ...is that too much, am I just spoiled with my other kid ( getting paid so much from the other mom ) ... I mean i will only be getting $10/ day and i have to supply the food - and this little boy is like a bottomless pit lol ... I mean when I have the baby too it wont be so bad because I will be getting $20 ... But I just don;t know... she is taking him out of daycare because it is too expensive... I dont want to ask for more $$ and then her end up taking them somewhere else .... what would you do ?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:55 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Parenting Debate
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