Here is my ordeal. I am currently babysitting for a family down the road from me. The best part about it is that I get to keep my little one with me. I watch another two year old, an eleven year old, and a ten year old. The two year olds get along great! My daughter loves having someone to play with and we three color, paint, read, play dolls and everything else we can possibly do. The down fall is the older kids are mean and rude. They have slammed doors in my face. Told me that they hated me and even just plain dont listen to me. Their mom works nights and so I watch them from 1730 (5:30pm) till 7:15 am. Which is almost 14 hours. I do all bedtime routines and clean up after the kids. The older ones go to bed at 9 ***When they listen*** They are great kids till bed time. I've talked to the mother about it and she gets on to them. Then it is the same thing the next night. Their dad works offshore and is only home every other month. I get paid 25 a night and I dont know if I can handle it anymore. I dont want to just quit because unlike other jobs being a babysitter the mother depends on you and I am not about to let anyone down!! I just dont know if it is worth 25 dollars for 14 hours and kids that never listen. I enjoy working with children but sometimes I feel overloaded! I just dont know anymore and I need some opinions. Thanks ladies!!!!
on May. 1, 2013 at 4:10 AM