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Does this sound fair? ~Update~~Updated again~~

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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I asked my sister and her husband to stay the weekend at my house while my boyfriend and I are out of town.  I expect them to watch my 4 children from Friday evening through Sunday evening. I want them to tidy up the house, work on laundry, and put some bunk beds together. I also have a 20 year old woman that lives with me that has Autism.  I normally pay $100/day for someone to watch her.  My sister is watching her as well.

I gave my sister and her husband $400 for the weekend and told them to buy some groceries and whatever they don't spend is theirs to keep for helping out.

Does that seem fair and adequate or should I give them more?

ETA: My children range from 8-17, so they do not require a ton of care.


~~Update~~

So, I was still questioning if she felt like I was paying her enough.  So, I texted her.  This is how it went:

Me: "Is the money I gave you enough or should I get more? I really wasn't sure how much was fair."

Sis: "It's cool. I got the food they asked for and I just wanted to be able to make my car payment. So, I have just enough for that...lol."

I guess she seems happy enough. 


~~Update #2~~

Well, I don't feel guilty at all anymore about maybe not paying her enough.  She just texted me and said she dyed my two oldest son's hair without my permission. :-/

by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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SerenityRose
by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:32 AM
Fair.
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lucky2Beeme
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Fair. They could buy enough food for 100 bucks and make $300 for babysitting.

2and2onway
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Very fair

myfoursonsks
by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Good. I was starting to wonder because when I texted her before she came and let her know the deal, she didn't respond very quickly and just said, 'okay'. I wasn't sure if that was a sign that she wasn't pleased or just in total agreement. I know she needs the money, so I don't want to her to feel like I am taking advantage of her.

Quoting SerenityRose:

Fair.


FooLynRoo
by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:35 AM

 Its a lot of money - but - are you going away for 2 or 3 days?

3 days - its not really alot since they are getting only 100 dollars more than someone woudl JUST for watching the autistic woman... and they are doingso much more.. and spending that 100 dollars on groceries.

if its 2 - its kinda double the going rate - and ye aI think thats okay.

 

How do they feel?

Justine1123
by Justine on May. 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM
Fair I'm not gonna lie we'd eat Spaghetti and cheap but fair lol
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FooLynRoo
by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM


Quoting lucky2Beeme:

Fair. They could buy enough food for 100 bucks and make $300 for babysitting.

well sitting a grown autistic woman, two teenage boys and two younger boys

AND

constructing bunk beds

laundry

cleaning

grocery shopping

meals

its.. borderline I think

FooLynRoo
by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM


Quoting Justine1123:

Fair I'm not gonna lie we'd eat Spaghetti and cheap but fair lol


WORD! lol

BananaMuffins
by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Sounds fair to me.

kellysp6637
by on May. 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM

 I think that's fair.

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