I need opinions from outsiders. My kid's father and I have not been together since xmas. Since then we have established a custody and parenting time order. He is also ordered to pay child support. Our parenting time is 50/50. He has not payed any child support at this point, due to paperwork not going through because he would not provide the needed info. He is currently layed off from work and has been since xmas. I was a stay at home mom with no source of income other than what he provided. I recently got a job and since my son's father was layed off and Ive had no income since xmas, I asked if he would watch our son on my custody days so I could work. I said I needed help until I could make money and find another option at the least. He agreed only if I payed him. Ive had no other option as far as someone to watch our son so I agreed. Our custody days change every 2 days so there is never a set schedule which makes finding a sitter very hard. Daycare is my only other option. Does it seem ridiculous for me to pay him? I provide food, diapers and wipes. Is cash on top of that crazy? I am more than willing to watch our son on his days for no compensation. I kind of thought thats what we should do for each other and our son. My friends say its stupid. I'm just not sure.