Babysitting can be an absolute nightmare

And I’m sure a lot of you know exactly what I’m talking about!

Read on to see if you think this man was out of line for telling his sister he’d never babysit for her again.

Oh, boy!

AITA for telling my sister I am never babysitting for her again?

“I (37M) am single, childfree and have two dogs (German Shepherd mixes). They are very well behaved and super nice, my niblings (aged 2-13) love them.

I have 4 sisters and they have 10 kids total, so I babysit A LOT. I work from home and am pretty much always available to watch the older ones (since I can easily work while they are in my appartment) and when they need care for the little ones, I just move my schedule around a bit.

Yesterday 4 of my niblings were at my place (ages 3, 5, 7 and 8). 7 and 8 are siblings.

I have just one super strict rule at my house: no chocolate. It’s deadly for dogs, I don’t like it anyway and kids can easily go an afternoon without it.

The 7 and 8yro obviously brought chocolate with them and shared with 3 and 5yro. I was in the kitchen making them drinks, they were in the living room. My dogs were sleeping on the balcony.

I came into the living room and there were obviously chocolate crumbs everywhere. I asked who had the chocolate and 7 and 8yro admitted that mom gave it to them and they always have some with them, but usually eat it in secret.

When my sister came to pick them up a few hours later, I told her what happened and she said that her kids are big enough not to make a chocolate mess. I told her I’m never babysittinv for her again.

She is furious and says I overreacted. Another sister of mine agrees with her. My mother thinks I am wrong for putting my dogs before the children.


And here’s how Reddit users reacted.

One reader said he is NTA and that it sounds like these kids are taught to lie.

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Another individual said that this is all about an entitled person taking advantage of boundaries.

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And this Reddit user sarcastically said the sister sounds like a great role model.

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