Responsibilities of (free) babysitters
My 11-year-old daughter's friend comes home with my daughter every day -- and I mean EVERY day! Honestly, I'm tired of it. We have four kids of our own and can't feed her, but the problem is that this girl's mother never even asked me. Basically, she's using me as a babysitter. She picks up her daughter any time between 6 PM and 8 PM. My daughter really enjoys her friend, and her friend is no trouble. Still, I don't appreciate being used as a free babysitter. My question is this: What are my responsibilities should this girl get hurt? If she's ever seriously injured and the paramedics have to be called, I don't know how to even reach her mother.
I would start making a rule that only on certain days can she have friends over after school. Or like with my kids, they have to do homework first, no company before then. It tends to cut down on the visitors.