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Not worth it ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocala, FL, United States 1397 posts
13th Feb '13

it will cost me $100 a day for my children to be in daycare. so i can work. i wouldnt even make $100 a day. but we need the extra income

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
13th Feb '13

Sounds about right. That's why I'm done at 2. Aren't any of them in school?

T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12587 posts
13th Feb '13

yep totally know the feeling!

RadioactiveCat Due November 8 (boy); 1 child; Roanoke, VA, United States 22749 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting ExhaustedMommy:" it will cost me $100 a day for my children to be in daycare. so i can work. i wouldnt even make $100 a day. but we need the extra income"


I would be looking into working from home at that rate.

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocala, FL, United States 1397 posts
13th Feb '13

my 4yr old is in VPK for 3hours a day but thats it

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
13th Feb '13

Sounds about right...Which is why I'm glad we don't have to fight with daycare. I think we once priced it out at about $120 a day for our brood...And that was without factoring in our youngest daughter.



Have you thought of running a dayhome yourself? Might be worth it, if you're already home with the little ones.

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocala, FL, United States 1397 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Blue Song:" Sounds about right...Which is why I'm glad we don't have to fight with daycare. I think we once priced ... [snip!] ... daughter. Have you thought of running a dayhome yourself? Might be worth it, if you're already home with the little ones."


i take care of my neice and nephew as well as my 4 and im already going crazy. so running my own is a huge no-no

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting ExhaustedMommy:" i take care of my neice and nephew as well as my 4 and im already going crazy. so running my own is a huge no-no"


Do you not get paid for watching them?

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocala, FL, United States 1397 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" Do you not get paid for watching them?"


no i used to but it was only $10 i said it was so cheap i might as well do it for free. so i stopped asking her to pay me

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting ExhaustedMommy:" i take care of my neice and nephew as well as my 4 and im already going crazy. so running my own is a huge no-no"


Hmm...That's a tough place to be in. I totally get it. I've got my crew, and they exhaust me.



None of them are in school, though? And do you get paid for taking care of your niece and nephew?

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting ExhaustedMommy:" no i used to but it was only $10 i said it was so cheap i might as well do it for free. so i stopped asking her to pay me"


I would ask if there's anyway she could pay you more. Does she provide food for them at least?



Do you coupon?

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocala, FL, United States 1397 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" I would ask if there's anyway she could pay you more. Does she provide food for them at least? Do you coupon? "



no i dont coupon i used to but out here the deals and coupons aretn worth it.



and no i buy the food.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46060 posts
13th Feb '13

Try and find a job on an opposite shift than your husband.

ExhaustedMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ocala, FL, United States 1397 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Try and find a job on an opposite shift than your husband."


thats what i was thinking but honestly he doesnt have the patience to be home with 4 kids and i already have a job waiting for me whenever im ready as a waitress/delivery girl during the same times he works

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
13th Feb '13

Well if you went to work she would then have to pay daycare. It's not fair she gets free childcare n you struggle.



I would start your own daycare and ask her to pay full price if not look after 2 other kids whose mother will pay