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Old 04-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #21
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Re: Grandparents watching kids?

We dont pay my mom to watch my son, she wouldnt take it anyways. Its only a few hours a day though.... (3p-6p)


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Old 05-21-2013, 05:45 PM   #22
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My mom watches my dd one day a week for work then usually a half day for date day and I pay her $50 a paycheck. Not much but some!
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:45 PM   #23
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My mom watches my 3 kids full time at my house. We don't pay her. But I get her nice mothers day/christmas gifts.

there is a trade off, though. she stresses me out, and she doesn't do things the way i want. but 3 kids in daycare is a huge chunk of money, so we put up with her (and are in therapy) because financially, it would be a huge hit if she stopped watching them. But we have NO privacy since she is in my house all day every day. And she openly criticizes our parenting. i finally (with the help of some counseling) have started saying to her--"I am their mother, and this is my choice" when she tells me I am doing it wrong.

the line between parent and grandparent are way too blurred since she is full time care. she spends a ton of money on them, and feels like their parent.
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