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Should my sister get paid for babysitting?

My sister babysits for us once a month while my husband and I go to a movie. We always put him to bed and and really all she has to do is be there in case he wakes up. We are usually gone for 3-4 hours. Should she get paid?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on May. 17, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (17)
  • I would offer anyway, if I was your sister though I wouldn't accept it.
    RelaxedMom2-3

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 1:25 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I don't think she owes it to you to sit, but I wouldn't charge my sister. I guess if she asks for it, I think it is fair to pay her, but I wouldn't expect payment for something occasional like that to help my sister out.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 1:28 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Yes.
    wenona_mandy

    Answer by wenona_mandy at 1:33 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I would pay her
    campbellb3421

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 1:22 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • How much?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:25 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • If it wasnt your sister would you pay them? Of course. So yes. $10 an hour
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:26 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • my sister loves to watch my little one she almost considers it as a gift to her!
    KahlynRose

    Answer by KahlynRose at 1:30 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I was thinking maybe just give her $20. I know thats not much but he almost never wakes up so she just watches tv and gets online.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:32 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I would offer, also how old is she could she use the money?
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 1:33 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I have always heard that you would basically pay minimum wage, unless the person says they want to do it for you without expecting any money.
    wenona_mandy

    Answer by wenona_mandy at 1:34 PM on May. 17, 2011