Just to wrap up yesterday’s discussion of babysitter fees, it would seem that those of us who are paying $7 are indeed getting away with the bare minimum. Parents who have found a sitter that they really like and want to keep fork out the (gulp) $10.
I’m resigned to paying the higher rate because we really like our three babysitters, they are all nice, responsible girls who live on our street. I really want to make it worth their while to come over here instead of taking a shift at McDonalds or going out with their friends.
But jeez, that sure does up the cost of date night, doesn’t it? A simple night out at the movies, with coffee and dessert after, is going to cost us over $100, with nearly half of that going to the sitter. At that rate, we’ll order in and get a rental instead!