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A Missouri mom has sparked debate on the internet after she shared a TikTok showing off how she offers her son's babysitter a few extra bucks by doing household chores. Katrina Ivan, an eighth grade science teacher and small business owner shared a TikTok about how she offers her toddler's babysitter a few extra bucks by leaving a list of household chores with a designated dollar amount. The note read, "You are more than welcome to hang out and watch TV all night, but if you want to make some extra cash, these jobs are up for grabs." Ivan listed a few chores such as organizing the kitchen island, vacuuming the couch, sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor, etc. along with the amount of money she would earn for doing it. The prices varied for each chore, some being worth $10 while other were worth $15. She ended the note by saying, "Just let me know if you decided to do any of these and the grand total I owe you on top of the babysitting money."

"I was like, ‘here's what I need done,’ and I just assigned money values to each [chore]," Ivan told Fox News. "And [the sitter] was all over it." The babysitter, Em Rice, jumped on the opportunity to make some extra money while the child slept. According to Ivan, Rice is one of her former students and the 18-year-old has been babysitting for the family for years. "I heard the Ring Doorbell go off after we left," Ivan told Fox News. "We were barely out of our neighborhood and she was cleaning the front door. I was like, apparently she did like the idea, because she really started on it right away. She ended up making really good money."

The video sparked debate on TikTok. One user commented, I think $10 is too cheap for some of these tasks considering the amount of work [and] size of the mess." Another user commented, "I would love to be offered this, especially if the kiddo(s) are sleeping." Ivan spoke about her choice to leave the note saying, "There are not a lot of people out there putting the worst parts of their home on TikTok. You see creators who have pristine homes, and you just know behind them is the clutter of junk that they've moved to take that video. I took literally the messiest parts of my house and put it out there." She continued, "It just kind of shows that parents are all struggling right now. So instead of drowning, why not just reach up and grab a life support? If you need a village, and you don't have one, a lot of people are turning to TikTok to be their village."

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