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Sister is denied a vacation after she declines to babysit. Image: Adobe Stock

Sister is denied a vacation after she declines to babysit

The lady who refused to pay for her sister’s vacation trip because she won’t watch the children has received praise.

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Sister is denied a vacation after she declines to babysit. Image: Adobe Stock

A Reddit user questioned whether they were being unfair by not covering their sister’s portion of the cost of a family vacation after the sister declined to assist with babysitting.

With her parents, siblings, husband, two children, all of whom are 10 years old, and a newborn who is 8 months old, this was a family affair.

She wrote about her family’s plans for a two-week resort trip.

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The advertisement said that the trip cost $2,000 per person. 22-year-old sister Camila had recently graduated from college and requested assistance in paying for it.

She said:

“Camila called me last week to ask if we could pay for her ticket and accommodation—my parents would pay for food and activities.”

“My husband and I can comfortably afford our family, but adding Camila would put financial pressure on us. I told her that I would discuss it with my husband and then I would call her.”

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After talking with her husband, they decided that they would pay for her vacation ticket in exchange for her providing occasional babysitting for their kids.

Not every day, but at least twice a week for two hours over the course of two months, was required. Camila wasn’t thrilled when the couple brought up this idea to her, though.

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She also says that her kids are generally well-behaved and don’t need much supervision; still, she declined to watch them in return for a family trip. She was thus not allowed to join the family vacation.

The glamorous existence of a poor student. Minute noodles every night might quickly get monotonous.

So, it’s like winning the lottery when your family offers to take you on a trip in return for a few babysitting duties! It almost seems like a luxurious getaway.

Family disputes over finances are not uncommon; from a mother-in-law refusing to contribute to family outings to others desiring to leave their family over unjust financial arrangements, it is a subject that frequently sparks conflict.

Things to consider when choosing a babysitter

The major criteria to consider are whether or not the babysitter is someone you can trust and who your child feels at ease with.

The childcare provider must also be available at the times you need them.

All of the babysitters employed by babysitting firms should undergo background checks by the police.

Babysitters hired through an agency may be required to obtain a Working with Children Check in several states and territories.

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You must determine whether the babysitter is appropriate. You should take into account their level of experience and how they act with your kids.

If you have more than one child, find out if they have prior experience looking after many kids at once. You should ask the babysitter to leave if you have any worries about them.

Report the babysitter to the agency, the person who suggested them, and/or the police if you believe they have injured or endangered your kid.