Auntie's Day Off: A Tale of Family Drama and Boundaries 🍿

Diply Social Team
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Ever had your family overstep their boundaries? Well, this woman's story will have you nodding in agreement or shaking your head in disbelief. Our heroine, a 31-year-old woman, finds herself at odds with her brother and his girlfriend over babysitting duties. She loves her nephew, but is she expected to be a third parent? Let's dive into this tale of family drama and boundaries. 😬🍿

A Family Apart, A Baby on the Way 🍼

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The Babysitting Expectations Begin 📅

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Auntie Lays Down the Law 🚫

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The Balancing Act of Babysitting ⚖️

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Auntie's Day Off Denied 🚷

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The Unexpected Morning Surprise 😱

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Auntie Stands Her Ground 🛑

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The Accusations Fly 🗣️

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The Aftermath 😢

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The Friends' Verdict 🗳️

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Auntie's Stand: Selfish or Justified? 🤔

Our tale ends with our heroine feeling both angry and guilty. She's accused of being selfish by her brother, and her friends think she should have caved for the sake of her nephew. But she feels manipulated, as if her nephew was weaponized against her. She loves her nephew, but she's not his parent. She wanted a day off, but was that too much to ask? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🎭🍿

NTA for setting boundaries with entitled brother and his girlfriend 😒

bctata | bctata

"NTA. Parents need to adjust expectations and plan accordingly. 🙌"

WeeRower | WeeRower

"NTA. They prioritized their plans over yours. They could've brought their kid. 👍"

teresajs | teresajs

NTA. They want a free babysitter. Set boundaries and charge.

cricket73646 | cricket73646

NTA: Parenting sacrifices 'being a couple' for 'being parents' 👨‍👩‍👦 Family guilt-trips instead of paying babysitters 🤦‍♀️

ingez90 | ingez90

"You don't have kids, so you owe others your time?" 😡

JadeSpade23 | JadeSpade23

OP stands their ground against entitled brother. 💯

General-Jeb | General-Jeb

NTA! Hilarious revenge story involving sugar, caffeine, and interrupted sex 😂

whiteravenwolf | whiteravenwolf

NTA! Boundaries crossed, manipulative tactics used. Not your responsibility! 🙅

zombiemeatballsamich | zombiemeatballsamich

NTA- Set boundaries with family: love without being a doormat 🙏

RagaMuffinSun | RagaMuffinSun

NTA AT ALL. Shitty parents using nephew for alone time. Cut contact? 🤔

dis0rdered | dis0rdered

New to Reddit, but blew up? G and I are good 👍

Loose-Meringue | Loose-Meringue

NTA: Not your kid, not your problem. Cut toxic ties 👋

seterra | seterra

NTA Standing your ground against entitled parents. 💪

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Sibling entitlement leads to family drama and boundary issues 🙄

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NTA. Don't let them treat you like a free babysitter! 🙏

Thrwforksandknives | Thrwforksandknives

Parents show up unannounced, OP sets boundaries. NTA 🙌

SquirrelsandCrayons | SquirrelsandCrayons

NTA: They weaponized your nephew. You're not a third parent 🤪

SarasRiot | SarasRiot

NTA! Stand your ground, don't let entitled parents manipulate you 🙌

mydoghiskid | mydoghiskid

NTA - Not a babysitter! Parents need to understand their responsibilities 👭

nerdforest | nerdforest

"He's three, he'll get over it. Your time is your time."

capricorn40 | capricorn40

They weaponized their son to make you cave. NTA 👍

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NTA: Hard-working and selfless, don't let them blackmail you 🙌

Warisbecrazy33 | Warisbecrazy33

Setting boundaries: Stand firm and don't let them manipulate you 🙌

anonymouspidgen | anonymouspidgen

They weaponized their son, ignored your answer. Not the a**hole.

HutongCyclist | HutongCyclist

Setting boundaries: NTA, you have no duty of care 🙏

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NTA. Boundaries and family drama. No more free babysitting! 👍

SinglePastryChefLife | SinglePastryChefLife

Not your kid, not your problem. 🤷‍♀️

Scunglesuck | Scunglesuck

Setting boundaries with family: NTA, no more babysitting! 🙌

hemiguy76 | hemiguy76

Babysitting is a gift, not a right. Take your day off! ✨

231101 | 231101

Clearly not the a**hole! 😊

alexc810 | alexc810

NTA auntie sets boundaries to avoid disappointment and manipulation 🙌

PoglesBee | PoglesBee

Sibling rivalry over not having kids leads to drama 😳

NoeTellusom | NoeTellusom

You're not the a**hole for setting boundaries with family 🙌

Jaded-Moment | Jaded-Moment

NTA. Hilarious response! Your filterless grandma lives on through you! 😂

kittyhm | kittyhm

Curious about their relationship now? NTA, let's spill the tea! ☕

tangentgirlnat | tangentgirlnat

NTA. Boundaries are important! Don't let them take advantage 🙌

MyticalAnimal | MyticalAnimal

NTA, standing your ground against entitled brother and GF 🙌

hannahsflora | hannahsflora

NTA - No drama, just family boundaries! 👏

FelixTheFrCat | FelixTheFrCat

Brother's entitled behavior crosses the line. Time to set boundaries. 🙅

nickis84 | nickis84

Stand your ground! Don't let them take advantage of you! ✊

Happy_furMa | Happy_furMa

Parents prioritizing their needs over their child's - NTA

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"NTA I'm single and childfree, and my family pulls this shit all the time. In the future, if they first ask you if you are busy, say yes even if you aren't. If they ask doing what, say you have a laundry list of things... Too many to rattle off. Then get off the phone. If they ask you directly, learn this phrase 'I'd love to but I'm already committed elsewhere...' All of these things are true even if you are committed to sitting around and doing nothing. Unfortunately with people like this you have to always be busy and never share anything about your time with them, because they will always be looking for a way to get you to do what they want you to do. Edit: typo" 😅

FiveTwoThreeSixOne | FiveTwoThreeSixOne

Not the a**hole. Drama-free family time for Auntie 🍿

123mangoes | 123mangoes

Strained family dynamics and conflicting opinions on being the bigger person 😕

Loose-Meringue | Loose-Meringue

Setting boundaries, NTA. They have no respect for you. 💯

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Brother and gf are clueless! Take your child and run! 🙌

mextrawork | mextrawork

Familial bond exploited for free childcare? NTA, it's bullshit! 💯

chuckiestealady | chuckiestealady

Entitled family ignores boundaries, expects free babysitting. NTA. 🙄

walkoncrunchyleaves | walkoncrunchyleaves

NTA: Family drama sucks, but good friends make it bearable 👍

midlifegreatlife | midlifegreatlife

Auntie just needs some me-time, SIL needs to chill 🍿

blah522 | blah522

Brother's disrespectful behavior leads to loss of babysitting privileges. 😠

thequietone710 | thequietone710

Brother crossed the line, but hope G knows you care ❤️

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

"NTA, but next time talk to the kid directly 🙋🏻"

Nupsy3003 | Nupsy3003

NTA. Set boundaries with guilt-tripping family. They need to grow up 🙌

Savbav | Savbav

Engaging NTA comment: Set boundaries with love and pizza 🍕

alliterative_alt | alliterative_alt

Set boundaries with family and be honest with your nephew 👍

Pasque_Flower | Pasque_Flower

Standing your ground against cheeky f**kers. You're not the a**hole! 👏

ClareSwinn | ClareSwinn

Heartbroken childfree aunt shares her painful family estrangement 💔

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NTA. Entitled and disrespectful. Hire a damn babysitter. 😠

Pessimistic-Frog | Pessimistic-Frog

NTA. No relaxation with a 3-year-old 😢

River_Song47 | River_Song47

Standing up for boundaries and love 💪❤️

patches0208109 | patches0208109

NTA for not expecting siblings to babysit. Understandable boundaries 🙏

Canadian_momma2016 | Canadian_momma2016

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