Quick backstory: I have a friend that watches a couple of school age kids. Her youngest daughter and my youngest daughter are best friends (they are 5 years old).
My mom turns 85 this Decemeber and wants to take me and my three brothers on a trip. This requires me to find childcare for my three kiddos while I am gone. I asked thid friend of mine if she would consider doing it, but she won't tell me what to pay her (doesn't want to take ANY money, but that makes me uncomfortable).
My 11yo and 9 yo would get on the bus in the morning and take the bus to her house (3pmish), DH would pick them up by 6pm, hopefully. So three hours. My 5yo is in afternoon Kindergarten, so she would get dropped off at this friend;s house at 7:30 and be there until noon. Then go back there from 3:30pm until 6pm.
What should I offer to pay her for the five days??? I don't want to offer too little, but we are also not flush with cash, so I don't want to pay too much either...