Some of you btdt moms may be able to answer my question. We are going on a date (oh my gosh! First date in almost 3 years!!!) and we're going to have a friend's friend's teenage daughters watch our kids. We have 4 kids, 18mo-8yo. We're going to order pizza, it'll be daytime, so no bedtime/bath business or anything, just hanging out. I'm hoping my 18mo will be sleeping when I leave, but no promises on that, and if she isn't, she'll probably end up grumpy before we get back. We've never left her before, but I think she'll be pretty ok since she'll have her brothers and sister here. How on earth do we figure out how to pay them? I found some babysitter calculators online, and for our area, it said $9-$9.75/hour, but do we increase that since we have two babysitters? It's going to be about 4 hours total. We definitely don't want to under-pay them. We've never used babysitters before, and it's been more than 10 years since the last time I babysat.
Momma to 4 here and 4 in Heaven, cautiously expecting #5!
Ds1-9yo, Dd1-6yo, Ds2-3 1/2yo, Dd2-1 1/2yo.