The babysitter decided to take matters into her own hands when the parents of the kids she was watching decided to stay out later than they had planned.

“I am 15 years old and I babysit to make money. I took a first aid course and a babysitting course,” the young girl started her post.

She posted it on a subreddit called “AITA,” which stands for “Am I the A-hole.” This is a place where people ask if they are wrong about disagreements that have been bothering them.


So that they could go to a wedding without worrying about their kids, a family decided to hire a babysitter.

She wrote in her post that one of the parents of a “little sister’s classmate” had asked her if she could watch their child for the evening while they went out, and she had agreed to do so.

When she asked her parents if they were going to be out late and if she should pack a bag for an overnight stay, they told her they wouldn’t be out that late and that if she packed for an overnight stay, they would be home by midnight if she did.

Because “he is my ride” and “he doesn’t want me alone in a car with adults he doesn’t know,” the young girl made sure to check with her father first, and he gave her permission to go through with her plans.

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As soon as she got to the house where she had been babysitting, everything went smoothly, and by 11:50 p.m., the girl’s father had come to take her home.

“The kids were all asleep and I was watching tv. I texted them at 11:00 to [double-check] that they would be on time. The mom texted me back ‘yes,'” she wrote.


After thirty minutes had passed since the time the parents said they would be home, the babysitter noticed that they still weren’t there.

At 12:30 in the morning, her parents still hadn’t come back to take over her work so she could go home. She sent them one more text message, but they didn’t respond to it.

The little girl finally decided to call her father. When she told him she still wasn’t ready to leave and that her parents hadn’t arrived yet, he got angry.

“One o’clock. I call them. No answer,” she said that during that time, her father had gone back to their house, gotten some coffee, and then come back.

After sending a text message every 15 minutes and not getting a reply, she decided to take matters into her own hands.


The babysitter decided to act like there had been a break-in to get the parents to come faster.

“[At 2:20 a.m.] I have an idea. I texted them that someone tried to break into their garage but that the alarm scared them away,” she recalled.

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She sent a text message to her parents to tell them that someone had tried to break into their house. They came back “drunk in an Uber in 15 minutes”

“My dad made [them] pay me for my extra time before we left. He told me that I’m not allowed to babysit for them again unless I charged them for an overnight stay.”

But the next day, when the girl went to pick up her sister from school, she ran into her mother, who was very angry with her because the girl had lied about there being an intruder.

“She gave me sh-t for scaring her and her husband. That they had checked their security cameras and no one tried to break in. I said sorry the alarm went off so I called you,” she explained.

“She called me a liar. Which is fair. But I don’t feel bad about what I did. They lied to me first.”


Most of the people who commented on her Reddit post agreed that she was an NTA (Not The A-hole).

“I mean as a general rule of thumb, lying about break-ins isn’t a great idea but I can totally understand where [the babysitter] was coming from,” one user wrote.

“And mature parents wouldn’t have allowed it to ever get to the point that a fabricated story was necessary to bring them home.”

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Another user chimed in, writing, “They had no regard [for] you and your time, forcing a minor to stay up way late and ignoring your texts.”

“The fact that they came home right after you scared [them] shows that they read your texts, just decided to ignore them.”