Oh boy, here come the waterworks…
It’s yet another story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page about someone making another person cry…and then feeling bad about it.
So read this story and let us know what YOU think.
AITA for making my daughter-in-law cry?
“My son and daughter-in-law had their twins last year. They didn’t want to put them in daycare and asked me if I could watch them.
I’ve been doing childcare my whole adult life (as a nanny). At the time, I had a well paying nanny job. My son and daughter in law couldn’t afford to pay me as much, but I didn’t mind as they’re my grandkids and I love them. I’d do it for free but I have to pay my bills.
I did make sure multiple times that this was going to be permanent. I was quitting a good job for this and I didn’t want to have to scramble last minute. They swore up and down that it’d be until they were 3. I agreed and I’ve had so much fun watching them this past year. They’re now 18 months old. I’ve started to teach them colors, ABCs, etc. We go to play groups so they can be with kids their age.
My son and DIL sat me down last week saying they feel more comfortable with daycare. After doing research, they feel it’s best they’re in daycare now. They’ve already found one and gave me 2 weeks notice. I was upset. They promised me 3 years of work and now I have to scramble to find a new job that’ll pay as well as my last one.
I said all of this, and they said it wasn’t fair for me to expect them to keep to that. I pointed out what this would do financially to me, and they said they had to think of themselves. They’re paying the daycare more, but it’s worth it. I said now I don’t know how I’ll pay my bills, including my son’s student loans that I pay. I left shortly after.
My son says his wife cried and I shouldn’t have guilted them about this. He said bringing up the money was manipulative.
Now let’s check out what Reddit users said about this story.
This reader made it nice and easy: these people broke their commitment.
Another individual said that this woman’s son should be paying for his own loans.
And this reader said that the woman’s son and daughter-in-law both sound like pretty awful people.
Lastly, this reader said they envision the son doing something petty in the future about this…let’s hope not.
What do you think?
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