Mom Refuses to Babysit on Work Day: Is She in the Wrong? 🤔👶

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We all know that juggling a career and parenthood can be a challenge. But what happens when your spouse expects you to handle both at the same time? One frustrated mom found herself in this situation after switching to a full-time job, while her husband insisted she should still be responsible for their daughter on her work-from-home days. 😤💼👶 Let's dive into this story and see if she's in the right or wrong.

Career Change and Childcare 🔄👩‍💼

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Nanny or Extra Childcare? 🤔

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Husband's Solution: Work From Home 🏠💼

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Work From Home ≠ Babysitting 🚫👶

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Husband's Request for Monday 📆

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No Compromise? 😠

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Her Response: Time Travel ⏰

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Husband's Fury 😡

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Different Work Perspectives 🌐

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Who's Right in This Childcare Conundrum? 🧐

This working mom is at her wit's end after her husband expects her to juggle her full-time job and childcare on her work-from-home days. She's tried to compromise and suggested extra childcare, but her husband isn't budging. Now, she's standing her ground and telling him that he needs to figure out a solution. But is she being unreasonable, or is her husband the one who needs to step up? Let's see what people have to say about this situation... 💬🔥

NTA. Husband needs to take responsibility for child care decisions. 👍

pinap45454 | pinap45454

Mom's feelings shouldn't dictate childcare decisions. 👍

RonitSarangi | RonitSarangi

Setting boundaries and holding partners accountable for childcare responsibilities. 👍

GrizeldaLovesCats | GrizeldaLovesCats

Curious about mother's role in childcare, but no replies yet 🤔

ladyk1487 | ladyk1487

Both parents need to communicate and plan childcare responsibilities better. 👍

beerbierecerveza | beerbierecerveza

Dad's responsibility to find childcare, NTA for setting boundaries 👍

Caribe92 | Caribe92

Breaking gender stereotypes: NTA for prioritizing career and parenting equally. 👏

bigbuttfucker | bigbuttfucker

Husband's lack of communication puts extra emotional labor on wife. 😔

exhauta | exhauta

Mom stands up for her career and boundaries. 👏

killingmequickly | killingmequickly

Savage response shuts down entitled son and his mother 👀

Rgirl4 | Rgirl4

ESH. Both parents need to take responsibility for their child. 👨‍🍳

dreamwithinadream93 | dreamwithinadream93

Equal career importance, not asking for day off, NTA.

throwaway1975764 | throwaway1975764

Stop arguing and make a plan already 😑

Glittering_Joke3438 | Glittering_Joke3438

Parenting is not for everyone 🙄

drinkbeergetmoney | drinkbeergetmoney

Working mom stands up for herself and suggests daycare compromise. 👏

MrsFannyBertram | MrsFannyBertram

Live your own life, not by what his mother likes. 👍

Saberise | Saberise

Compromise needed: Schedule another day for childcare. ESH.

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Mother-in-law's preference shouldn't dictate your work schedule. NTA 👍

tacodorifto | tacodorifto

Husband's unrealistic expectations and lack of compromise. 🤔

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

ESH couple advised to seek therapy for petty behavior. 🤔

AndrewWaldron | AndrewWaldron

Mom stands up for her career and boundaries. NTA 👏

BoredAgain0410 | BoredAgain0410

Parenting responsibilities should be shared, don't pawn off on others. 👍

MelodicScream | MelodicScream

User calls out parents for passing off childcare responsibilities. ESH.

MrCutchaguy | MrCutchaguy

NTA. Husband is TA for prioritizing MIL's illogical statement over career.

winterismeowing | winterismeowing

NTA commenter empathizes and questions mother-in-law's relevance.

Annalirra | Annalirra

Mom stands up for her career against inconsiderate partner. 👏

little-lady- | little-lady-

Supportive comment applauds OP's handling of husband's laziness. 👏

Huntokar_Goddess | Huntokar_Goddess

Single parent struggles and gender roles debunked. NTA.

Mesapholis | Mesapholis

Prioritizing new job over babysitting: NTA 🙌

Nalpona_Freesun | Nalpona_Freesun

When your partner's mom interferes with your work schedule. NTA.

godrestsinreason | godrestsinreason

Mom not wrong to refuse babysitting on work day. #GenderEquality 👏

SnappyCapricorn | SnappyCapricorn

Putting work before babysitting: NTA and making money matters 💰

Withoutcatsallislost | Withoutcatsallislost

ESH: Husband should communicate, MIL shouldn't dictate, OP should compromise. 🤷‍♀️

ToliShade | ToliShade

Partner disregards career, commenter not the a**hole for refusing babysitting

SeriouslySpn | SeriouslySpn

Parenting is a never-ending job, no matter what you do 👨🏻‍🎤

Canyonbreeze81 | Canyonbreeze81

NTA suggests a fair compromise for childcare, calls out manipulation tactics. 👏

DocSternau | DocSternau

Working from home with a toddler is challenging and unsafe 😕

Mummylloyd | Mummylloyd

No a-hole here. Both working, find alternative arrangements. 👍

babybella92 | babybella92

Mom refuses to babysit and commenters agree with her decision. 👍

primroseandlace | primroseandlace

Don't let your partner's mom affect your job. NTA 👏

disciplinedmagic89 | disciplinedmagic89

Grandma should take care of the baby, NTA 👍

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User points out husband's problematic behavior in family dynamics.

Draigdwi | Draigdwi

Sassy comment suggests hiring a nanny and husband needs spine.

CareFrenchieN | CareFrenchieN

Partner's mother's opinion is irrelevant. NTA for prioritizing work. 👍

ZZ12zz14ZZ | ZZ12zz14ZZ

Supportive comment calling out silly men and suggesting counseling ❤️

Apprehensive-Jelly42 | Apprehensive-Jelly42

Mom's career matters too. Don't let him guilt trip you. 💪

PrayingMantisMirage | PrayingMantisMirage

New job, be dependable. Boss not respecting you. You're NTA 👏

BugsRatty | BugsRatty

👍 Working moms deserve understanding and support. NTA.

Altruistic-Witness83 | Altruistic-Witness83

Suggests hiring nanny, stands up for parent's decision 👏

boradas | boradas

Career-focused mom defends herself against husband's double standards. 🤞

constantly-pissed | constantly-pissed

NTA comment calls out unequal partnership expectations. 👏

MysteriousMundo | MysteriousMundo

NTA, but communication is key in a relationship 💋

lovesjasmine | lovesjasmine

Husband's mother refuses to babysit on work day, commenter calls out husband's behavior

Everfr0st666 | Everfr0st666

Spouse disrespects career, mother-in-law has no say. NTA 👏

likeilovethatforyou | likeilovethatforyou

User defends mother's decision, questions involvement of partner's mother.

winchesterboom | winchesterboom

Prioritizing childcare over career is important, NTA suggests.

ehoaandthebeast | ehoaandthebeast

User suggests a fair compromise, compares it to dishes 🍽️

BanjaxedMini | BanjaxedMini

Working from home is still work, NTA for setting boundaries 👏

LardHop | LardHop

Support for NTA comment calling out sexist behavior 👏

iamaninsect | iamaninsect

User suggests fair solution to entitled mother-in-law. NTA 👍

science_vs_romance | science_vs_romance

Hire help, NTA. Why bring up his mother's opinion? 😑

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Joint responsibility for childcare, but everyone sucks here. 👶

Aviatrix001 | Aviatrix001

Parenting boundaries: NTA stands up to overbearing MIL 👏

Morrigan-71 | Morrigan-71

Don't let your spouse's messes become your responsibility. NTA 👏

Just_here2020 | Just_here2020

Husband prioritizes mom over wife and child. NTA comment.

Entire-Flight | Entire-Flight

Don't rely on your adult child for childcare. NTA 👍

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

Mom tries to control work/childcare plans, commenter says NTA 👍

LadyOO7 | LadyOO7

Communication and priorities are key when parenting. 👨‍🍳

beanieb22 | beanieb22

Equal commitments, getting a babysitter is the compromise. 💪

peanutbutter_vibez | peanutbutter_vibez

ESH for not prioritizing child's needs. MIL should help too. 😠

MrAvalanche1981 | MrAvalanche1981

User suggests alternate day care arrangements for OP's child. 👍

Gloomy-Resident-4372 | Gloomy-Resident-4372

User defends mom's decision to not babysit entitled son. 👏

Aicatalia | Aicatalia

User defends OP's decision and calls out husband's behavior. 👏

Clama_lama_ding_dong | Clama_lama_ding_dong

ESH - Parents need to step up and compromise for daughter 👨🏻👩🏻

bearded_nomad_savage | bearded_nomad_savage

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