College Student's Babysitting Dilemma: Summer Break or Family Duty? 🎓👶

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Imagine being a full-time college student, working full time at an elementary school, and then becoming the default babysitter for your family's children. 😓 Now, imagine doing all this without a break for a year. Sounds overwhelming, right? This is the reality for one student who's been juggling studies, work, and unruly nieces and nephews during the pandemic. As summer approaches, she's on the brink of a decision that could cause a family rift. 🌞👶

The Juggling Act 🎓👶

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Lockdown Babysitter 🏠

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The Breaking Point 😓

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The Summer Plan 🌞

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The Overwhelming Task 😵

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The Unpaid Tutor 📚

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The Nonexistent Payment 💸

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The Exhaustion 😴

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The Confrontation 😡

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The Empty Promise 🙄

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The Aftermath 🌪

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The Relief 😌

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The Babysitter's Rebellion: A Summer Saga 🎓🌞

This college student's tale of juggling studies, work, and babysitting unruly nieces and nephews has sparked a heated debate. The student, who became the default babysitter during the lockdown, is now seeking a well-deserved break. However, the decision to reclaim her summer has led to a family fallout. With the parents refusing to pay for her services, the student stood her ground, leading to a dramatic confrontation. The question remains: Was she right to prioritize her mental health over family duty? Let's delve into the internet's top reactions to this saga... 🍿

NTA. Prioritize your health and set boundaries. Expect pushback. 🤯

PotentialityKnocks | PotentialityKnocks

NTA: Set boundaries, give notice, and prioritize self-care 👍

debt2set | debt2set

Don't let guilt trip you! Put yourself first. 🙌

TrashTechy | TrashTechy

Politely decline babysitting without giving a reason. 🙏

Matriss | Matriss

"NTA Volunteer to babysit for free, but set boundaries. 👶"

awkwardly_competent | awkwardly_competent

NTA: You deserve time to yourself, not their parenting responsibilities! 🙌

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NTA: Take a break and let them handle child care! 👶

eyespy_1 | eyespy_1

Stand your ground! You deserve a summer break 🎓👶

Laquila | Laquila

Stand up for yourself! Don't let them take advantage! 💪

teresajs | teresajs

Set clear boundaries and payment terms to avoid being taken advantage of. 👍

IIDoggs | IIDoggs

NTA: Stand your ground against entitled family members. 🙌

Lilybit09 | Lilybit09

NTA. Don't feel bad, prioritize your mental health 🙏

blondepaige | blondepaige

NTA: Don't justify yourself to unreasonable people. Start high in negotiations. 🙅‍♀️

tech_GG | tech_GG

Obvious NTA. No doubt about it. 👍

herrejemini | herrejemini

Politely set boundaries and stick to them. You deserve freedom! 👏

MindlessRooster | MindlessRooster

Stand up for yourself and set boundaries. 💪🚫 Don't let them take advantage!

ToastAbrikoos | ToastAbrikoos

NTA. Set boundaries and enjoy your well-deserved vacation! 😊

asian-disappointment | asian-disappointment

Paid job = summer fun + money! 👍

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NTA: Set clear boundaries and demand payment upfront. 💰

WellShitie | WellShitie

Demand payment and set boundaries when babysitting family. 👶

disneysslythprincess | disneysslythprincess

NTA: Stand up for yourself and enjoy your summer break! 🎓👶

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NTA. Set boundaries and take a break from babysitting. 👶

Mirianda666 | Mirianda666

NTA: Stand up for yourself and set boundaries with family. 👊

G8RTOAD | G8RTOAD

Not the a**hole for choosing summer break over family duty! 🎓👶

foxyisin | foxyisin

Not the a**hole for prioritizing personal needs over family duty 👏

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Not the a**hole for choosing summer break over family duty! 👏

randomperson20001 | randomperson20001

Stand your ground! NTA, your life, your rules. 👊

Eagle_Pancake | Eagle_Pancake

NTA: Take care of yourself and enjoy your summer! 🎓👶

Elhiandre | Elhiandre

NTA. You deserve better treatment for your babysitting efforts! 🙏

Squinky75 | Squinky75

Not the a**hole for choosing summer break over family duty! ✌️

plouf_plouf | plouf_plouf

NTA - Take a break, but brace for family drama. 😱

loudent2 | loudent2

NTA. They expected you to be a free babysitter? 😱

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"NTA. Explain that you've helped them, but they need alternatives."

Dana07620 | Dana07620

NTA - You deserve a break! Don't let them guilt trip you. 🚩

PurrrrmanentFixture | PurrrrmanentFixture

Stand up for yourself and set boundaries! 👊

delightful_butterfly | delightful_butterfly

You're NTA! Stand up for yourself and enjoy your summer! 👏

kkbirish75 | kkbirish75

Babysitting nightmare! NTA for refusing to take on 3-4 kids!

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NTA: Time to get back to your own life! 👍

Emartyr | Emartyr

🆓👶 Don't be a free babysitting service. Take a break!

CrypticBogBadger | CrypticBogBadger

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