Post # 1
I’ve been laid off and been having a hard time looking for a job. Now a bit desperate to take just about anything. My SIL asked if I can babysit her 1 year old during the week now, she has no babysitter. I really don’t want to, I’m flattered that she asked me, but watching a baby is soo much work. Have to give it up to all the stay at home moms, it’s work. Anyway, how do I say no to babysitting without hurting her feelings, I’m worried if I say no, she and her husband will resent me? Or should I just go with it? Thanks.
Post # 3
If your desperate for anything, maybe the money involved in babysitting won’ t be so bad?
Post # 4
@SamanthaLovesJames: I doubt they will resent you.
Post # 5
You say, “I’m really sorry, but I can’t.” I am asked to babysit all the time, and since I HATE babysitting, I always say no. “I’m sorry, but I have plans,” works, too, but it’s a lie most of the time…
OR, if you don’t mind doing a few days, you could say, “I can watch him on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I will be getting a new job soon.”
OR…find a new job RIGHT NOW! It’s, like, easy right? ugh.
Post # 6
Tell her finding a new job is now your full time job and you really need to devote your time to that. They may be thinking they’re helping you out.
Post # 8
What happens if you land an interview… you can’t just drop the babysitting, she won’t have a back-up plan….. so I would say no, just because of that.