🤯 19-Year-Old Leaves 9-Year-Old Brother Home Alone: Right or Wrong? 🏠

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Picture this: a 19-year-old girl is excited for her date night with her boyfriend, but her parents have other plans. They want her to babysit her 9-year-old half-brother, despite having a babysitter lined up. When the babysitter cancels last minute, the parents insist she cancels her plans and stays home. But the girl has had enough, and she decides to leave her brother home alone. Now, she's facing the wrath of her stepmom and is being called irresponsible. Let's dive into the story and see if she was justified in her actions. 😲💥

The Family Situation 🏠

aitachildathome | aitachildathome

The Dilemma: Babysitting or Date Night? 🤔

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Parents' Expectations 😒

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Babysitter Canceled! 😱

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Standing Her Ground 💪

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The Ultimatum ⏰

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The Aftermath 🌪️

aitachildathome | aitachildathome

Facing the Wrath 😡

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Living Arrangements Clarified 🏡

aitachildathome | aitachildathome

EDIT: More Background Info 📝

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Past Babysitting Experience 🍼

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The Ultimate Babysitting Showdown 🥊

So, our 19-year-old protagonist was all set for her date night, but her parents had other plans. They wanted her to babysit her 9-year-old brother after their hired babysitter canceled. She stood her ground and gave her parents an ultimatum, but they didn't return home in time. So, she left her brother home alone, only to face her stepmom's wrath upon her return. Was she wrong for leaving him alone, or were her parents unreasonable for not coming back in time? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🧐🔥

Responsibility of parents to come home, NTA for leaving brother.

Zookeeper-007 | Zookeeper-007

Sibling left 9yo home alone, commenter defends OP's actions. NTA.

blacksyzygy | blacksyzygy

Leaving a 9-year-old alone is wrong, but was there a setup? 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA for leaving 9-year-old brother home alone. Parents are responsible.

MikeMiller8888 | MikeMiller8888

Leaving a 9-year-old alone is wrong, but parents are worse AHs 😒

Such-Quarter278 | Such-Quarter278

User suspects manipulation, questions living situation and divorce settlement.

Mirabai503 | Mirabai503

Leaving a 9-year-old alone: NTA or irresponsible? 🤔

qualmingquerk | qualmingquerk

Leaving 9-year-old alone okay if stepmom had time. NTA 👍

LetsGetsThisPartyOn | LetsGetsThisPartyOn

NTA for not wanting to babysit, soft YTA for leaving brother alone. 😕

threedogcircus | threedogcircus

OP's not invited to restaurant at 19, but expected to babysit?

HRHtheDuckyofCandS | HRHtheDuckyofCandS

Setting boundaries with parents and charging for babysitting advice 💰

Damalinea | Damalinea

Redditors agree: SM and dad are the a**holes in this situation 😒

NewfromNY | NewfromNY

Neglecting a 9-year-old for fun? ESH, except the poor kid 😔

Fakenowinnit | Fakenowinnit

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone: NTA or YTA? Discussion.

bluesquirrel15 | bluesquirrel15

NTA for leaving 9-year-old brother home alone with parents' consent 👍

Thatonemilattobitch | Thatonemilattobitch

Sibling shouldn't be treated as free childcare. NTA before leaving. 👍

girlbrains22 | girlbrains22

Leaving before siblings to avoid responsibility? 🤔

No_Stand4235 | No_Stand4235

Stepmom set you up, but leaving 9-year-old alone was wrong. ESH 🙅🏼

teresajs | teresajs

User suggests no babysitter was present, NTA for leaving. 👍

userabe | userabe

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone at night? ESH for sure 😒

-QueefLatina- | -QueefLatina-

Sibling refuses to babysit, parents ignore boundaries. NTA 👏

tortsy | tortsy

Leaving a 9-year-old alone to teach a lesson? ESH 😑

handvillain | handvillain

NTA commenter defends leaving brother home alone, blames parents instead.

TreeFormer3857 | TreeFormer3857

A humorous comment with a reference to Labyrinth movie.

julet1815 | julet1815

Leaving a 9-year-old alone at night is irresponsible. ESH.

pdeb22 | pdeb22

Sibling forced to babysit younger brother, not responsible for damage. NTA.

Komrade_Kompromat | Komrade_Kompromat

Leaving 9-year-old alone for date night? ESH, but suspicious.

IGotTheAnswer65 | IGotTheAnswer65

Stepmom tried to force OP to babysit, NTA for refusing 🙅‍♂️

sbh56 | sbh56

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone for a date? YTA. 😡

wyteoliander | wyteoliander

Growing up independently vs. overprotective parenting in modern times 🤔

Sea-Ad9057 | Sea-Ad9057

NTA for leaving brother alone or parents for poor planning?

neworderfan | neworderfan

Leaving 9-year-old alone? YTA, you knew the plans were important 😠

OneDay629 | OneDay629

Leaving a 9-year-old alone? ESH. Parents should have helped.

jen7850 | jen7850

User criticizes parents for not supervising their 9-year-old son.

LillyLing10 | LillyLing10

NTA. Family leaves 9yo home alone, blames 19yo sibling. 👏

Leading_Vehicle_4325 | Leading_Vehicle_4325

Redditor believes ESH in leaving 9-year-old brother home alone.

Independent_Map_8029 | Independent_Map_8029

8-year-old self approves: NTA for leaving brother alone.

malibuklw | malibuklw

Stand your ground and show them the post. 👊

Acrylicyew3 | Acrylicyew3

Leaving a 9YO home alone is risky and irresponsible 😔

UsuallyWrite2 | UsuallyWrite2

OP is the biggest a**hole for leaving 9-year-old brother alone 😠

nodumbunny | nodumbunny

Leaving a 9-year-old alone is dangerous and entitled behavior. YTA.

sandim123 | sandim123

You're not the a-hole for leaving your brother alone 🙅‍♀️

Grandmas_Cozy | Grandmas_Cozy

Leaving a 9-year-old alone requires careful consideration. 👉🤔

Mother-Efficiency391 | Mother-Efficiency391

Leaving a 9-year-old alone? YTA. Priorities matter 👍

meekonesfade | meekonesfade

Passionate commenter condemns NTA responses with angry emoji.

Cuban_Superman | Cuban_Superman

Stepmother's irresponsibility puts burden on older sibling. NTA 👏

soulless_conduct | soulless_conduct

Leaving a 9-year-old alone? Definitely YTA 🤦‍♀️

ChiefTuk | ChiefTuk

Leaving a 9-year-old with behavior issues home alone: ESH

229-northstar | 229-northstar

Taking care of a younger sibling is a responsibility, not punishment 💪

xkwoxn | xkwoxn

Leaving a self-sufficient 9-year-old home alone: NTA

kmalvarado1 | kmalvarado1

Being a half-brother doesn't excuse leaving a 9yo alone. 💔

LetsRock777 | LetsRock777

NTA. You're not responsible for their child, nor the vase. 👍

Specifically_Unknown | Specifically_Unknown

Sibling refuses to help with younger brother, but parents also at fault. 🙅🏼

RealTalkFastWalk | RealTalkFastWalk

Leaving a 9-year-old alone is selfish, but not the a**hole. 🤔

Independent_State125 | Independent_State125

Leaving a 9-year-old alone is unsafe and irresponsible. ESH.

aRachStar | aRachStar

YTA for leaving a 9-year-old alone. Grow up 😠

Unbearable_Seth | Unbearable_Seth

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone? YTA according to commenters. 😱

GreenConspirator | GreenConspirator

OP prioritized date over 9-year-old brother, YTA. 👎

Soul-Rebel007 | Soul-Rebel007

Setting boundaries with parents, stepmom's story reeks of bs 😑

FrankWings | FrankWings

NTA. Sibling not obligated to babysit, parent's responsibility. Options given.

Jazzlike-Plane-01 | Jazzlike-Plane-01

Leaving a child alone with no supervision is unacceptable 😡

wtfaidhfr | wtfaidhfr

Sibling accuses OP of prioritizing fancy restaurant over brother's safety 😠

SekritSawce | SekritSawce

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone is risky, but not their responsibility. ESH.

trappedinlifuu | trappedinlifuu

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone is not okay. ESH.

Slurl | Slurl

Leaving a 9-year-old alone for fun? ESH. 😑

[deleted] | [deleted]

Sneaky compromise or shady behavior? 🤔

betsycrocker | betsycrocker

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone: ESH. Home life uncomfortable now 😕

noccie | noccie

Leaving a 9-year-old alone? Everyone's the a**hole here. 💩

zapzangboombang | zapzangboombang

Leaving a child home alone is never okay. YTA.

nyamal | nyamal

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone: NTA or bad parenting? 🤔

RabbitAmbitious2915 | RabbitAmbitious2915

Unfair to assume free labor, but not brother's fault. ESH.

choc0kitty | choc0kitty

Setting boundaries is important. Soft NTA for standing up for yourself.

RogueStorm4 | RogueStorm4

NTA. OP is not responsible for their parents' child and deserves autonomy.

Zealousideal_841 | Zealousideal_841

Leaving a child alone is never a good call. EHS.

FigSufficient | FigSufficient

Leaving a 9-year-old alone? YTA according to this commenter. 😕

amaterasu983099 | amaterasu983099

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone at 19 is YTA. 🤦‍♀️

No_Mail5195 | No_Mail5195

Leaving a 9-year-old alone? NTA but irresponsible 😑

mozzamo | mozzamo

Leaving a 9-year-old home alone: NTA, but controversial.

imnasia | imnasia

Leaving a 9-year-old alone is illegal and dangerous. YTA.


Leaving a 9-year-old alone? YTA according to commenters. 😱

Scoff_22 | Scoff_22

Unpopular opinion: ESH. OP should have stayed and had an adult discussion.

Fallenoangel | Fallenoangel

Step mom's plan backfires, NTA for leaving little bro.

stonesthrowaway24601 | stonesthrowaway24601

Accused of neglect, commenter thinks it's a set-up. NTA 👍

Humble_Context831 | Humble_Context831

Leaving a 9-year-old alone is risky, but NTA in this case 👍

mars-needsmilfs | mars-needsmilfs

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