I need your guy's help, opinions, and advice.
Heres the situtaion: My sis-in-law is talking like she's going to go start working as a pumper (part-time) more or less. Her husband and her are trying to get things together to be their own contractor and start their own pumping business. So she was telling her mother last night all the people she's going to have to help watch her girls while she does this, for its a long boring day for them (of course). Luckily my name wasn't on the list since I'm pregnant, she doesn't want to give me the extra stress. But that doesn't mean I'm off scotch free later on down the road, (and I'm talking in general). So I'm asking what do you feel the reasonable response is?
My feelings: I feel that a mother should be home with her children while they are young. Once they are in school and the mother wants to work or needs to work she should do it, but to always remember that her family is her top priority. Now if the mother has to work because of finiacial situtation or family circumstances, then I totally understand that. And I would be ok helping someone out in that situtaion. Now a person who is going to work, doesn't need the extra money, so she turns to those family members to help her out and watch her kids with no payment I think is wrong. She is going to work, making extra money, she can pay to have her children watched. Am I wrong and cold hearted?
If I get asked in the future by a family member to watch their kids so they can go to work (circumstance permitting) would I be wrong in saying only if you pay me to do so? Or am I in the right? I have no problem watching the kids when they go to the city, shopping, doctors appointments, etc, they do the same for me.
Whats your thoughts? Seriously I know I'll get asked to do this in the future.