Would you pay a grandparent to babysit your kids?

My mom has never charged me for babysitting

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    04/28/15
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    04/29/15
    your right
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      04/28/15
      no charge at all. Babysitting babies in our family seems normal to us doing it without a pay because simply we are family just as long as we have nothing else to do very important.
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        04/29/15
        I don't think my mom would take any money anyway. I would offer at least something anyway. My mom is not rich and she could be spending that time doing something else.
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          04/29/15
          If it was an every day day-care type. Yes, I would. Here and there? Nope, we just take food if they are going to be there for a meal.
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            04/29/15
            No need to paid grandparents or even family members for watching kids on occasion. If they watch your kids on daily basis, that would be different!

            My parents don't want anything and they always bring something to make for food. When my in-laws babysit, my husband provides food for them, which is usually fast food that he picks up. They all help out from time to time, no regular schedule.

            My aunt will also help out (she is the closest family member to us) and never wants anything in return. We do invite my aunt and uncle over for a nice dinner every once in awhile, especially when she watches my daughter for an entire day.
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              04/29/15
              We live with my in-laws, and when we go out, we schedule it with them first. We also don't stay out insanely late, usually just a couple of hours. As payment to them, we usually tackle the weekend chores by ourselves so they don't have to
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                04/29/15
                Shauna
                Yes. I know they can be a handful. My grandmother would probably not accept it but i would still leave her something. Its a job watching my boys.
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                  05/03/15
                  I don't think I would ever pay a grandparent for babysitting, not that they would ever ask. All of my daughter's grandparents are established and well off upper-middle class people, and much better off than I am. When they babysit, they are paid in getting to spend one-on-one time with their Grandprincess! It does sound kind of selfish in words, but I think it's more-or-less an unspoken family rule.
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                    05/03/15
                    *on a side note, as we don't pay them, we try to at least be as courteous to them as possible. Make sure they have diapers, wipes, a change of clothes, everything they may need and a set schedule. What we're doing, when we'll be back, etc. Make it easier on them. It's important not to make them feel taken advantage of.
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