Tired of babysitting grrr......

United States
March 31, 2008 1:00pm CST
I'm babysitting for my sister in law. I have been babysitting for her about three months now and only made 60$ off of it. At first it was to help her find a job, she got one but it was part time and not enough money so she quit now it was to find another job, she has one but had to go do drug tests and stuff, so know im just waiting for her to get the job then i will babysit 5 days a week 8 to 7 I dont know how much she will pay me then. I dont mind babysitting for pay but im tired of doing it for free (i dont really want to babysit for pay but for money i will do it) I'm the only person she knows that will and can babysit for her. Today it is b/c her husbands father is in the hospital with heart problems so thats the main reason i didnt say NO. But it just isnt what i wanted to do today. I wanted to be lazy, and take advantage of the time I have till i work 7 days a week (we have a business on the side that we do on weekends) I havent been able to clean the house the last three days b/c of the business and it really needs it. grrr. Sorry i just wanted to vent.
3 responses
@mummymo (23707)
31 Mar 08
We all need to vent sometimes and I can understand why you feel the need! It is nice to be able to help out and I am sure you love the kid(s) but sometimes you feel as though you are being taken advantage of and that is just not nice! I hope the situation gets better soon! Do you feel better after your vent! xxx
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• United States
1 Apr 08
Yes I feel better, and once the kids got here it was fine, thanks for your concern
• United States
31 Mar 08
Venting is good, that way it isnt kept bottled up to explode at a later date, which is why you need to talk to her and let her know how you feel. Explain you have not problem babysitting but your time is worthy also and you need to be compensated for it. Sometimes ppl dont even realize when they are taking advantage of someone else because they are too busy looking at themselves, ask her to look at it from your point of view and hopefully it will work out for the better, but do talk to her, or you may explode and that isnt what youre wanting. Good luck
• United States
31 Mar 08
Thanks i will try to talk to her but she is always in a hurry when shes around here. I have been with my fiance for 3 years and dont know much about my sister in law, except she married a low life that wont even watch his own kids on his day off, and wont give her money to pay me with his pay check. I will talk to her if when this job gets going she still takes advantage of me.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I know it's hard because it's family but you could just say no to her. At least get something put down in writing this time stating how much she will pay you and how far behind she can get before you refuse to watch the child. If she gets to that point, just lock the door or make sure you aren't home at drop off time. It's hard but she has to learn that good childcare is hard to come by and she needs to not use her babysitter as a doormat. Good luck with this. I hopw you can work it out.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
me too my mother in law is going to watch them when she gets off of work. I'm going to wait till she gets this job and stuff but if something happens with this job its over i am not going to watch the kids anymore. Oh well they are so cute and its fine with me after they get here. But you are right i will not be a doormat that much longer.