I babysit on nights and weekends and was asked to overnight babysit for one of my families. The kids are elementary school age and pretty self sufficient (though I will be making all of the meals, etc.) The parents will be gone for about 24 hours (from early afternoon to afternoon). I usually charge $10 an hour, regardless of the number of kids or time of babysitting, but I know that $240 would be a ridiculous amount to charge.
So, any idea what a reasonable flat fee would be in this situation? Should I just email back and ask what she had in mind?