A grandma quits her well-paying job to look after her grandchildren until they're three, only to be given two weeks' notice by her son and daughter-in-law that they want to put them in daycare. She points out the financial impact of this decision, including her son's student loans that she pays, but her son accuses her of guilt-tripping them and causing his wife to cry. Was she in the wrong? Read on to find out.
Experienced nanny left job to care for grandkids full-time ❤️
Grandma's generosity taken for granted by son and daughter-in-law 😔
Grandma's joy of teaching grandkids shattered by broken promise 😔
Grandma betrayed as son and DIL opt for daycare 🤔
Grandma left reeling after son and daughter-in-law broke promise 💔
Feeling guilty for bringing up money with son and daughter-in-law 😔
Grandma stops paying son's loans after broken promise. 💸
Grandma defends her care against son and daughter-in-law 🙅
Grandma betrayed by son and daughter-in-law 😔
Being a nanny was the life of the grandmother of twins, so when her son and daughter-in-law asked her to take care of their kids, she agreed. But now, after looking after the 18-month-old twins for a year, they want to put them in daycare. Despite their initial promise of three years of work, the couple gave her a two-week notice, leaving the grandmother in a financial bind. She was worried about paying her bills, including her son's student loans that she had been paying. In this post, we explore the ethical dilemma of this situation and ask, AITA (Am I The Asshole)? Stay tuned for comments and reactions.
NTA - Stop paying student loans, get everything in writing 👍
Taking a stand: Grandma stops paying son's student loans 💰
Grandma trusted family, got screwed over. Revenge justified? 🤔💸
Grandma keeps promise to pay son's loans, but why is it her burden? 🤔
NTA and the son needs to pay his own student loans 💰
Breaking a promise with only two weeks notice to your own mother who raised your children is disrespectful 😡
Heartless son and daughter-in-law break promise to support grandma 🤦♂️
Grandson is a LAWYER but doesn't seem to be paying loans 🤔
NTA! Don't let guilt force you to pay their loans. 👏
Son and daughter-in-law break promise, leave grandma in daycare dilemma 😔
NTA, stop paying his loans. 💸
A tough conversation ahead for entitled son and grandma 🤷🏼♀️
Son breaks promise, grandma not at fault 🙅♀️
Harvard-educated lawyer not paying grandma enough- NTA 👵
Grandma takes a stand to stop paying son's student loans 💪
Son and daughter-in-law taking advantage of grandma's kindness. NTA 🙅♀️
Ungrateful son and daughter-in-law break promise. NTA stands strong.
Grandma pays half of son's 200k student loan. Betrayed by son.
Possible explanation for delayed daycare spot, but lack of honesty?
Betrayed by family, NTA grandma seeks justice and vengeance 💪
Grandma stands up for herself, internet agrees with her 👍
Standing up for yourself is not manipulative 💪
Breaking a promise and causing financial strain on grandma. NTA 💰
Broken promise causes financial fallout with son and daughter-in-law 😞
A fair compromise denied: Grandma's job search continues. 😢
Grandma loses job after son and daughter-in-law break promise 😞
Family betrays grandma's trust, leaves her with financial burden. NTA 👍
Family business gone wrong. NTA for holding them accountable.
Stand up for yourself! 💪 Let your son handle his own finances.
Standing up to family isn't easy 😢 but NTA for sure!
Grandma's childcare skills questioned after son and DIL's broken promise
Agreement broken, grandma's income lost. NAH, but AHs for disrespect.
Generous grandma stands up for herself and says no 🙅♀️
Daycare vs preschool debate sparks discussion among commenters 🤔
Don't let manipulative family members take advantage of you 👀
Verbal contract broken, student loan payment not appreciated. (🤔💬💰)
Grandma left in the lurch for strangers, but why?
No co-sign, no credit issues. Dodged a bullet! 👌
Grandma left in the dark about grandkids' daycare 🏫😞
Breaking promises? Definitely not the a**hole, grandma 🤨
Breaking promises and short notices are not okay 🚫🙅♂️
NTA deserves better than a last-minute notice from family 🙁
Family and business don't always mix. NAH, but set boundaries 👪💼
Put yourself first 💰, NTA for not paying son's loans
Lesson learned: don't trust promises from untrustworthy family members 🤦♀️
Verbal daycare agreement broken by son and daughter-in-law 🤔
Don't let him guilt-trip you. Set boundaries and stay firm. 💪
Former teacher agrees, NTA. Refusing to pay loans is fair.
Unpopular opinion: NAH, initial agreement was flawed.
"Manipulative" or not, bills still need to be paid. #NTA 🙌
Commenter defends OP's actions and calls out manipulative behavior. 👏
Grandma rightfully stands up for herself after broken promise 💪
Childcare worker defends son and DIL's decision, criticizes short notice.
NTA. Grandma won't tolerate broken promises. 💪
Set boundaries early and stay strong 💪
Quality family care safer & superior than daycare, bad decision.
Finding socialization for kids proves challenging for grandma 🧒👵