Karin - posted on 11/04/2011 ( 52 moms have responded )
I was baffled by some of the responses to paying Gran to watch the grand kids. i think there is a big difference between caring for a child full time 5 days a week from 7-7pm and babysitting for short term occasions. I think from some of the people who left messages here that it should be done for free and out of love is taking a lot for granted. It's not just babysitting!! The grandmother caretaker is not only responsible for changing diapers and feeding, she is a person who will help shape this little child's life. It's a human life; not slinging hamburgers at McDonald's, which would pay more according to what some of you believe is fair pay. I would take this job very seriously.