My 18yr old son wants to be my respite care provider for my younger son. What do you think?
Okay here's the question. My 18yr old wants to be my respite provider for my younger son who is 10yrs. old and blind. He's a very responsible person, but not always the most patient with him. He has taken first responder classes, volunteered since age 13 and know CPR and has his certificate in it. He says he really wants a chance to make some extra money while he's laid off from his forestry job for the winter.
I had already lined up and given the application to son's retired VI teacher who said she would do it. She's already sent in the application and we are awaiting approval.
I can call the company and tell them I have another person and would like to use both (but it means that I would have to pay the $35. background check on my son)
Things that I am concerned about: he's not the most patient, he might just take the money and expect me to watch him-even though it's to give me a break. Younger son doesn't really want to be around him, cuz it's what the oldest son wants to do, not younger son.
So now the older son is disappointed in me for not "trusting" him and not giving him a chance to earn some money. So what do you think and what would you do?
Dammed if I do, Dammed if I don't.
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