- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
As you may or may not know (from reading the boards) I have three children of my own. My eldest is 11 and then I Have a 6 year old in kindergarten and a 3 year old.
A friend of my eleven year old’s mother contacted me, regarding a favor.
she is starting an internship and wanted to know if I would possibly drive her daughter to school with my daughter every morning for the next 11 weeks.
She would be dropping her daughter off, at my home, at 6:30AM. (Which by the way is earlier than we all wake up).
she mentioned payment but didnt’ say how much.
Fast foward to today, where she tells me this coming Monday is her start date.
I wrote her back to clarify that it would be every morning at 6:30 am, and she replied yes, and possibly sometimes after school untill 6pm.
I let her know that it’s a bit much every morning and after school to have her child, plus my three doing pickups and drop offs. She said she understood and that we would just work on mornings for “now”.
When I asked her if she thought 50.00 a week would be ok, she said she would get back to me in an hour, and wanted to make sure that even if my two children were sick, would I still be available to drive her daughter, and I told her yes.
She just wrote me a text saying , “I just want to know, what would 50.00 cover?”
I wrote to her that…
it would cover the week and was there an amount she was more comfortable with?
Am I wrong, should I do this as a “favor”? And not expect monetary compensation for it. She is not a friend, in the sense that we hang out w/out or with our children on a regular basis. OUr children are not close and I may be see her daughter at our home ever few months if that (she is never invited to sleep over there because the mother has fibro)
Need your advice or thoughts please:)