In my humble opinion, one of the great joys of having a layover is getting to relax, sit down, and people-watch folks in the airport without any disturbances.
And it’s no fun when that gets taken away and you actually have to DO stuff!
And the young woman who wrote this story seems very unhappy that she her sister asked her to help watch her kid during an extended flight delay that saw them having to spend the night together.
Did she act like an a**hole?
You be the judge!
AITA for not helping my sister watch my nephew during a flight delay?
“Rae(25f) and I (23f) grew up in NYC. Our parents own a vacation home. When I moved out they decided to move there permanently.
They’ve only been back once so I recently decided to visit them.
Mom and Rae were talking and my plans came up. She called and asked why I didn’t tell her I was planning to go to Cali. I said it had nothing to do with her so why would I have to tell her anything.
She said it made no sense for us to do separate trips when we could just go together. I said she’s acting extremely entitled to something she had no parts in and I’m not obligated to include her in every plan I make. She said she just wants our parents to meet her son. I said he’s like 5 months you had plenty of time to take him if it was important.
Then she cried to mom. Ma said it was a good idea. I said if Rae cared so much she would’ve planned to see them on her own. She told me she really needs this.
I told Rae if she comes she can’t ask me for s**t I’m not helping with her kid act like I’m not even there. She agreed.
The day came and our connecting flight was delayed so we had to stay the night. I was trying to fall asleep. She asked me if I was really going to sleep. I was annoyed. I said “If you leave me tf alone.”
Later she asked me to watch the baby. I said just hold him and go to sleep. She was scared someone would snatch him while she slept. I said she sounds fkn crazy and no one wants her kid. She said she was exhausted and had been drinking energy drinks all night but she was crashing and tried to put him in my arms again.
I said “This is exactly why you should’ve just stayed tf at home. I told you from jump I’m not doing s**t. You already forced your way here now you’re just gonna have to figure it out.” She said “Seriously? I’m fkn exhausted I can barely even keep my eyes open“ I said “Then go to sleep“ and closed my eyes. She knew what the terms were.
We made it there but later mom asked if she really raised me to be so cold towards my sister. She told me she had broken down and had a mental meltdown. I said I love my sister but she should grow up and stop being so dramatic about a situation she put herself in. She said it wouldn’t have hurt to help her even just a little. I told her I didn’t help her make the baby and she should’ve known something could go wrong when traveling.
We got back a week ago and haven’t spoken to each other at all but she texted me today how hurt she was and she feels like I don’t care about her or my nephew at all. I told her she knew what she was getting into when she begged to come and imposed on my trip.
She said she thought I would’ve changed my mind when I realized we would have to sleep in the airport and that she would’ve done it for me. I said “Your kid. You’re responsibility.” I might be willing to just apologize to shut her up if people say I’m the AH.”
Here’s what Reddit users had to say.
One person said she sounds terribly cold for what she did.
And this Reddit user disagreed and said her sister should have stayed home.
Another individual agreed and said that she set clear boundaries but her sister included herself anyway.
What do you think?
Let us know in the comments.
Thanks a lot!