Family members often break up and then quickly makeup, before they break up again. This is how life goes, and it all depends on characters, situations, and actions. The list below shares the story of a person whose sister was about to get married. The big day came, but all she wanted him for seemed to be to take care of her infant son, who cried all the time and had to be taken out nonstop in order to calm down. She even gave him a schedule, literally appointing him as a babysitter. He knew he would miss the whole wedding, and he did not like that one bit. After realizing he was only there to make sure the baby didn’t cry during the ceremony, he simply left. Needless to say, his sister and the whole family blamed him for doing it, so he asked Reddit if he was to blame at all. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
Here is how the discussion started:
– The brother wanted to attend the ceremony, but had to be out with the baby
– The sister tells her brother that he will have to miss the ceremony. because of the baby
– After that he just leaves
– All the family members are calling him selfish and so on…
And here is how people reacted:
1. The turns
Here is a valid argument for starters. There were many other family members there. All of them could have taken turns to look after the baby.
2. The decency
We guess the brother had to know his role in advance. This way, he could have had the final say in this scheme, and we guess he would have denied it.
3. The family
We believe that many people out there have either been in the brother’s shoes before, or they have seen similar things happen.
4. The sister
Here is a good idea. This brother should probably ask others why didn’t they step in and help him take care of the baby. They were all family, after all.
5. The person
This is a simple post that points out the problem of the whole ordeal. All other family members had to take care of the baby, taking turns every half an hour, for example.
6. The cue
Here is another situation that was wrong, to say the least. The sister had planned about how the whole thing would have gone, and the brother had no clue.
7. The sister
There is no point in explaining that the lack of a babysitter was due to the wedding expenses. It doesn’t cost that much to hire a babysitter for the day.
8. The baby
It seems that it would have been the most natural thing to ask for all family members to help with the baby. We guess there were enough relatives there.
9. The time
There are a million ways in which this could have been avoided, not to mention that the bride obviously didn’t bother thinking about them.
10. The guest
Brother or not, the best thing the bride could have done was to treat him like a guest. There is no telling just how offended he was by the whole thing.
11. The double down
This would probably cause an even bigger stir than leaving the wedding. Still, we guess that it would teach the sister a lesson for doing what she did.
12. The entitlement
It seems that the sister felt as if her brother was obliged to take care of his nephew, and she never intended to treat him as a guest.
13. The stage
This post seems to be a hint about the abilities of the mother to take care of her kid the right way, but we don’t think it is appropriate at all.
14. The cost
This is correct, and it seems that if the sister wanted someone to look after the baby every minute of the wedding, she should have hired a professional.
15. The relatable action
There is no telling just how many people would relate to what this person did, and we guess he had no other choice if he wanted to retain his dignity.
16. The angry person
We are quite sure that almost everyone who read the whole story would immediately take the brother’s side and no wonder about that.
17. The family dynamic
This actually makes sense, and if the sister had already made up her mind who to appoint as a babysitter, maybe the others knew about this.
18. The budget
No matter how expensive the wedding was, we still think that there would have been enough money left to hire a babysitter for the day.
19. The priority
Knowing that she would have a problem with the crying baby, the sister would have prioritized the need for a babysitter for the day.
20. The reception
This is yet another person that obviously thought the whole family was in on the plan. If this was true, we know that it would be an unacceptable thing to do.
21. The advantage
There is no other way to put this except for this post. It perfectly describes things as they were. The brother was purposefully used as a babysitter.
22. The situation
There is no doubt that if the brother does not apologize, his family would probably never speak to him again, which might be a good thing.
23. The babysitter
A single action taken by the bride would have easily prevented this whole situation. She obviously chose to use her brother and save some money.
24. The pride
We know that many people who read the whole story felt as if they would do exactly the same if they happened to be in the brother’s shoes.
25. The cost
There is no excuse for what this bride did with her brother. The fact that she obviously saved money by not appointing a babysitter is not okay.
26. The babies
There are things that a couple with kids needs to do before getting married. We know that there must be a carefully crafted plan.
27. The sand
The whole ordeal was surely not the brother’s fault, and there is no doubt that he has absolutely nothing to apologize for.
28. The help
We know that some people are always ready to help when they see a family member in need, but nothing like this happened during this wedding.
29. The people
The brother was concerned, but he had no reason to be, as he did the right thing. He should not care less about what his family has to say now.
30. The duties
Even if we assume that the sister had to shrink the wedding costs, she should have asked all family members to help with the baby.
31. The time
There is no way one could justify the way the bride dealt with her baby. She used her brother and deprived him of seeing her wedding, and that mattered to him.
32. The perfect world
It seems that everyone is trying to act as if it was the brother’s fault. His only sin was the fact he cared about witnessing his sister’s wedding.
33. The members
We didn’t think of this until now, but we tend to agree that the previous night was the time when the family probably decided the brother would be appointed as a babysitter.
34. The last minute
We know that most people would agree with the fact the brother was right for leaving. He was not aware of his role at the wedding.
35. The rude person
Asking him to do such a thing was inappropriate, and the sister didn’t care about his feelings.