According to the New York Post, a woman, Nina, and her husband are having financial issues. Nina’s daughter is merely a few months old and she is looking to put her in daycare; however, due to her and her husband’s credit card debt, she fears daycare expenses would put them further in the hole.
Nina had hopes of having her daughter’s grandmother help them; however, the woman was shocked once the grandmother informed her that she will be charging an hourly rate to babysit her grandchild. The Post reports that the grandmother’s reason for charging wasn’t for money but because she was upset that Nina had decided to return to work instead of staying home with her daughter.
Nina said on Reddit,
“My mum is 64, and has been a stay-at-home-mom since 1992 and hasn’t been part of the workforce since then.”
“She refused, saying she’s too old and that she already raised her kids… She also added that if I really wanted this baby, then maybe I should have thought about staying home like she did to take care of it while my partner goes to work and provides for us like a ‘traditional’ family.”
The 29-year-old continued to say,
”We are currently in a small one-bedroom apartment in a metropolitan area and would need to save money to move to a two-bedroom once the baby grows up. In a couple of years, we will need more space. When I explained all this to my mom, she told me she will charge me $20/hour for each hour she takes care of the baby, plus late fees if we’re late for pick-up.”
In addition to the payment, there were equipment requirements that her mother demanded which included, diapers, a stroller, a car seat, and bottles. Also, the unidentified grandmother said that she will not babysit at her daughter’s home.
#Clique, what are your thoughts?