I absolutely cannot believe what my aunt told me last night... I finally confronted her about me babysitting Nicole all the time, and do you know what she had the nerve to say?! She basically said something along the lines of: I can't afford to stay home and sit on my ass all day, I need to go to work so that I can afford all of this and take care of my daughter. I can't take her to work with me, and since you don't want to take care of her, what do you expect me to do? Adjust her sleep schedule so that she'll be sleeping while I'm at work??? Now...I'm not sure if she would actually do that or not. But I wouldn't discount it. When Nicole was a baby (under a year), my aunt went grocery shopping for an hour and a half while Nicole was home alone sleeping in her crib. She got hell about this from our family, and from what I understand it hasn't really happened since then. She's really starting to back me into a corner here. I really don't care about not getting paid anymore, as long as Nicole is being taken care of... ...I honestly feel sorry for Nicole sometimes. She has a mother who doesn't have any time for her and a father who has to work so hard and such long hours just so that they can afford their home and food.