How is it that although I still feel she can't function without me, that other parents entrust the lives of their children to my own child? How is it that while we can't see the floor of her bedroom because of the layers of clothing covering it, that other parents turn their houses over to her for hours?
But a natural babysitter she is. She is creative. She is sweet. She is fun.
Here is where we need you all. We honestly don't know what is the going sitter rate per child. We've asked her friends, but their answers vary by $20/per hour. Honestly.
When the families ask my daughter what she gets paid at home, she thinks she should answer, "Nothing." I, of course, would answer, "A roof over her head, food to sustain her and then some, enough clothing to carpet her floor, and pretty much anything else one could imagine." Somehow, my answer doesn't work for the families who want to hire my girl for three or six hours.
So, please help us. We need answers.
- What is the going rate for a young teen sitter per child?
- Do you expect your sitters to clean at all?
- What characteristics do you LOVE in a sitter?