Grandma Demands Payment for Babysitting: Is It Fair or Unreasonable? 😲

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Picture this: You're a busy single mom, and you need someone to watch your 8-year-old daughter for a few hours while you run some errands. Who do you call? Grandma, of course! After all, she's always been there to help out, and she loves spending time with her granddaughter. But what if Grandma suddenly demands to be paid for her babysitting services? 😱 That's the dilemma one mom found herself in, and it's caused quite the family drama. Let's dive into this story and see what's going on... 🍿

A Mother-Daughter Bond 💕

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The Babysitting Agreement 📝

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A Sudden Change of Heart 💔

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Grandma's New Demand 💵

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No Backup Plan 🚫

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Friend's Two Cents 💬

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Grandma's Generosity 🤔

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Some Background Info 🕵️‍♀️

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The Nanny Situation 🤱

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Grandma's Age and Enjoyment 👵

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Grandma's Babysitting Fees: Fair or Foul? 💸

Our protagonist, a single mom, has always relied on her mother to watch her 8-year-old daughter for free. The only time she's ever paid her mom for babysitting was during long work trips, at a rate of $115/day. But now, Grandma's demanding to be paid for every hour she spends with her granddaughter, even if it's just for a few hours! 😳 This led to a heated argument between the two, and the mom had to bring her daughter along on her errands. A friend suggested that she should pay her mom for babysitting every time, but our protagonist doesn't understand why her well-off mother would ask for payment when her own grandmother never did. With a nanny already on the payroll and a father who's not in the picture, this mom is left wondering if she's in the wrong for refusing to pay her mother for short babysitting stints. Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🤔

When free babysitting becomes a routine, should grandparents get paid? 💰

Bulky-Passenger-5284 | Bulky-Passenger-5284

Boundaries are important, don't take advantage of family members 🙏

EggplantIll4927 | EggplantIll4927

User calls out OP for taking advantage of mother's time. YTA 🔥

ResurrectionScary | ResurrectionScary

User thinks OP is the a**hole for taking mother for granted.

concretism | concretism

Is the mother asking for too much or grandmother being unreasonable? 🤔

BallantyneR | BallantyneR

User accuses OP of being selfish for not compensating mom. YTA

Content-Potential191 | Content-Potential191

Parenting comes with sacrifices. Don't take your mother for granted. YTA.

minilovemuffin | minilovemuffin

Respectful suggestion to resolve payment issue with grandma 👍

YSterling22 | YSterling22

User calls out entitlement in not paying for babysitting.

writingisfreedom | writingisfreedom

Cultural differences in paying grandparents for babysitting 😕

Secure-Classic-1225 | Secure-Classic-1225

Don't expect free childcare from Grandma! YTA 😑

ToxicChildhood | ToxicChildhood

Redditor calls out OP for not compensating grandma. 😒

muffalowing | muffalowing

Cultural perspective on grandma demanding payment for babysitting 🤔

Apprehensive_Pea_228 | Apprehensive_Pea_228

Grandma says babysitting is a joy, not a job! 😊

raeole | raeole

Unpaid babysitting: cultural differences and expectations. YTA or NTA?

greytoshi | greytoshi

Paying grandma for babysitting is a fair ask 👍

BPDSENTeacher | BPDSENTeacher

Don't be entitled. Being a grandparent doesn't make them responsible. 🚫

Designer_Bathroom_23 | Designer_Bathroom_23

User suggests more info needed to judge grandma's demands 🤔

AntSpiritual3269 | AntSpiritual3269

Grandparents asking for payment to babysit? NTA wins.

Green-Dragon-14 | Green-Dragon-14

User believes grandma is not obligated to babysit for free.

Square_Owl5883 | Square_Owl5883

User calls out entitlement of not paying grandma for babysitting 🔫

JomolaMomo | JomolaMomo

Redditors discuss family and money - is it transactional or not? 💰

Working-Health-9693 | Working-Health-9693

Grandma deserves payment for babysitting. YTA is correct.

weavs13 | weavs13

Grandma demands respect for her time and childcare services. 👥🏼

LorelaiToYourRory | LorelaiToYourRory

Grandma lovingly babysits grandsons and doesn't expect payment 😍

PNL-Maine | PNL-Maine

Boomers criticized for being selfish grandparents, NTA for expecting reciprocity 😒

Extension-Claim-1213 | Extension-Claim-1213

Don't take your family for granted. Always show appreciation. 🙌

DamnitGravity | DamnitGravity

User thinks OP is selfish for not compensating grandma.

SammiiSamantha | SammiiSamantha

Establishing boundaries: YTA for telling instead of asking. 😔

West-Improvement2449 | West-Improvement2449

Paying parents to live at home? Paying grandma to babysit? 🤯

Oufoupia | Oufoupia

User argues against expecting free babysitting from grandparents. 🤔

Andante79 | Andante79

User calls out OP for treating their mom like a free babysitter. 💐

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Cultural differences in expectations of family support 🤔

DSHUDSHU | DSHUDSHU

Grandma asked to be paid for babysitting, YTA for attitude 😒

oodlesofotters | oodlesofotters

Parent criticized for asking free childcare, called YTA.

Strange_Salamander33 | Strange_Salamander33

Grandma is a great help but demanding payment is unreasonable 😑

Natural_Commission15 | Natural_Commission15

User argues OP is selfish and YTA for not paying.

Megmelons55 | Megmelons55

Relative babysitting not a given; paying prevents overuse. 🙏

Diaammond | Diaammond

Sudden payment demand from grandma? Have an honest conversation 👍

ConsistentRough4128 | ConsistentRough4128

OP is the a**hole for taking advantage of their mother's time and effort.

armavirumquecanooo | armavirumquecanooo

User argues OP should pay for frequent babysitting by mother 🤔

jjj68548 | jjj68548

Grandma wants payment for babysitting, commenter calls out entitlement. YTA 😠

Hopeful-Avocado789 | Hopeful-Avocado789

Ouch! Harsh criticism for this parent's childcare choices 😬

YesterdaySimilar2069 | YesterdaySimilar2069

Redditors agree: OP is the a**hole for exploiting their mother 🤨

debzmonkey | debzmonkey

Entitled parent demands free babysitting and gets called out. 😂

ConvivialKat | ConvivialKat

Mum cracks down on unpaid babysitting, YTA called out 😠

Sudden-Possible3263 | Sudden-Possible3263

Grandma's demand for payment criticized as selfish 🤷‍♀️

bakedfruit420 | bakedfruit420

Grandparent-grandchild relationship should not be based on money 🙏

Electronic-Cod-8860 | Electronic-Cod-8860

Grandma loves spending time with grandchild, deserves appreciation 😊

coldcuts25 | coldcuts25

Advice to apologize to entitled OP for taking advantage of mom 🤷

Hot-Radish-9723 | Hot-Radish-9723

User calls out entitled attitude towards free babysitting. 😱

Irishtemper98 | Irishtemper98

Grandma may just be trying to set some boundaries 🤔

underhand_toss | underhand_toss

Watch your words: Asking vs. dumping. YTA called out. 😕

Timesup21 | Timesup21

User accuses OP of entitlement for not paying own mother. 💰

SIIRCM | SIIRCM

Assertive or aggressive? Communication can make or break relationships. 👥

throwawtphone | throwawtphone

Grandma deserves appreciation, not exploitation. YTA in denial 😕

FluffyPancakeLover | FluffyPancakeLover

Grandparent loves babysitting and considers it a privilege 😍

Libby_Grace | Libby_Grace

User calls out entitled behavior when refusing to pay grandma.

killdagrrrl | killdagrrrl

Should you pay grandma for babysitting? YTA comment says yes.

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User calls out entitlement in demanding free babysitting from family. 😱

senditloud | senditloud

🤯 Entitled parent demands free childcare, called out for it. YTA.

amyOPS | amyOPS

User calls out entitlement in expecting free babysitting from mother

Hawkfan4_life | Hawkfan4_life

User calls out entitled behavior and lack of gratitude. 👏

LynnChat | LynnChat

8-year-old is capable of running errands, parent is entitled 😑

HappyLucyD | HappyLucyD

User defends grandma's right to fair compensation, calls OP YTA 🤔

Arbol252 | Arbol252

Single mom offers payment, but OP feels mom is unappreciated 😕

BWM_Dimples | BWM_Dimples

User calls out OP for not paying their mom for babysitting 🚨

Hellooutthere1122 | Hellooutthere1122

Demanding babysitting and payment? Both are TA 😒

kindofcomfy | kindofcomfy

User calls out OP for being entitled and cheap. YTA 😑

bofh000 | bofh000

Don't take Grandma for granted. YTA in this scenario 🙄

exotics | exotics

The guilt-free grandma babysitter vs the modern payment debate 🤣

unicornsandpumpkins | unicornsandpumpkins

Harsh but fair criticism of entitled parent. 😕

cryssylee90 | cryssylee90

User calls out OP for not paying mother for babysitting 🤨

Fantastic_Time8783 | Fantastic_Time8783

User thinks OP is entitled and ungrateful for not paying 🤔

BitchySublime | BitchySublime

Grandpa shares his experience and calls out OP for being entitled 😠

DavefromCA | DavefromCA

User thinks OP is an a**hole for not paying mom.

MonicaHuang | MonicaHuang

Babysitting pay insultingly low for 24-hour care? 🤔

fortheculture303 | fortheculture303

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