Being a babysitter is an amazing way to earn some extra bucks, and it’s also a fun way to spend your time if you love childcare, but don’t have any of your own yet. What else is amazing about being a babysitter? You get to give the little munchkins back.
But, this babysitter was more than annoyed when the mom of the children she was taking care of stayed out all night and wouldn’t answer her phone.
Because their agreement was that she’d be back at 9 pm, sharp.
And what do you do when you don’t know whether you’re in the right or not? You head to Reddit.
Under the AITA (Am I the A*s hole) section of Reddit, the babysitter explained the situation.
While the Reddit user explained that she’s had similar problems with the mom in the past, she explained that the only reason she continued to babysit her children was because they were absolutely adorable, and that’s why she put up with the mom’s disrespect.
However, 1 weekend, when she agreed to babysit the mom’s kids from 6 pm to 9 pm, telling the mother that she too, had plans afterward, the mom did something yet again to annoy her.
And it’s safe to say, she won’t be doing that again…
“I told her she needed to be on time because I had plans to go out with friends. I was even getting ready at their house after I put the kids to bed. She promised,” the Reddit user began in the post.
“Of course, 9:00 rolls around and she’s not home. I call her, no response. Text, no response. Another hour. Nothing. Still calling and texting. Finally, it is midnight. By this point, my plans are long ruined but I’m pissed and exhausted,” she continued.
So, the irritated babysitter leaves a voicemail saying that if she’s not home to her children in the next hour, she’ll be calling the cops. She texted her with that information, too.
But the mom left her on read. Yikes.
And so, after waiting for nearly an hour, the babysitter tries 1 last time…
“I gave her a grace period of 15 minutes and tried calling again, finally called the cops (non-emergency line). They showed up and I showed our agreement in text from earlier in the week confirming that she’d be home by 9. They try contacting her, didn’t answer. I was dismissed and they took the children to the police station. I go home and go to bed,” she wrote.
She really did follow through on her threat. But, the mom clearly didn’t think she was going to, breaking the baby sitters’ sleep, frantically asking her on a phone call where her children are, and why she’s not at her house…
We mean, wow.
“I tell her I followed through on my threat, check the police station. She cursed me out, I hung up and went to bed,” the Reddit user wrote.
“The next day, she sends me an essay saying the kids’ father was called and there’s a DCF investigation launched against her. She called me every name under the sun but I didn’t think I was wrong until I spoke to a friend with kids.
“She said I should’ve just waited it out and refuse to ever sit for her again. She asked if her potentially losing her kids was worth me being petty,” she finished in the forum.
And so, people took to the thread to share their opinion with her.
It seems that everybody agreed with her.
What do you think about the situation?