Originally Posted by wishingforahorse
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.