I’m going to start this off by saying I’m a firm believer in “it takes a village to raise a child”. I also don’t mind watching kids for a couple hours here or there. But I really believe that people should get to choose if they want to be apart of the village.
But it’s been every fucking day. Every fucking day I have to watch this child for at least an hour after work. One of my parents invited my sister and brother in law to live with us. Because quite frankly they don’t have their shit together.
My parent didn’t consult any of us before having them move in. And can I just say I’m so fucking tired of being around a toddler? She’s an amazing niece and child, but I didn’t decide to be child free so that I can babysit when needed.
I’m so tired of people having kids and then expecting family members to pick up the slack. It was the same when my parents had my younger brother.
Like I said if this was a couple hours once or twice a week, I wouldn’t care. But if I have to watch this child every week day? No matter how well behaved she is, I’m tired.
I’m trying so hard to save up my money so that I can finally live in a place away from all children.