We are trying to do this Date Night thing that is supposed to keep marriages alive and burning. I have to say my husband is more proactive than I am about making sure we continue to have date nights.
We no longer have the struggle of what to do; there are plenty of things to do around here. Now we have the struggle with HOW MUCH TO PAY THE BABYSITTER…
If you’ve been reading for any amount of time you know how cheap frugal I am. My husband is the same way, if not more so when it comes to “tipping” people. So we need some help.
We have a six year old who is a little talkative, but very compliant. A babysitter’s dream. We also have a 19 month old. You know her and her antics. But she goes to bed around 8pm. Actually both of them do. We have a girl here who is 13 and has sat for us maybe twice now. When we were “interviewing” her we asked her how much she charges. She gave the typical babysitter response that they’re taught somewhere to say: “Oh, whatever you feel like paying me.” Uggh.
Before we embitter her against us I want to know if we’re hitting the mark as to what babysitter’s should make. She lives just down the street so she walks to and from the house.