Whoa there Nellie. Get down off that exercise equipment.
Host Mom Mimi dropped an aside that felt like a bomb.
In her comments on Slush Funds vs. Petty Cash jars, Mimi mentions:
“If our AP takes the kids to the gym while she is on the clock, she is responsible for babysitting room fees.”
HRHM asks in a more polite way:
“Just curious if your kids like going to the gym babysitting? Mine would not and I don’t think I’d allow it, even if she was paying the fees. I’m assuming your kids do…”
I understand that if a host parent can use the babysitting at the gym, one might think it’s fine for the Au Pair to do the same, but…. that wouldn’t fly in my house. Am I over-reacting? Please advise.
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