Quoting lolajessup:" you probably live where the cost of living is higher, I live in a dirt poor neighborhood so they dont ... [snip!] ... in home daycare we used to use, it's $3/hr or $27/day. When I used to pay stay at home moms to watch my kid I would do $3/hr."
Wow, that is cheap, lol. Yeah things are a bit more pricey here.
But when I was talking to her today, she was comparing centers prices. I was like I don't feel I should pay that much for an in home though.. because it's not structured/teaching, etc. I get you have to stay home and can't just go run out when you need to.. but still. We kinda got in a fight, but I approached it wrong, and caught her off guard. Then I kinda misunderstood what she was saying and her reaction.
But I screwed myself, because I just payed her what I payed my old sitter. But she only had her 2 days a week, and I didn't look around enough and realize I was really overpaying. It was convenient, because she lived right downstairs from us. She's never babysat like this before. So I understand her point of view that it's not fair to have her more hours, and make almost the same she already was. But I'm not going to pay more than I would pay a center. So I felt like..well than you will have no money, lol