Recently, I started babysitting about 10 hours a week for a family that lives next door to several of my piano students. The mom was in need of someone who was flexible and wanted a small amount of hours– normally, daycare centers require that you at least pay for more than 10 hours a week.
So, I told the mother that I could take the job for as long as I can, seeing as I have other priorities such as schoolwork and my piano students. Both of the children, ages 6 mo. and 2 yrs., are very well behaved. The baby girl sleeps around 1/2 of the time that I’m there, and the little boy loves to play with his toys while the tv is on. Most of my duties revolve around a few diapers and making peanut butter sandwiches with sprinkles.
For right now, it’s an extra $100/week, paid to me in cash. Instead of depositing it, Jesse and I have decided to put it away into a safe box and let it accumulate. We have yet to do something nice for our anniversary, so I’d love it if we could use it for a vacation and some nice jewelry(??). So far, we only have $200 in cash in there right now. If the Mustang breaks or something goes wrong and our savings can’t handle it, of course the fund will have to be used towards that. But until then, I can hope!! Does anyone have any good vacation suggestions?