Babysitting can be quite a chore…even if you’re doing it for people you’re related to.
And a person took to Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page to ask if she acted like a jerk for refusing to babysit her sister’s kids…
But there’s more to the story than just that…
Take a look at what happened.
AITA for refusing to babysit my sister’s kids any further after her son lied to her about me?
“My sister is a single mother with 2 children. An 11, and 7 year old. The 7 year old is a boy while the other 1 is a girl. She works a lot, and doesn’t have a lot of money to afford babysitting, so I started watching her kids for her for free.
There was an incident one day where the 7 year old had gotten mad at me because I wouldn’t let him jump on the couch. I explained to him he could get hurt, and he threw a tantrum.
Which was normal, its what young kids do. Well around the time my sister gets home he starts suddenly bawling his eyes out and running towards her. I’m confused, as he was just fine a second ago but followed behind him to greet her.
He immediately starts on a rant about how I had a man in the house, and how neither him or his sister had eaten at all that day. My sister was rightfully pi**ed, and started asking questions.
I shook my head, said he was lying, and that she had cameras so we should probably sit down and watch them. She said no, and that I needed to go before she called the police.
So I left. A few hours later she calls me and apologizes, saying she watched the footage and saw no man enter the house at all, and that she had seen that her son had refused to eat the dinner I made them. She asked when could I come by next, as she hoped I understood the misunderstanding, but I said I would no longer be babysitting for her.
She said that he’s just 7, and that kids lie all the time but I still refused. We went back and forth over the phone insulting each other, and that was that.
Our mother thinks I’m being ridiculous for being mad at a kid, but it’s more than that. I could’ve gotten in trouble if the police had shown up and he was saying what he said.
And here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.
This reader said that this person is not wrong and that her sister needs to look at the evidence.
Another Reddit user agreed and said that the lie this kid told was pretty far out.
And this individual said that the child seems like they could possibly be a sociopath.
Finally, this reader said this was not just a little white lie but could have had major implications.
What do you think?
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Thanks a lot!