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Adventures in cousinsitting.

So, question. I'm babysitting my cousin's kids this weekend, a 4 year old and a 2 year old. My cousin and his wife are going to a thing in the city and I'll probably be at their house from 5:30 til after midnight. They're paying me, but... what the heck should I charge? I mean, they're family, and half the time I'm there the rugrats will probably be asleep... on the other hand, I am a credentialed professional who usually makes $40/hr working outside the duty day. Probably a bit more than the cousin would be willing to shell out...

So, opinions?
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I am a qualified teacher working as a nanny and I get $12/hr in Canada....

if that's any help :)
...I remember being talked out of $10/hr when I was 13, down to $5/hr. Cheapskate neighbours.

I'd say $20 seems reasonable to me. But then, what do I know?