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By adults acting like children / Saturday 17 September 2016 20:31 / United States - Danvers
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You got it all wrong. They're mad because they wanted OP to go with them, so when they wanted to go out and do something fun on vacation they would force OP to watch the kids. But since OP didn't go they had to watch them

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the way you explained it didn't make it anymore clear to the guy who got down voted, the key word here is the adults wants to "trick" OP to coming on the vacation, with false pretense that OP would be sharing the enjoyment of the vacation, they didn't plan on telling OP they were designated babysitter until they were already stuck in the hotel room with the kids, OP's parent probably told OP weeks later after the failed scam when OP was confused why everybody was giving OP the cold shoulder

Sounds like a toxic group of people. I would suggest cutting them from your life. Trust me when I say it won't get better. It took me twenty eight painful years to learn that lesson.

That's the reality of being human everybody wants everybody else to sacrifice their time and energy and money to make their lives better and well step and you and ur family and who ever else it takes. your all in pursuit of a carrot on a stick.. And nobody wants to give out the carrots....

Vacation or not, if they want you to babysit they can ask nicely and owe you a favor or just pay you. They have no business getting mad at you because their attempt to be sneaky backfired. And God forbid they actually spend time with their children on this FAMILY vacation. I'm sure your cousins would have just loved being stuck in a hotel room with a babysitter while their parents are all out getting hammered.

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this is the #1 thing that bothers me about a lot of my friends having children at my age... they want kids for whatever reason, but they don't want to give up the lifestyle they lead (drinking, drugs, driving home from the bar), and then get angry when they need to stay home to take care of their own kids or pay someone. and then I get slammed for not wanting kids. everything seems so backwards.

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I'm noe who gets slammed for not having kids. I'm in my mid-20s and my husband and I have no intention of having kids at any point. Adoption down the road? Maybe. But right now, we have no intention of having kids because the reality is that we are not willing to give up our lifestyle to accommodate children. And I just don't see why that's such a huge deal to some people.

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