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post #21 of 82 Old 09-08-2010, 01:10 PM
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Saying horse riding is stupid is soo lame and immature. I mean your doing her a favor. Where in the world is she doing you a favor? I see her doing a favor by paying you money for hrs of work time to me that's kinda sad she act that way.
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I just told her about the horse stable. I asked her if she wanted to check out their website. She will be coming down stairs soon. I told her that I'm going to be taking the horse riding lessons. I said that I needed to do something fun, and enjoy myself. After all I'm 16! Either she accepts it or not is her choice. Her choice isn't going to affect me though. I'm taking riding lessons no matter what now. I have a quick question...What time of the day, do stables usually give people lessons? I know that it probably varies from stable to stable, but I'm guessing that a stable usually doesn't give lessons at 6 pm. I'm going to be taking my first two lessons private.
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I would guess most stables give the majority of their lessons at times when people are not working or in school. So 6pm sounds like a time when they probably would be teaching.
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It really depends on a stable. My previous stable gave lessons something around 4-6pm (weekdays), sometimes even after that. At my current stable, the last lessons are given between 7 and 8pm (weekdays).

So most of the lessons are given during afternoon at least over here. Except weekends, they'll have also morning lessons then.

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I am confused by something. You say you are home schooled. When do you do your schooling if you are spending most of your days baby sitting for a relative?
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I'm not technically homeschooled, because I'm a vlacs student. Vlacs is an online public school. I get my work done on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I also will send in assignments when Lily is taking a nap.
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I also do some school work over the Summer. :)
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To answer your question.
Most stables when there an owner of a stable and don't have other stuff that they are doing they will do when ever you are avalible. I go in the eve or the morn on Saturdays and If I do a weekday lesson its in the eve mom works so yea. But it all depends. :)
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Ughh..I don't know what to do. I babysit my cousin 3 days a week from 6am-6pm. I have to wake up at 5am to get there! I only get paid $20 a day, and I get paid every other week. So it's a total of $120 when I get my 'check'. I'm happy to be getting paid and everything(used to do it for free), and I'm excited that I'm going to be able to start taking horse riding lessons. Just once a week.

Usually I take my aunt's car home with me when I leave and bring it in the morning. That's because she wants me there early(at 6 am). My mom and gram go past her house everyday to work, and they used to drop me off.

Now my aunt is telling me that I should be saving up for a car, because I won't be able to use her car.(I use her car to do her a favor! I'm not fond of waking up at 5am!). She told me that it was stupid to take horse riding lessons. I told her that that is what I want to do with my money.

The thing she doesn't seem to get, is the fact that I'm doing her a HUGE favor. She would have to pay a lot of money to get another babysitter or put her baby in daycare. I think she is kind of mad at me now. It's my money and I want to use it for horse back riding lessons. Do you think that she is being unreasonable? She acts like it is my problem, when really it is hers. I feel that she is taking advantage of me.

I'm 16, the horse stable is 10 minutes away from my house. I'm home-schooled, and its hard to babysit a baby! Speaking, that she is going to have another. I would put $20 a week in my bank account, so atleast I'm saving a little.
I apologize for my language, but that seems like bs. She is PAYING you. And if I'm not mistaken, once money leaves your possesion, it is up to the new cash owner on how to spend it. If you wanted to spend your $120 on scented stickers, whats it to her? (I wouldn't babysit somebody outside my siblings for that wage, btw)

And as you said, your mother and grandmother drive past her house on their way to work. If she refuses to let you use her car, just start hitching a ride with them again.
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This is a sticky situation. You are blessed with a big heart and kind for helping your family. I am sure most family members expect that family will watch their children for free.

It is your choice what you do with your money. Since it sounds like you want to keep the peace, I would not tell her what you are doing with the money which will then mean she can either continue to let you use her car to "let" you babysit or she will have to find another babysitter.

You are in the drivers seat here, no pun intended. There are plenty of other jobs out there for a 16 year old- there are not any other babysitters who will work out of the goodness of their heart.

Good luck and I hope it goes well when you get to talk to her.

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