Is your mother paying you for this? If so, save up about 50-100 dollars of the money, and set it aside and DO NOT SPEND IT! When an event comes around like a party, dance, or just a fun invite with friends, use this money to hire a babysitter. I know it sounds unfair that you have to spend your own money, but your mother really is working hard to make ends meet. If your mother is not paying you, try this: since it's summer, you have free time. Put up a couple flyers advertising a story hour or craft hour, or day camp. For the day camp etc., just pick dates and times and rates, and when the parents drop off kids and pay you, plan a couple crafts, books, walks around the block, sprinkler games,etc. This way, you are looking after your siblings, as well as making money, as well as not using your mother's money! Remember to put aside some "sitter funds". If you want help on planning a day camp, e-mail me from my profile, and I'll help you.
running a day camp and having not-well-off parents.
· 1 decade ago