Yup. That's pretty much all this post is about. How much do you pay your babysitters?
I'm just being completely nosey. Maybe it's none of my business. But I'm just curious if we're even in the ballpark. I don't want to be the family that the babysitters avoid because we're cheapskates. And I do love our sitters and want to know that we appreciate what they do.
So, I'll be honest with you. When we just needed a sitter for our 2 girls, we paid $5/hour to high schoolers and $6 to college girls. Now that we have 3 kids, we've upped it to $6-7/hour. Is that way below what we should pay? (And I'm talking midwest pay here - I've heard what some of you big city folks pay and nearly peed my pants.)
Also, before you judge us... you should know that our kids go to bed at 7:30. Usually we need a sitter around 6:00, so for the majority of the time, the kids are in bed.
So, help me out! Tell me what you pay! And if you want to tell me anonymously, I totally respect that.
Or, if you are a babysitter, what do you think is fair? (Because I know my "mommy-blog" has a huge following with the hip young crowd.)