Should kids be paid to babysit their younger siblings?
I can tell that you in the family I grew up in that has five kids, that DEFINITELY wasn’t happening.
It was just understood that it was going to be done…or else…
So is this guy wrong for not paying his daughter to babysit?
Let’s get all the details below…
AITA for not paying my daughter to babysit her younger siblings?
“So my 20 year old daughter is currently a college student. She lives in my house free of rent. I only ask her to do a few things around the house from time to time, like cooking and cleaning. Typical things you’re expected to do on a daily basis anyways. Occasionally she has to watch over her younger brothers since I may be busy with work or when I need a break to hang out with my girlfriend.
My daughter recently spoke up to me about how she feels I’m putting too much of a workload on her back which I don’t see how. She told me she’s okay with cooking and cleaning around the house, but having to watch over her siblings was annoying & stressful and that it’s taking away from her studies.
That pissed me off because I myself went to school while having to pay bills & take care of her as a baby alongside my ex-wife. I told her she was acting very privileged and that if I could do it, so could she. She didn’t like that very much and stormed off into her room.
Well she went behind my back and told my sister about how “bad” I was treating her. My sister is very kind & gullible at times, so she called me and said the least I could do was give her an allowance for the chores I make her do.
I explained why I felt that wasn’t necessary and she told me not to compare my situation to my Daughter’s since apparently I put myself in the position I was in back then which I guess is a fair argument.
But since she is living in my house rent free and I’m paying for her college, I feel that in of itself should count as an allowance. So I just wanted to ask whether I’m wrong for not wanting to pay her extra money to do basic chores.”
Here’s what Reddit users had to say.
This person said he’s an a**hole and this isn’t his daughter’s responsibility.
Another individual said these kids are the girl’s siblings, not her children.
And this Reddit user made a good point about what this guy is probably thinking…
What do you think?
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Thanks a lot!