SAHM: So you can watch my kids, right?
I recently became a SAHM and the question has already been asked, “So, if there’s an emergency, we can just bring the kids over to your house, right?” It wasn’t even really a question. It was a statement. I’m not really sure what to say to be honest. I couldn’t stay home with our first child because we couldn’t afford it financially. Now, with our second being over a year old, we are at a place where we can, but are making sacrifices to do so. There have been so many late working nights that I couldn’t spend time with my family, and I’m looking forward to finally putting my family first. However, it’s a family member that said to me if their daycare is was closed, they could just bring their child to our house. And while I’d love to spend time with their child, I also have a little one that requires a lot of attention. Not to mention that I’ll be responsible for the cooking, cleaning, errands and dropping off/picking up our child going to elementary school. We don’t make a lot of money for me to do this. Am I being unreasonable for wanting to say no? How have you handled this situation?