A young man had Redditors shaking their heads when he revealed that he chose to go on a trip with his girlfriend instead of watching his nephew. The family expectations were off the chart! Here is the full story.
They’re a Growing Family
OP is a 24-year-old man with a 31-year-old brother.
The brother is married to a 28-year-old woman, and the couple has a 4-year-old son.
He Loves the Kid
As a young, single man, OP is not all that interested in kids and usually avoids them. But he loves his nephew and enjoys being around him.
They Moved Closer
That worked out great for OP’s brother and sister-in-law when the woman’s work brought them to OP’s city a year ago.
They Could Spend Time Together
OP works from home and has a flexible schedule, so his brother asked him if he would mind watching the toddler every once in a while.
OP was happy to do that since the boy was well-behaved and the two of them got along well.
It Wasn’t an Issue
And besides, as it turned out, the couple hardly ever asked OP to watch their son. It only happened once every week or two.
He Made a Life Change
At that point, OP’s brother was also working from home.
But he recently took a new job that required him to be in the office most of the time and also be paid a lot less.
He Was on the Hook
With less time spent at home and less money to pay for childcare, OP’s brother and sister-in-law started calling on him more and more often.
It got to the point where he was watching his nephew about 3 days a week.
He Couldn’t Keep Control
That might not have been the end of the world, but the little boy was getting more active, too.
OP was having more and more trouble keeping him under control, and it was starting to impact his work.
They Wanted Even More
At the same time, OP’s brother and sister-in-law were starting to put even more demands on him.
She Wanted Him to Change Everything
One day recently, OP’s sister-in-law came to pick up her son after work.
While she was there, she pointed out several pieces of furniture that OP needed to get rid of because they were dangerous for children.
There Would Be Another Mouth
She even told OP that they were thinking about having a daughter, so he really needed to make his place safe. OP thinks she was only half-kidding.
He Was Planning a Trip
Not long after that, OP was talking to his brother and sister-and-law about a trip he planned to take with his girlfriend.
It had been in the works for a long time, and he’d be gone about a week and a half.
He Had to Grow Up
When the couple heard the details of his trip, they jumped all over OP and said that he needed to grow up.
He couldn’t be taking “childish” vacations because he had responsibilities as an uncle.
The Kid Wasn’t His Problem
That flipped OP’s switch and he told them that their monster of a kid wasn’t his responsibility.
He wasn’t the one who chose to have a baby in the first place, after all.
It’s Radio Silence
Things got pretty heated between them, and OP admits that he said some really awful things, laced with profanities.
His brother and sister-in-law stormed out, and they haven’t spoken since.
They All Turned on Him
But OP got an earful from his parents, who said it’s his responsibility as an uncle to help take care of his nephew.
And even his sister-in-law’s parents called up to chew him out.
Now He’s Doubting Himself
The attacks from his family sent OP into a spiral of tears and self-doubt.
Now he wonders if he was in the wrong and really does have a responsibility to take care of his nephew.
His Family or His Life?
OP thinks he deserves to have his own life, but he also doesn’t want to be cut out of the family.
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He’s a Family Man
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Bucky’s Parking Predicament
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