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How much should I charge or expect $$$$ EDIT - HOW MUCH I MAKE.

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
How much for babysitting my sisters 3 children. Two girls age 10 & 9 and 1 boy almost 6. I have them 4 days. Wed-Sat. Wednesay and Thursday I have them since about 5-11:30. I have to make a round trip of about 20 min to pick them up from the bus stop at least once a week but I have done it twice a week when she needs me to. Friday after school they sleep over - Saturday. She picks them up Sundays around noonish. I feed them (which I must admit they eat A LOT) I bathe them. I wash their clothes and well parent them since she lacks in that department but that is a completely different story. :) soooo my question is how much should I ask of her. She obviously needs help so I wouldn't expect her to pay what any other babysitter would expect but what is still a reasonable amount considering all the mentioned above... Thanks ladies!

She works as a waitress at a good restaurant. I used to work there. She makes an Average of at least $100 per day obviously more on weekends, about $150. So I'm saying about $450-$500 a week free. She came the other day saying she went and spent $300 on clothes for them in one sitting and always saying this and that. I am starting to feel a little weird.

So she gives me - $100 a week for all 3 & pays every other week. I love her and want to help her as much but they are little pains in the butt lol. I'm not sure if to leave it at $100 per week and just ask her for food on the side. I wouldn't charge her if I could afford it but obviously I don't. With my 2 kids I pretty much have a family of 5. Thanks for letting me know its ok to ask for a little more or at least that I do need a little more help money wise.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:06 PM
Oh no she has been paying me since the beginning.


Quoting Anonymous:

If she hasn't paid you for the past 6 months, it's going to be hard to expect her to pay now.

You could ask  nicely, but I would be pissed if you said it was free then changed it later. But eh, I would just pay someone else most likely.


kgsharber
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM

 I run a home daycare and charge $25 a day per kid.No sibling discounts :0)

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM
You charge your family more than you would others?


Quoting mich.el.le:

Since she's your sister, $300 a week. If she can't afford that you could do less.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Are you married?

Do you and your sister get along?
anitarichman
by Anita on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:15 PM

 $100/week plus food (either $$ or food)

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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$100 per week AND food. She should be responsible for seeing that her kids eat.
bcauseimthemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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Ok after reading that... tell her that it is 200 per week, if she doesn't want to pay you then she can find other accomidations for her three children.  I would also tell her that she had to start sending and prviding food for the three of them.

gilbertgrl627
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:19 PM

$175 and that includes food and gas for you. Maybe $200 a week. You're always watching them Friday nights, meaning she can go out if she wants. If she can afford to spend $300 on their clothes, or other things, all the time, she can pay her sister more for watching her 3 children.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM
Yes im married. I have 2 children of my own. Yes we get along. No I'm not rich that's why I'm taking money lol.


Quoting Anonymous:

Are you married?



Do you and your sister get along?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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Yea that's what I'm going to tell her. Thanks


Quoting anitarichman:

 $100/week plus food (either $$ or food)


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