Every parent knows the terrible feeling that hits when your go-to babysitter isn’t available for date night, or they cancel last minute. When that happens, many people have the privilege of asking a family member to watch their children instead.
When one man’s babysitters weren’t available to watch his baby during his, and his wife’s anniversary evening, he asked his sister, who said no. He got angry with her and made a snarky comment, but after reading, you might find her reasoning to be completely valid.
He booked a fun date night for his and his wife’s fifth wedding anniversary three months in advance.
Although he did great with planning the outing for himself and his wife in advance, he didn’t do as well when it came to finding a babysitter for their 12-week-old daughter.
The night of the anniversary, he called his older sister and asked if she could take care of their daughter from 6:45 pm to 11:30 pm.
However, his sister was not her usual self at the time. She’s a mother of four boys, ages four to 16, and was nine months pregnant with her fifth.
He noted that he and his sister are very close and like to help each other with life’s challenges as often as possible.
Before he had a family of his own, he would always help his sister at the drop of a hat with her children. He helped with picking them up from school, tutored them, babysat them, and even stayed over at her house overnight to babysit.
Because he hasn’t been a father for too long, he said that his sister hadn’t had much of a chance to return some of the favors he’s done for her. However, she was in a delicate condition and needed extra rest.