A woman found herself compelled to evict her mother-in-law from her home after entrusting her with babysitting her three children. The mother-in-law arrived an hour late, leaving just one hour to spend with the kids before their bedtime at eight o’clock. Despite the brief babysitting duration, the woman paid her mother-in-law $150 for the service.
Upon returning home, the woman discovered her mother-in-law dozing off on the couch, and the house was in disarray. The narrator’s bedroom had been searched, computer files left open, and personal photographs taken and displayed. Alarmed by the privacy violation, the woman confronted her mother-in-law, who poorly excused the invasion of privacy as a search for patience on the computer.
Remaining resolute, the narrator requested her mother-in-law to leave, citing multiple broken rules, including allowing the dog on the bed, leaving a mess, and violating the no-entry policy to the home office. The husband, startled and ashamed by his mother’s behavior, supported the decision to expel her from the house. In defense, the mother-in-law argued via texts and voicemails, suggesting the narrator should have installed a computer lock for privacy.
Reddit community members unanimously supported the woman’s decision, condemning the mother-in-law’s actions as disrespectful and a severe breach of trust. They praised the narrator for maintaining integrity and stressed the importance of safeguarding her privacy and safety at home.
The incident sparked discussions on alternative childcare arrangements, like having the mother-in-law babysit at her own house..