Uncle Refuses to Babysit Nieces & Nephew Again 😱 What Pushed Him to the Edge?

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Diply | Diply

We all love our nieces and nephews, but sometimes being the go-to babysitter can be a bit too much. One doting uncle found himself in a difficult situation when he agreed to watch his brother's kids for a few hours, only to find out he was expected to care for them for two whole weeks! 😱 With his partner and parents on his side, he's now questioning whether he's in the wrong for putting his foot down. Let's dive into this family drama and see what happened! 🍿

The Loving Uncle 💕

caiajoy | caiajoy

A Room for the Kids 🛏️

caiajoy | caiajoy

Babysitting Request 📞

caiajoy | caiajoy

The Unexpected Twist 😳

caiajoy | caiajoy

Family Tensions Rise 😠

caiajoy | caiajoy

High-Risk Grandparents 🧓

caiajoy | caiajoy

Taking Responsibility 💪

caiajoy | caiajoy

The Tough Decision 🚫

caiajoy | caiajoy

Parents Need a Break? 🤔

caiajoy | caiajoy

Support from Partner & Parents ❤️

caiajoy | caiajoy

Child-Free Choice 🚫👶

caiajoy | caiajoy

A Relationship with the Kids 🤗

caiajoy | caiajoy

The Sucker for His Brother 😔

caiajoy | caiajoy

The Babysitting Dilemma: Is He Right to Say No? 🤷‍♂️

After agreeing to watch his brother's kids for a few hours, our loving uncle was left with a shocking surprise when he discovered he was expected to care for them for two whole weeks! 😲 With tensions rising and family members taking sides, he's now questioning if he's in the wrong for putting his foot down and refusing to babysit again. Despite his love for his nieces and nephew, he's torn between wanting a relationship with them and sticking to his child-free lifestyle. Let's see what the internet thinks of this sticky situation... 🧐

Uncle refuses to babysit again after being called an a**hole.

SonorousBlack | SonorousBlack

Important reminder to consider legal responsibilities when babysitting.

justtoread79 | justtoread79

No warning or instruction given. NTA for being furious 💯

GroundLittle4469 | GroundLittle4469

NTA stands his ground after being let down by family.

03throwaway03 | 03throwaway03

Uncle is frustrated with babysitting 4 young children for 3 weeks 😤

mascnz | mascnz

Uncle stands up to sister's irresponsible behavior with kids 👏

awyllt | awyllt

Uncle refuses to babysit due to SIL's dishonesty 😒

loocievanpelt | loocievanpelt

NTA - Dropping kids with zero warning? SIL and brother AH 😠

gedvondur | gedvondur

Sister-in-law committed child abandonment, NTA for refusing babysitting again 👏

HowardProject | HowardProject

Concerned commenter suggests calling CPS due to SIL's behavior.

Sam_Renee | Sam_Renee

NTA. Parent lied & abandoned kids. Uncle justified in refusing.

Homer_04_13 | Homer_04_13

NTA. Commenter expresses concern for safety of abandoned children during pandemic.

bright_copperkettles | bright_copperkettles

NTA commenter questions SIL's story and suggests calling child services.

goeatacactus | goeatacactus

NTA stands up to pressure to babysit from family.

buricco | buricco

Uncle stands up for himself after unfair accusations. 💪

the_last_basselope | the_last_basselope

NTA^2! Commenter suggests threatening to call CPS for neglect.

fuzzywabbitt | fuzzywabbitt

Brother and SIL are TA for abandoning their kids. NTA.

A_Brit_Abroad | A_Brit_Abroad

OP suggests reading a post on r/childfree subreddit.

SEcouture | SEcouture

Uncle called NTA for refusing to babysit under false pretenses 👏

cultqueennn | cultqueennn

NTA commenter suggests CPS intervention due to premeditated abandonment.

Bairbearbarebear | Bairbearbarebear

NTA calls out insane behavior of irresponsible parents 🤯

yourlittlebirdie | yourlittlebirdie

Taking a break from babysitting but don't let the kids suffer 😔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Respectful boundaries and safety first. NTA 👍

diatho | diatho

OP is NTA for refusing to babysit after brother's abandonment.

awkwardly_competent | awkwardly_competent

Suggests taking the kids to their house next time. 🏠

[deleted] | [deleted]

Trust is key, especially when it comes to children. #NTA

[deleted] | [deleted]

Uncle stands up for himself after being taken advantage of 👏

RoriBeedm | RoriBeedm

Setting boundaries is important. NTA for enforcing them. 👍

endearinglysarcastic | endearinglysarcastic

NTA OP is advised to report SIL to CPS and her doctor.

ebwoods1 | ebwoods1

Uncle pushed to the edge after unexpected 2-week babysitting stint 😱

JadedSlayer | JadedSlayer

NTA calmly responds to accusations of being 'dramatic' 🤬

pineapple1347 | pineapple1347

Parenting break or abandonment? NTA thinks it's clear.

TeamChaos17 | TeamChaos17

NTA for refusing to babysit after being lied to and manipulated 😤

Past_Perspective_625 | Past_Perspective_625

NTA. A shocking case of child abandonment. Stand your ground 💪

Spectator872 | Spectator872

Humorous observation about not babysitting, referencing TV show.

artemis1860 | artemis1860

Parent outraged at sister's deceptive 14-day abandonment of children. NTA.

Space_Creep13 | Space_Creep13

NTA suggests calling CPS to handle negligent brother and SIL.

Vaderisagoodguy | Vaderisagoodguy

Compassionate comment supporting OP's decision to not babysit again.

Blinkdabunny | Blinkdabunny

NTA, it's okay to say no to unreasonable requests 😊

yellowchaitea | yellowchaitea

Betrayal of trust: commenters outraged at deceitful babysitting scheme 😠

Savage_Sloth123 | Savage_Sloth123

Niece's dad needs to deal with wife. Uncle's NTA 👍


Uncle stands up to entitled family, refuses to babysit again 😤

Water_Balloon_Tits | Water_Balloon_Tits

NTA draws the line between babysitting and being taken advantage of 😤

The_Amazing_Username | The_Amazing_Username

Parent calls out SIL for neglecting children, threatens police intervention.

Blah7654 | Blah7654

Uncle's two-week babysitting nightmare - NTA, parents are dickheads 😱

throwaway1295033 | throwaway1295033

NTA suggests talking to brother about SIL's behavior & getting evaluation.


Concerned commenter suggests involving CPS for children's safety.

TigerMage2020 | TigerMage2020

NTA stands firm after entitled family takes advantage of kindness. 

[deleted] | [deleted]

Parenting fail or entitlement? Commenter defends NTA uncle.

W1cKed1ov3ly | W1cKed1ov3ly

NTA calls out irresponsible parenting and lack of communication 😱

kat_bell123 | kat_bell123

Trust issues with babysitting. NTA. Family drama ensues. 🤷‍♂️

DawnWench | DawnWench

NTA for refusing to babysit after being taken advantage of.

SplitDowntown9917 | SplitDowntown9917

NTA but suggests a more appropriate consequence for SIL's behavior.

AnnaBanana3468 | AnnaBanana3468

NTA. Entitled parents need to coordinate vacation plans with caregivers.

NotSoAverage_sister | NotSoAverage_sister

Family overstayed welcome, caused rift. NTA for refusing babysitting.

fluffbag1 | fluffbag1

User calls out bad parenting and suggests reporting to CPS.

ThatKindOfSquirrel | ThatKindOfSquirrel

Uncle refuses to babysit due to sister-in-law's poor planning. NTA.

curiousnerd06 | curiousnerd06

Think twice before involving the State in family matters 🤔

longGonejohn558 | longGonejohn558

Uncle left to explain sudden 2-week absence to unprepared kids 😔

FyreHaar | FyreHaar

Setting boundaries without cutting ties. Good advice! 👍

Queenof6planets | Queenof6planets

Uncle revokes babysitting privilege after being taken for granted. NTA 👍

Catsafae | Catsafae

Brother's lack of support caused uncle's babysitting burnout. NTA.

Janette1592 | Janette1592

Lying about babysitting duration is cruel. NTA 😊

OurLadyOfCygnets | OurLadyOfCygnets

Planning and communication are key to successful babysitting arrangements 👍

SarcasticGirl27 | SarcasticGirl27

Setting boundaries when babysitting is important. NTA 👍

KaiMaraSharr | KaiMaraSharr

Uncle justified in refusing to babysit after being taken advantage of 👍

maggienetism | maggienetism

NTA stands firm against babysitting and suggests parents pay for childcare 👍

kdkincaid | kdkincaid

NTA stands up to entitled parents who abandoned their kids. 💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA stands up to entitled SIL and brother. Don't be a doormat 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA for refusing to babysit after SIL abandoned her kids 👏

CMSkye | CMSkye

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