Rich Family Behaviour Towards The Babysitter Felt Like A Slap On Her Face.

Babysitting children is tough for everyone since it demands a lot of patience and care. Being a babysitter may be stressful, especially if you have a troubled connection with the family. When this babysitter feels bad about being paid while a wealthy family’s infant sleeps, she wonders if she is right/wrong for demanding money when the infant falls asleep while being babysitting. Read the whole story and share your thoughts on this.

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I think I’m the a**h**e but I need perspective.

Background: I’ve been babysitting a 22 mo for the family for a year. I get paid 20 dollars an hour, i’m an EMT-Basic and speak spanish. So the baby learns spanish (although, i admit i’ve been bad about it lately).

Story: The dad has made 4 comments in the past about how “he hates that I’m there while the baby is napping”. I’ve told him those four times that he didn’t have to pay me, and he just denied & paid me anyway. While the baby is napping I clean up after messes, sometimes wash the bottles if he hasn’t yet, help the mom with spanish homework, making flashcards, or make the baby food.

Today he said “you get expensive if you’re here while the baby is napping”… which feels like a slap in the face because of what i do while she’s sleeping. They’re pretty well off and it’s frustrating to think that they can spend money on lavish things but not a service.

I left, although I was supposed to stay another hour, because I got frustrated. I’m thinking about quitting because this isn’t all I put up with. I feel bad quitting because I love the child, she’s like a little sister to me. Please give me perspective, am i an a**h**e?

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