I babysit for my neighbor pretty regularly. Their 8 year old can be pretty destructive and irresponsible. Long story short, he broke some things inside and outside of my house over the period of one week totaling about $30. His mother, him, and I made a deal that he would shovel snow for me the next 3 times it snows to pay me back. The first time it snowed he did not shovel. He did tell me a couple days later--without prompting--that he was sorry he forgot. Well, here, it has been snowing for about 6 hours, and he still hasn't come over to shovel. I had to leave my 14 month old inside and go do it myself really quickly. Should I just make his mother pay me the $30? or what else could I do?
Answer by luckysevenwow at 12:45 AM on Jan. 1, 2009
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Answer by lifeasinoit at 3:56 PM on Dec. 31, 2008
I would just ask her for the $ because at 8 yrs. old, he should know better but maybe not b/c it doesn't seem like she's teaching him about taking responsibility for his actions at home. But she would definitely be looking for a new babysitter!
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