i have one child who is in school, we are TTC our second(so watching someone elses babies is not something that will help me emotionally)...
since my child was a baby i have been watching everyones kids, sometimes full time sometimes off and on, always having to drag everyone elses kids with me everywhere i go, when i did get paid for babysitting i liked having the extra spending money, but i just DONT want to babysit anymore.
now once again i have 2 family members one has 3 kids and the other which moved close to me(yeah thats convenient for her. Haha) has 2 kids.... they are desperate for a fulltime babysitter, but they just dont want a stranger at a daycare to take care of their kids (aka- i think its more of the fact that daycare is more expensive than a cheap family babysitter) they are talking to and hinting to me about it, obviously saying im the only person available to babysit since im at home already anyways...
i want to say 'ive done it long enough with everyones kids if i wanted to be at home taking care of kids and babies i would want them to be MY own, no one forced you to have more kids than you could initially afford'
Asked by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Jun. 15, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by momthruivf at 4:04 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
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Answer by geminisummerz at 4:08 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
I think that it is not your family's fault for assuming you want to be a child care provider since you have been doing it for years now. I would just politely tell people when asked that you no longer provide child care and leave it at that. No need for resentment on either side. What if they feel like they have to ask you first since you're family/might need the money/would get your feelings hurt etc? You don't have to say yes but there is no need to resent being asked since you have done it in the past. Good luck TTC by the way.
Answer by Luuckymommy at 4:11 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Jun. 15, 2011