My bestie, L, recently started working again and her mom is keeping the kids ages 5, 7, and 9 for 4-5hrs a day, 5 days a week. L told me today that her mom has been feeding them snacks after school and dinner each night and asked L if she could either give her some money or provide some of the food to help offset the cost.
L is LIVID but I don't think her mom is out of line for asking for that. L saves $180/wk by taking the kids to her mom's and all her mom wants is for L to help with the food costs, nothing more. And when my mom, who's friends with L's mom, said if she were her, she'd ask L for $50/wk, L went off on my mom.
What do you think? Should L's mom get paid for babysitting her grandkids?
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