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babysitting Miss Ashley +2 2 kids; New York 3790 posts
29th Nov '12

So my daughter is a month old now and I am thinking about going back to school soon. I dont exactly want to put her in a daycare yet but I don't have family that can watch her all the time. So I was thinking about asking her fathers family to help out. Her father isn't involved but the last time I talked to his family they said they wanted to be involved. I feel kind of awkward asking them since they don't know me very well. I also don't want to make them feel like they have to babysit or make them feel bad for me and do it out of pity. I figured asking them would be a good way to let them be involved without really having to go through me.



I just don't know how to go about asking.

3rdxsacharm Due April 29 (girl); 2 kids; Burdett, New York 159 posts
29th Nov '12

Do you have any kind of relationship with them? If so I would start by telling them you want to go back to school and then tell them you wanted to give them the first chance to watch your little one while you do. That way it doesn't sound so much like your looking for the help as offering them a chance to bond with the baby.

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16010 posts
status 29th Nov '12

Just tell them that you are looking for a babysitter and wanted to give them first option since they are family. And tell them if not that is perfectly fine, you were just be considerate to them seeing her

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
29th Nov '12

I would just say "hey i decided to go back to school and was wondering if there was anyone that was interested or available to watch LO at that time".

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
29th Nov '12

I would just let them know that you're going back to school and that you wanted to give them the opportunity to see her and watch her before you asked someone else.

Miss Ashley +2 2 kids; New York 3790 posts
29th Nov '12

I feel like the way I say things is just so awkward. I get toooo loose lipped and wind up saying too much lmao maybe ill type something up and put it here and you guys could tell me if it sounds like too much!

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16010 posts
status 29th Nov '12
Quoting Miss Ashley +2:" I feel like the way I say things is just so awkward. I get toooo loose lipped and wind up saying too ... [snip!] ... wind up saying too much lmao maybe ill type something up and put it here and you guys could tell me if it sounds like too much!"


Go for it lol

Miss Ashley +2 2 kids; New York 3790 posts
29th Nov '12

Hey ____ So I am going to be going back to school soon, just taking a few classes a week.I was wondering if you or your sister or your mom would be interested in helping watch Addison. I figured it would be a good way to keep you all involved with her and I would much rather have family watch her then some random person since I know she would be more loved by family. I don't have an set dates or times yet for school, I am going to try and work it around a schedule that works. So I may do night classes or day classes even weekends (if they have it lol). I know both you and your mom have the babies, so if it doesn't work that is okay i completely understand. I just really would rather her be with family instead of some day care. Thank you let me know =)

3rdxsacharm Due April 29 (girl); 2 kids; Burdett, New York 159 posts
29th Nov '12

Sounds pretty good... Maybe a touch of over explaining yourself, but the concept is great and too the point :) Good luck!

Miss Ashley +2 2 kids; New York 3790 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting 3rdxsacharm:" Sounds pretty good... Maybe a touch of over explaining yourself, but the concept is great and too the point :) Good luck!"


see i have a tendency of over explaining lmao



i don't know what it is, nervous rambling?

3rdxsacharm Due April 29 (girl); 2 kids; Burdett, New York 159 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Miss Ashley +2:" see i have a tendency of over explaining lmao i don't know what it is, nervous rambling? "


lol..don't feel bad I do the same thing... I can tell you it looks like your over explaining to me but in the same boat I would do the same thing..

Miss Ashley +2 2 kids; New York 3790 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting 3rdxsacharm:" lol..don't feel bad I do the same thing... I can tell you it looks like your over explaining to me but in the same boat I would do the same thing.."


see and she (the sister i have had contact with) doesn't respond well to OVER explaining lmfao



what do you think i could take out

3rdxsacharm Due April 29 (girl); 2 kids; Burdett, New York 159 posts
29th Nov '12

Hey ____ So I am going to be going back to school soon. I was wondering if you or your sister or your mom would be interested in helping watch Addison. I figured it would be a good way to keep you all involved with her and I would much rather have family watch her then some random person since I know she would be more loved by family. I don't have any set dates or times yet for school, I am going to try and work it around a schedule that works for all of us.



There ya go... It says what you want them to know without overwhelming with details..then if they want to ask questions they can and you can answer accordingly. :)

Miss Ashley +2 2 kids; New York 3790 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting 3rdxsacharm:" Hey ____ So I am going to be going back to school soon. I was wondering if you or your sister or your ... [snip!] ... them to know without overwhelming with details..then if they want to ask questions they can and you can answer accordingly. :)"


that just looks much better haha.



thank you very very much !

3rdxsacharm Due April 29 (girl); 2 kids; Burdett, New York 159 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Miss Ashley +2:" that just looks much better haha. thank you y very very much !"


Your so very welcome glad I could help!! I hope they are willing to work with you :)