Grandmother Rants About Millennial Parents Who Treat Grandparents As Babysitters

Having children can be a very big responsibility, especially for new parents. Many times, when new parents are lucky enough to still have their own parents around, grandparents end up helping them out from time-to-time.

Many times, it's a win-win situation.

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Most new grandparents want to spend time with their grandkids and most new parents want some time away from their kids. So, overall, it's a win-win when grandparents help out.

But, there are some grandparents who feel that younger parents can take advantage, too.

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Sometimes, grandparents feel that their kids can take advantage of them, wanting them to always babysit the little ones while they go out and have a life of their own.

Some grandparents get sick and tired of their kids relying on them.


When it comes down to it, sometimes, we can take advantage of our own parents and expect "too much" out of them.

Quayla Ann knows exactly what that's like.

Sharing a video of her own mother on YouTube, the mom showcased just how angry her mother was after she had asked her to babysit... again.

Her mother explodes in the video that has now gone viral.

"Let me tell you, the new generation, y'all millennial, you got it all [expletive] up [sic]. Because I became a grandparent does not automatically make me the babysitter or a daycare," she yells.

She said grandparents are supposed to visit, not help raise their grandchildren.

"Grandparents — true grandparents — they're supposed to raise their children right to where y'all start having kids, you can... provide for your own children and secure their daycare so you can go to work, so you can go out, so you can do anything else.

True grandparents are supposed to be able to call their grandkids. Y'all supposed to come over and visit," she continued to say.

Essentially, she's tired of her daughter thinking she's a "daycare service."

"No it ain't supposed to be dropping them off when you want to ... No! ... It don't [sic] go like that. You know why? Because we already had our life with raising kids.

We aren't supposed to be tied down raising [expletive] kids. We're supposed to be gardening, going to the senior citizen's place, bingo ... That's what we raise you all for, to be able to take care of your kids," she told her daughter.

Many people online seem to relate to this grandma who has obviously had enough.

Many people commented on the video saying, "She's 150% right," or "Preach!!"

Some commenters were annoyed over the video.

"I hate the fact that they're just laughing at her. God, this Grandma deserves some respect," one person commented on the video.

One person said that the grandma had a point.


"She is trying to say: Don’t have kids if you don’t want to put your full time into taking care of them, you make a baby you take care of it," one person commented.

The vast majority of people seemingly agreed with the grandma.

"I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone preach facts like this!! She was spot on beginning to end. They think it’s funny when she’s being dead ass serious. They wanna go out to the club and s*** and want her to watch them. Sit tf down and raise your own kids," one person added.

Some said, however, their grandmother was different.

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"Well, my grandmother was old-school. She loved being with us. My grandmother was a proud grandmother and she was a grandmother 24/7 she said running the street was unbecoming of older women. She did tend her garden and she thought us how as well. The grandmother is the matriarch of the family and is [the] foundation, the glue that holds the family together. She isn't the babysitter, she is the family," someone said.

However some people said that they feel they owe it to their kids.

"I’m a grandma and I help when I can because my mamma helped me when I was raising babies. Can’t do it without grandma," one person wrote.

The internet, is seemingly, divided.

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Do you agree with this grandma? Do parents these days rely too much on grandparents for childcare?

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