My sister is mad because we won't give her free child care ....*update*
Ladies I really don't know how my sister can be so oblivious. My mother is 70 years old and has been watching my sister's 2 kids while she works and her dh goes to school. This is about 4 days a week. My mother is healthy considering her age but she's getting older and older by the day. I've known for some time that she needs to stop babysitting the kids but the other week I realized that she is done whether she wants to speak up about it or not. She went to the hospital because she couldn't even walk, her foot was so swollen. Me and my older sister could obviously see that she shouldn't be watching anymore kids after that. But my younger sister just doesn't get it! She let my mom have a week off from child care then brought the babies right back over.
My mom refused to say something because she didn't want to be mean so me and my other sister did it. I was shocked at how my sister reacted. She basically said that she understands mom can't do it anymore but oh well because she needs a free babysitter. What the fuck! How can she be so careless about the health of our mother? I offered my sister a compromise. I would watch both kids for 10 dollars a day and she had to provide snacks(she doesn't pay or provide food for our mom). I'm not going to be a push over like mom and I'm not going to let her kill our mother like that. But that isn't good enough for my sister. She doesn't want to pay anything. I'm so sick of all of this.
My sister is 29 years old and she's acting like a little spoiled bitch! For now she is driving the kids all the way back and forth 45 minutes one way to her husband's parent's vacation house. Come July 25th, his parents are leaving and I will not allow my mother to watch those kids during the day like that. My sister will wish that she had taken me up on my offer when she has to pay a stranger 200+ bucks a week to watch her kids.
God damn idiot.
Update: I've read through some of the replies and wow. I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering this is cafemom. I fail to see why some of you annoying anonymous trolls think I am the one being greedy and selfish. My sister is hurting our mother and you expect me to do her a huge favor like that? No. I can't afford to feed her children 3 meals a day, 4 days a week. I can't. I have my mother's best interest at heart. That is who I am worried about. My sister makes more than enough to pay for day care. For those of you saying that she shouldn't pay me because I'm not licensed. I'm getting the sense that it's all about MONEY for you! You ladies say you would get free child care from family but you would never trust someone who is unlicensed? So you trust them if they are free but not if they are charging money. I see how it is but please continue to post your ignorance on my post about how you and your family are so much better than mine. My family and I are all very close. We see each other every week. So you can take your assumptions elsewhere. And just to add, my sister would NEVER watch my children for me. I have watched her children before for a few hours for free. I don't care if its just a few hours, its all day for the majority of the week that I can not do. She has made it clear that she doesn't babysit other people's kids and that's fine but don't expect me to take complete care of your kids without pay. It's not happening. She doesn't deserve it.