Post # 1
Okay so I used to help my sister look after her 3 children because she is in uni and on placement alot, this meant working late nights, all nights and weekends! It was impossible to get a job while doing it. But I need a. Income so got a job that was in September, I told her she would have to find someone else by Novembernut yet I’m still expected to give up all my time!!! I know she’s my sister but this is the exact reason I didn’t have kids young!!! It’s driving me mad she doesn’t even ask or let me know in advance she just texts and says be here at 4am and I’m like wtf!?!?!??!!!!! I say I can’t n she tells me oh ok I’ll have to take my eldest out of school to take the young ones and look after them!!! So I feel guilty and do it! Enoughit’s enough I’m going crazy!!!!!!!
Rant over…sorry guys x
Post # 3
Just say no. If she tries to guilt you by saying “well I guess I’ll have to take the eldest out of school” then tell her “too bad, so sad.” They are her kids and her responsibility, and as soon as you stop picking up the slack, she will have no choice but to find a proper childcare arrangement.
Post # 4
It’s not your responsibility. It sounds like you’ve already been extremely generous with your time!
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Exactly what the other posters said. If you have concerns about her taking the eldest child out of school to watch the younger children you should call social services to show up at her house to investigate the next time she does it. Taking care of her children is her responsibility, not yours. If she didn’t want the responsibility she had many options to not have to raise those children (abstain from sex, birth control, abortion, adoption, etc…) She needs to grow up and I would tell her exactly that.