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Just curious how much you pay/would pay a babysitter for an hourly wage?
SIL & BIL are paying a family friends 16 y/o $10/hr to watch my nephew (he will be 1 next month) tonight. I think that is ALOT but I have never paid anyone to watch my kids (luckily I have alot of free sitters) so maybe I'm just no aware of the going rate.
Wow, guess I'm just out of the loop..
Glad I don't have to pay a sitter! lol.
And now I realize how ripped off I got when I was watching our friends daughter. If I broke it down to hourly it was probably $5/hr..
MapleStar:We paid our high school babysitter 10 for one kid, sometimes when we do a couples date with friends, we use their college sitter for 12 for 2 two year olds. I think it's expensive, but then again 2 kids that age are not easy to handle.
For reference when I was babysitting at 13, I think I made 6 for three kids. But things were way different 20 years ago. No way would I want a 13 year old watching my kids even for that cheap
See I babysat at 13 and even younger I think. DH's cousin (she is 13) always brings up babysitting and there is no way I would leave me kids alone with a 13 year old. I just don't think they are old enough.
I'm ready to climb the walls, too, buddy.
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