I just don't know what to think of this. My initial gut reaction is that it's a little too strange, but the perks are too good to dismiss the idea right off the bat. If anyone has an opinion, by all means, chime in. Right now though, I really think I'm going to turn it down. There are just too many unknowns. First off, I've never met this kid before. I'm told by several people that he's a good kid and shouldn't be much trouble but still, he's a teenager, it won't be all fun and games. If this kid does happen to get into any trouble it's my door they'll be knocking on. Plus, mom and dad are thousands of miles away. If I end up hating this I can't just decide that I want to quit 3 months down the line unless I want to look like a total jackass.
If this were just free rent to live with the kid, I'd turn it down no sweat, rent isn't that much money. But a grand a month on top of that...it's a lot to consider. I'm heading to Chicago for 4 days tomorrow morning, so I'll have some time to collect my thoughts on the subject while I'm gone I suppose.