Woman deemed ‘terrible’ after refusing sister’s babysitting request: ‘I would be exhausted

A woman is refusing to babysit her sister’s three children full-time unless she is paid. She went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. The woman doesn’t have any kids herself, but grew up in a conservative household where women are expected to have children. Her two sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth, have kids. Elizabeth previously babysat Margaret’s children, but after Elizabeth moved away, Margaret demanded the Reddit user fill the role. “When Margaret called us up in early December […] she was starting work in the New Year and she wanted me to watch her kids three days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.”. “I jokingly asked what rate she was paying for me to basically be a full-time babysitter. She said that I was a terrible sister and Elizabeth had never mentioned money”. The user felt like she was being reasonable, but her entire family — except Elizabeth — is convinced otherwise. Reddit users thought Margaret was in the wrong. “In the real world, most people have to pay for babysitting,” another said