I don't want to babysit my friends kids... how to say no without offending them?
I am past my babysitting days, I have kids of my own and once they are in bed it's my time, I don't really get many breaks other than that. I was recently asked by a friend if I would watch her DD, not knowing how to say no nicely I said sure (was put on the spot) but then she made it sound like she isn't even planing on paying me, she mentioned she would be happy to watch my kids some time (like to return the favor) which would be great but I won't let her watch my kids, as I don't like how her DH & her fight all the time etc. and I am sure he would be home, he doesn't work currently. SO I guess I am watching her DD for free all night when I really don't want to, but I said I would so I will.
In the future how would you say no without hurting your friends feelings? It's not that I don't like kids, I do and am great with them but as I said before I have my own and I am tired when the day is done and am past my babysitting days.