Teen Hides From Sister To Avoid Being Handed Screaming Baby

Alfe Mercado
Embarrassed teenager
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Babies can be a handful, especially when they're crying uncontrollably. For one 14-year-old girl, her sister's baby's screaming fits are just too much to handle. After a disagreement with her older sister, the young girl decided to avoid helping with the baby altogether, even hiding behind the couch to avoid being handed the crying infant. Now, her parents are telling her that she was being immature and that her sister was just sleep-deprived and stressed. But was she really being selfish? Some might say she was justified in refusing to subject anyone to her terrible singing. Read on to find out if she's the a**hole or not.

Avoiding screaming babies like a pro 🙅‍♀️

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Avoiding baby duty: Teen hides from sister and her newborn 👶

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Avoiding a screaming baby: One teen's survival strategy 🙉

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Teen soothes baby sister with off-key pop song marathon 🎤👶

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Sisterly squabbles over singing and snacks 🎶🍪

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Teen avoids holding baby due to fear of terrible singing 🎤

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Sibling drama: avoiding responsibilities and insults over crying baby 🙉

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Teen avoids screaming baby by faking bad singing skills 🎤

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Avoiding responsibilities like a pro 🙈

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Teen avoids sister and screaming baby, feels guilty. AITA?

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Teen refuses to calm screaming baby after argument with sister 🙉

A teenager has sparked a debate after refusing to calm her sister's crying baby following an argument. The 14-year-old had previously sung a song to soothe the baby, but stopped after her older sister criticized her singing. When the baby began crying during a meltdown, the teenager refused to calm her with her singing, leading to a standoff between the sisters. The teenager even went so far as to hide from her sister to avoid being forced to help. While some have criticized the teenager for being immature and selfish, others have pointed out that she is not responsible for her sister's child and should not be forced to do something she is uncomfortable with. What do you think? Should the teenager apologize or was she justified in her actions? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

NTA. 14-year-old shouldn't be forced to care for sister's baby. 🚫👶

TRoseee | TRoseee

14-year-old hides from baby, commenters relate, NTA

Pretty_Yellow_9601 | Pretty_Yellow_9601

No obligation to babysit at 14. NTA, sister should learn.

Obvious_Ad_8068 | Obvious_Ad_8068

Being a second parent to your sister's baby is not okay 👎

UnApprovedActivities | UnApprovedActivities

Sister's baby, sister's responsibility. NTA for setting boundaries 🚫👶

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Don't let anyone force you to babysit 🚫

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Don't let your sister force you into becoming a second mom. 🙏

my-day-old-tea | my-day-old-tea

Don't let your sister pawn her responsibilities off on you 💪

Hum4n_C4ctu5 | Hum4n_C4ctu5

Setting boundaries with family is tough, even tougher with kids.

Reaverbait | Reaverbait

14-year old prioritizes own life over sister's baby. NTA 🚫👶

Thrwwy747 | Thrwwy747

Don't let parentification ruin your life. NTA 👍

MissMurderpants | MissMurderpants

14-year-old NTA for avoiding sister's screaming baby. 👶

Creative-Bee-963 | Creative-Bee-963

Don't blame the teen for avoiding an unwanted responsibility 🚫👶

LoloLolo98765 | LoloLolo98765

Sing off! Teen hides from baby and sister, but is NTA.

Zxck__08 | Zxck__08

Avoiding baby duties like 🏃‍♂️💨, and that's okay

Petty25betty | Petty25betty

Setting boundaries as a young adult, consequences explained ✋👶

Tantrums_and_Tiaras | Tantrums_and_Tiaras

Standing up for yourself is never the wrong move 💪

ampwyo | ampwyo

Avoiding sister's baby after argument, but communication is key 🤫👶

Entire_Junket_761 | Entire_Junket_761

Commenter suggests colic, but parent disagrees. Baby needs help.

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14-year-old stands up to sister's parenting expectations 🙅‍♀️

Icy-Alternative-4312 | Icy-Alternative-4312

Amusing comment about funny nickname for sister. Not the a**hole.

Warm_metal_revival | Warm_metal_revival

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 NTA wins this round.

AccordLands | AccordLands

Avoiding screaming babies like 🙅‍♂️👶😬

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No obligation to help ungrateful sister with screaming baby 🚫👶

Notdoingitanymore | Notdoingitanymore

Don't let anyone force you to babysit 🚫👶

Certain-Bison7648 | Certain-Bison7648

Stand your ground and explain calmly to your parents 🤝

La_Murano | La_Murano

Avoiding screaming babies: a smart move 🤣

OneHotEpileptic | OneHotEpileptic

No obligation to help with screaming baby. Sister needs manners 😒

Teacher-Investor | Teacher-Investor

Sister insulted her way out of free babysitting services 🤷‍♀️

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Projection much? Commenter is NTA for avoiding screaming baby.

Pohkopf | Pohkopf

Taking a stand and making a statement without hurting anyone 💪

Bookdragon_1989 | Bookdragon_1989

Don't want to babysit? NTA, you have the right to refuse 🙅‍♀️

Objective_Oil_7934 | Objective_Oil_7934

Avoiding screaming baby but building special bond through recorded singing 🎶

Dbahnsai | Dbahnsai

No baby duty for you! NTA and stress-free 🎉

kittynoodlesoap | kittynoodlesoap

Choose to help or not, parenting is not your job 🔥

Taco_ivore | Taco_ivore

Don't want to babysit? Don't blame the teen.

LisaBVL | LisaBVL

Commenter finds humor in situation, deems OP not the a-hole 😂

shouldidrophim | shouldidrophim

Don't be a babysitter for free. NTA 👍🏼

LeReineNoir | LeReineNoir

Singer or screaming baby? NTA chooses wisely 🎤👶

Veeing_Fly | Veeing_Fly

NTA for refusing to take Roxy. Della needs to genuinely try first 🤱

regus0307 | regus0307

Clever hiding spots and payment demands for babysitting win 👍

CatsHatePpl | CatsHatePpl

Parenting can be hard, but entitlement is not justified. 👍

SpankMyButt | SpankMyButt

No need to parent the parents. NTA 👍

MummyAnsem | MummyAnsem

14-year-old not obligated to help with sister's baby, NTA 👏

Ginger_Welsh_Cookie | Ginger_Welsh_Cookie

14-year-old refuses to babysit sister's child, NTA

Willy3726 | Willy3726

Stand up for yourself and refuse to be forced into babysitting 👊

madethistosay90 | madethistosay90

👍 You don't owe anyone your time or energy.

HoneyBadgerMarmalade | HoneyBadgerMarmalade

Set boundaries, NTA. You're not a babysitter or slave 🚫

Anizziepluto | Anizziepluto

Empowering response to young mother's decision to keep child 🙌👏

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Teen mom receives tough love from commenters on parenting responsibilities.

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Commenter asks for song name, gets wholesome response ❤️

Horses77 | Horses77

Don't let them guilt-trip you 🚫👶 You're NTA

camillehaaa17 | camillehaaa17

Teen hides from sister to avoid being handed screaming baby 🍼

quantumqueijadinha | quantumqueijadinha

Sister has a baby, leaves college, insults you, and expects help 🙄

Ok_Composer_9458 | Ok_Composer_9458

Teen refuses to babysit sister's screaming baby, parents guilt-trip. NTA

thewolfaria | thewolfaria

NTA for hiding, but considerate of sister's possible struggles 🤔

1ts4Sc1ence | 1ts4Sc1ence

NTA suggests singing to own baby. 🎤

Spicy_Alien_Baby | Spicy_Alien_Baby

Don't let entitled family members take advantage of you 🙅‍♀️

WhatsTheCraicNow | WhatsTheCraicNow

Empathetic advice for new mom, don't be a doormat. 👍

Brilliant_Outside409 | Brilliant_Outside409

Don't feel guilty for not helping with your niece 👶🏻

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You're not the a**hole for avoiding your sister's responsibilities 🙅‍♀️

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

You don't owe anyone a babysitting service 🙅‍♀️

NickMullensMustache | NickMullensMustache

Avoiding screaming babies like a pro 🤘

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Supporting a stressed teen who didn't sign up for parenting 👍

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