Grandma Asks To Be Paid To Watch Grandchild And Mom’s Feelings Are Hurt

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My daughter is 29, she has a 1 year old son and will be returning to work soon. She works 5 days a week, about 7-8 hours a day from 7:30am-3pm, and asked me if I would be willing to babysit her son either 2 or 3 days a week. Of course I am open to spending time with my grandson, but I explained to her that I would like a payment of $12/hour. She understood my need for payment but then lowballed me by requesting $10/hour because she claims that she cannot afford it even with her $22/hour job.

I’m not a daycare, I have my own life, I work for myself and I think she should understand that I’d be giving up my time when I work from home, and if I’m going to be giving up that time then I need money to replace that time I’m giving up from my job. While I am working at home, I cannot simply work and watch her child at the same time.

She says that it’s only 2-3 a week since her husband’s parents are babysitting on the other 2-3 remaining days while she works, and she’d be providing food. I love my grandson, but as I stated above, I’m not a daycare. Am I Asking Too Much? Please don’t be afraid to criticize. Thank you for your time in advance.

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