Do Your Siblings Take Advantage of You?? Would You Charge to Babysit?

United States
October 11, 2008 7:34pm CST
I am a 26 year old single woman with one sibling, an older brother, 31. He has 2 kids, a boy, 11, and a girl, 4. They are a handful. Anyway, sometimes I feel like he and his wife take advantage of me when they need a babysitter. People act like I don't have a life. I am starting to think that when they need a babysitter, I am the only one they call. It seems that ever since their maternal grandma found a man, she doesn't have the time to do it anymore. Their paternal grandma, my mother, can't babysit because she live 2 1/2 hours away. My brother and his wife are separated and what really annoys me is that, when I do babysit my sister n law stays out longer than what she says she will. This really pisses me off. I am considering charging them. I feel guilty just thinking about charging to babysit my neice and nephew. What would you guys do? Would you charge?
1 response
• United States
12 Oct 08
Ye, and my parents let them get away with it too
• United States
12 Oct 08
lol. It is a shame things have to go down that way. But sometimes it is hard to say no.