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Old 12-17-2006, 10:59 AM   #8
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Re: what to pay a babysitter?

wow, if i got paid $80 as a 13 year old i'd be ecstatic!

when we lived in seattle, we paid $15/hr for a nanny to watch our kid for 7 hours! but we didn't know any 13 year olds, we had a fussy infant son who ended up needing a lot of care / comforting for 3 of those hours, and we knew she was totally reliable and good and didn't want to sitter-shop.
needless to say, that was the only time we went out for a while!

now we live next door to a 13 year old and pay her $5/hr for 1 sleeping kid. i would probably pay more if she actually had to do something besides watch tv.
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