Long rant, I apologize!
This is probably going to come off as a little rude but...
I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant with #2. My oldest is 18 months. My husband & I decided when she was born, that I'd stay home with her. With that being said, in the 18 months I've stayed home, I've been asked by 6 friends/family members/neighbors to babysit. And 3 of them wanted me to watch their kids more 'regularly,' basically like a part time daycare. One didn't have a set schedule, so wanted me to watch her toddler last minute, a few times a week! Like she honestly thought I do nothing except sit at home all day long with my toddler. And one family member has 4 kids, all under 7 years. I have never been one to enjoy babysitting, even as a teenager. I don't mind watching my own nieces & nephews here & there, or close friends kids, but I just feel guilty saying no. But with a new baby on the way & already being tired from my incredibly busy toddler, I have no interest in being a free backup babysitter for everybody else. Anybody else ever been in this situation? I feel like such a jerk for saying no, & I honestly have no excuse other than being tired from my own child.