Picture this: Your niece, who used to babysit your child when she was younger, offers to take your kid for a weekend to help you out. You're grateful and think it's a sweet gesture. But when she returns your child, she hands you a bunch of receipts and an invoice for her babysitting services! 😳 Would you pay up or stand your ground? One woman faced this exact dilemma, and now she's questioning if she did the right thing. 💭
Babysitting History 📚
The Offer 💌
Accepting the Offer ❤️
Making Plans 📆
The Weekend Begins 🌞
The Unexpected Bill 💸
The Invoice 😨
The Dispute 🤬
Niece's Argument 🗣️
Husband's Intervention 💼
Standing Her Ground 🚫
Sister's Confusion 😕
The Texts 📱
Husband's Opinion 🤔
The Hustle? 🏃♀️
To Pay or Not to Pay? 🤷♀️
So, was this aunt right to refuse payment, or should she have given in to her niece's demands? The husband thinks it's just a young girl trying to hustle, while the aunt believes it's wrong to reward sneaky behavior. 🕵️♀️💰 Let's dive into the internet's top reactions to this family drama and see if we can find some clarity... 👇
Niece tried to sneak money for babysitting, let her learn. NTA 👍
NTA, but pay the expenses to keep the relationship intact 👍
Lesson learned: Discuss payment upfront to avoid ambiguity and pressure.
Offering to babysit insinuates a 'for free' situation. NTA.
Confusion over 'like old times' leads to sketchy babysitting bill. 🤔
Babysitting family for money? NTA, and disappointing for the kid 😢
Debate over whether niece was deliberately vague or just polite.
A 19-year-old babysitter deserves some payment for expenses, but unclear on additional fees. ESH.
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill raises questions about honesty and family 🤔
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill? NTA for not paying her.
Niece charges $15/hr for babysitting and $25 for expenses 🤔
Niece babysits without clarifying payment, misses cousin, then asks. NTA.
Fair payment or sneaky scam? Family dynamics at play 😐
Niece's sneaky bill raises suspicion. Did she deserve payment?
Niece's unpaid babysitting offer misunderstood, but was she manipulative? 🤔
Niece's babysitting bill: Generosity or scam? NTA says commenter
Pay expenses, not hourly rate. Niece was sneaky 😒
NTA suggests paying actual expenses, shares story of similar manipulation.
Commenter questions conflicting advice on paying hustling niece.
Generosity or scam? Niece's sneaky babysitting bill explained 😐
Enabling sketchy behavior? 🤔
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill raises eyebrows 😲
Family first? A comment on trust and boundaries. 🙏
NTA. Paying hourly for babysitting is the issue here. 😕
Parenting gone wrong? ESH for not paying for food 🤷♂️
Discussing money in advance is key to avoiding conflicts 👍
Set boundaries with family babysitters to avoid sneaky bills. 🙌
Communication is key! Lesson learned the hard way. 👍
Generous niece or sneaky scam? Pay for expenses, not labor. 😐
Niece offered to babysit, NTA for not paying. 😊
Family first, no hustling allowed! 👍
Babysitting as a gift, not a job. Niece needs to learn.
Reimburse only what's spent. Niece hustled you about babysitting. 😏
Aunt's babysitting is a choice and not a scam 😊
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill raises questions about her intentions 😐
Aunt's NTA response to niece's sneaky babysitting bill 😊
Generous or Scam? Niece's sneaky babysitting bill sparks debate 🤔
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill deemed not the a**hole behavior 👍
Generosity or scam? NTA suggests paying expenses and a tip.
Babysitting bill dispute: Niece's intentions and payment methods questioned 🤔
Getting caught while hustling is never a good idea 😒
Fair compromise or unnecessary expense? NTA pays $25 for daughter's activities 🙂
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill raises suspicions of manipulation 🤔
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill backfires. Commenter says NTA 😊
Generous niece babysits for free, gets home-cooked meals in return 🤷🏻♀️
Niece's misleading babysitting offer turns out to be a scam 😲
Lesson learned: always get a contract when babysitting. 👍
Babysitting for money? Not cool. Niece's intentions questioned. 😕
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill sparks debate on social etiquette 🤔
Niece's sneaky babysitting bill and lies. NTA for OP.