Both my daughter and her partner work anti social hours so they rely on myself and my ex husband for (free) childminding for their 2 children.
They live an hours drive away and I originally agreed to help them out one afternoon/evening a week, every other weekend and some of the school holidays. But this time is gradually creeping up (I pay for my own petrol and buy food and clothes for the children).
Many years ago I took a part time job in a school in order to have the holidays off with my own children, I am now staying in the job because it fits in with my daughters working life.
Am I being unreasonable by telling them that now (after divorcing) I want to look for a full time job (I’m only 53) and won’t be able to look after their children during the week any more?
How much free childminding is too much?
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