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|Mon, 08-12-2013 - 3:59pm|
Good news is that I'm going to be a grandma again! My youngest is expecting her first child in January! Bad news (although maybe not so bad?) is that they asked if I would babysit for them when my daughter firsts goes back to work. She's a teacher so it would be for a couple of months until the school year is out.
While I have helped out when my grandkids are born, going to stay with the parents when they need me to, help out with housework or whatever needs done, etc. it hasn't ever been a long term thing. I'll help out when they need me to, but my life is still my own. My daughter is already trying to figure out what they'll do when their baby is born. Financially, it would help them out a great deal if I help them in this area. I can't believe how expensive sitters are! I'm so torn, because it would be wonderful to have that time with my grandchild, I'm also going to miss having my freedom. I'm sure I'll cave in, especially after seeing him or her for the first time.
I know there is going to be some grumbling from her siblings since I didn't do this for them. I just feel the circumstances are different, her and her husband don't make as much money. I do babysit for them, so it's not like I'm only doing for one and not the other.
What would you do?