On Providing Childcare for Grandchildren
I would appreciate your thoughts. My eldest now has an 8 week old and I was asked to take care of him this summer while on school break. He will be dropped off at approximately 6:30 am and picked up around 3:30 pm. Both parents work full time. They were expecting me to do this without being paid thinking I could help them out and spend time with my grandson. To me there is a huge difference between bonding and daycare. I have no problem with a few hours here and there so they can have date night or run errands or what have you, but this to me is a job. I said I wanted to be paid and asked for the same amount I paid my child's grandmother 20 plus years ago. This is causing some resentment in the family on all sides. From them, my spouse and my other children. For Grands who provide childcare, do you require payment? Please note that I usually have a summer job for budgetary reasons.