I work with a bunch of moms and grandmas, so they're always showing me pictures of their kids/grand kids/nieces, I don't really know why because I'm 22 and have no kids lol.
But anyway, I never really know what to say so I'll literally just go "Oh" and try to think of a good question about them.
And often times it's some college hottie that I'm surprised is related to whoever's showing it to me.
So what am I supposed to say?
EDIT: alright I think I've got it figured out guys, thanks, I was probably overthinking it
Hope my next post gets this big a response because it's gonna be a lot more important lol
EDIT: oh my lord I do not give a shit about this post and it's my biggest ever, fuck my life. Meanwhile any post I actually care about gets <10 comments. This is why I can't have nice things.
My niece is getting married late next May and my husband and myself recently recieved the Save The Date. On it was details of the couple's wedding website, and upon checking it the website mentions the wedding is child free. I have two sons, who are my niece's first cousins, and by the time the wedding comes around my youngest will be have just turned 12 and my oldest will be 13, nearly 14 with a birthday that coming July.
Now, at 12 and nearly 14 I believed that my niece possibly meant young children, say under 10, and doubled check with my husband's brother (father of my niece) who agreed with me that yeah, neice probably meant young kids but he would double check especially as my kids are her actual cousins so it was probably fine.
A couple days ago, he rang and confirmed my sons were not invited. My husband and I are quite upset about this. My sons were looking forward to being at their cousins wedding.
I called my niece yesterday to confirm what her dad had said and she was ap... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, this happened several months ago but it's still causing drama in the family. My daughter (3f), who we'll call Emma, was the first child born into my husband's family in nearly 2 decades (my husband is much younger then his sisters and we had our daughter on the older side). Her cousins on that side of the family range from college age to 30s. So instead of having 10 cousins it's more like she has 10 additional aunts and uncles who want to dote on her. Which is nice I suppose, but it's hard to make time for everyone and we wind up with an overabundance of gifts at the holidays and such.
So, one of my husband's nieces (who we'll call Sarah, 23f) had suffered from Anorexia for several years. We knew about this, but it didn't seem severe and never affected the way she interacted with my daughter so we allowed her to continue to see her. However in late 2019 apparently she took a sudden turn for the worse, but she was sneaky about it so no one realized the severity until she wound u... keep reading on reddit ➡
My wife (29F) and I (27M) have been married for years. Before we got married, we had multiple discussions about children. Our stance is to have none at all. I have high functioning autism, and children legitimately stress me out.
One of the discussions I have had multiple times with my wife goes as follows.
Me: "Here's the deal. I not only don't want kids of my own, but I would never even be willing to take in nieces, nephews, or other family. I don't mind visiting, kids over for a weekend/day trip, but even if we were the best family to take in a child, it is a deal-breaker and divorce-worthy.
Her: "I understand, we are on the same page. You don't have to worry about it."
Now, the issue is that this exact thing happened. My wife's sister and brother in law were sent to prison for manufacturing and selling drugs. Our six-year-old niece now needs a new home.If we take her in, she can go to the same school. But due to circumstances, she's not even in school right now. She does have s... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have been saving money for my niece and nephew since their birth as I thought I wouldn't be having children of my own. Since then I've saved 10K$ for each kid. It's not a lot of money but enough to pay for a few semesters of college.
My nephew is extremely bright and he managed to get a full ride scholarship to a really good school. He chose to buy a second hand car and save the rest of the money. He said he's going to use it as emergency cushion and I think that's responsible.
When my niece turned 18 I also gave her the money which she has used to fund three semesters of college. Now she is asking for more money because she thinks it's unfair that I also gave her brother the same amount when he has a scholarship.
In my view it's fair to give them both the same amount of money. Not giving her brother money feels like punishing him for getting the scholarship. I told her that I would not be funding any more of her education. It's up to her to fund the rest of her semesters. She... keep reading on reddit ➡
My niece has recently been more disrespectful than usual to her mother and I. Her mom (my sister) mostly laughs it off and doesn't take it seriously, but it really gets under my skin when she rolls her eyes when she is asked her to pick up after herself. Today I asked her to clean up several messes that she'd made around the house and she mocked me and rolled her eyes while her mother laughed. So I went to the kitchen and poured the rest of her favorite cereal into a bowl and watched her face fall as I walked past her cleaning, eating her precious Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which I don't even really like.
Edit: Many of you are making a lot of assumptions about my sister and her daughter, because of one story that I told from my perspective so I want to clear some things up.
My sister spoke to my niece about respecting each other and my niece apologized to me. Remember she's only 8 so this small amount of eye rolling that's occurred in the past week doesn't necessarily reflect how she wil... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, i am pissed off right now. My sister knows i am not a big fan of small children, especially babies. She gave birth to her daughter last week or so.
A few days ago she asked me «so when are you gonna visit your niece???» i told her «i’ll have to see when i Get the time» cause i knew that if i told her «i am NOT» she would Get angry and tell our mom. Lol.
I work the graveyard shifts, meaning i sleep during the day. My SO was at work when this happened. I Get home around 7 and i go to bed. My sister knows the code to our front door because a few years ago she lived in the same apartment.
She unlocked the door and went in. This happened at 10 AM. I was asleep. She went into my bedroom and put her baby on top of me. I woke up confused and all. My niece puked in my bed. I had to clean it.....
She knows i work nights and dislike babies. She refused to leave untill 3 pm. I got 3 hours of sleep, before i had to go to work again.
What the fuck?!? She doesnt understand... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened back in July before the world went to shit, but my in-laws still bring it up.
I am a teacher at an all girl's secondary school, which my 14F niece, 'Bella' (husband's sibling's daughter) goes to. Bella has always been popular, but she is a good girl, and never been the wild type. I've always made it a point to treat Bella and her sister equally to their peers. We have different surnames so only a few people know that we're related. We were on an overnight school trip with Bella's year and we were doing the round before checking in for the night. We had a rule with the girls that we would knock, and a girl would have to come to the door, or speak up. If nobody came or spoke, we could use our key to get in. We never had to open up, because the girls were happy to oblige.
That evening at about 10pm we knocked on Bella's room's door. Bella's roommates were what I would call 'dodgy popular girls,' as well as her longtime and equally vanilla best friend, Katie. Nobody replied... keep reading on reddit ➡
So MIL made the announcement today that her niece (my husbands cousin) is pregnant for the 4th time around. Husband and I were very surprised and simultaneously launched into a mess of questions/statements. The very first of which was something like "fucking hell... Have they just never used protection at all?". Followed by lots of points such as the fact that they have such little money, they're almost always on the brink of divorce, they always say they can't handle so many kids etc.
MIL said it wasn't our place to say anything and everyone makes their own choices and then left the room. FIL then continues the conversation with us, agreeing that it's stupid. He tells us the pregnancy was planned and how excited they are. MIL then comes back and gets mad at all of us, including FIL for joining in.
I am bewildered why anyone would want four children, especially under such circumstances. We have one child (we are carers, not parents - and yes I know, I get down votes for being a ca... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve always heard babies will smile at attractive people because their face has symmetry and it’s something that infants like. Every time I make my niece smile it’s a confidence booster for me and she doesn’t even know how much it means.
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So, I (21f) graduated college in December and moved back in with my mom to start job hunting. My sister Amy (26f) has also been living here, along with her three kids (4f, 3f, 1m) since September rent free, because her husband of three years, Steve (30m), filed for divorce. He kicked her out after finding out she'd cheated on him with an ex, and Amy took the kids with her. Before this she was a SAHM and hadn't worked since her first kid was born. They're not officially divorced yet.
Corona stopped my job hunt, so I'm an Uber eats driver rn. Amy spends her days going woe is me and bitching about Steve. The kids def miss their dad and only see him on the weekends when he's not working. Mom's always been a pushover when it comes to her grandkids and Amy, and doesn't push her to find a job or pay for anything.
A month ago my bf (25m) sent me an anniversary gift (we're quarantining apart). It was an eye shadow palette that I'd looked at a few months before, b... keep reading on reddit ➡
So this happened last year and I haven’t been able to shake the shame. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and couldn’t stop thinking about this embarrassing moment. I need to get this off my chest.
I admit it, I’m a sick fuck but one weekend I had my sister’s family over to spend the day and to invite me to his niece’s birthday party for that next weekend. All his young daughters wanted was to watch Frozen over and over again. The movie was playing in my house pretty much the whole day and I couldn’t help but find Elsa and her sister hot as hell. Well, later that night I had some time to myself in my bedroom and I began to get curious on the Internet. I stumbled upon one of those cartoon porn websites and out of curiosity I decided to do a search for Frozen. Well, there was a lot of material there and I enjoyed living out my fantasies after being disappointed all day that there aren’t any sex scenes in Frozen. I saved a few of the best videos on my laptop and called it a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Unlike my siblings, I'm very interested in my heritage. Our family is of Celtic descent and originally from the Highlands in Scotland. I'm proud of my heritage and countries history (obviously I know the bad as well and do not agree with it at all before anyone says). When I was little, I started learning Scottish Gaelic which is now a dying language because I didn't want that aspect of our culture to disappear. Only around 57,375 people speak it in Scotland (according to a census done in 2011). Personally I think the Welsh have the right idea of teaching kids the Welsh language and keeping it alive. When I have children I do plan on teaching them the language too. A side note: the Scottish government has plans to start teaching children Gaelic which I'm really glad to see.
My siblings think differently, they are proud of their roots too but not to the same extent. They don't care if the language died out and think that isn't a big deal. I live in an area where a lot of the elderly sp... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (45M) never got married or had kids. My little brother (41M) and his wife (39F) have two daughters, the eldest of which is 18 and expecting her first child.
As a backstory, in 2008 I was let go from my job at a regional accounting firm. Nobody was taking on staff back then so I took some time out and studied to become a licensed insolvency practitioner, after which I started my own firm and started making good money dealing with companies going into administration after the credit crunch. This career shift enabled me to buy my first house at 37 and start to save for the future.
My brother, like most people, was not as lucky as I was. In 2008 he had a 7yo and 3yo and got made redundant. He and his wife lost the house, which was unfortunate – if they’d have been able to hang on for another 18 months I’d have been able to support them with their mortgage payments, but at that time I was also out of work and living off savings.
After I bought my house 8 years ago I started saving for... keep reading on reddit ➡
My niece graduated this month and I’m very proud of her since for awhile it didn’t look she was going to make it. We had a party and everything for her. She’s decided that she wants to be a photographer. I went to school for photography myself and have two cameras and some equipment myself. Now since college it has become more of a hobby. Photography gigs are in no ways a means to pay all my bills right now. I work a full time job and mostly do photography on days I am off. Nothing big. I like going to the park or the woods behind my apartment to take pictures. I will take family pictures at no charge cause it keeps me in practice.
Anyway I got my niece several books to help her get started. These were some helpful books I had myself, some I had even used in college and still use to keep my skills sharps. She was very thankful for them. All was good. I’m helping my sisters clean up after the party when my middle sister (not my niece’s mother) demands to know why I didn’t give my camer... keep reading on reddit ➡
So my older sister is a narcissist. Plain and simple. We were never close since we had a pretty big age gap (she’s 36 I’m 19) but she was always evil. I remember she used to pinch me as a child and said I ruined her life because my parents had to pay attention to their only other child. She was 17 when I was born but at the time had already dropped out of high school and was in rehab. I never really saw her until I was around 5-6, and that’s when I started hating her.
She started having kids when I got to middle school. She has five. They were all born addicted to drugs. My parents adopted them and we have been basically raising them as she goes in and out of prison. My parents have always enabled her behavior, letting her take the kids to their dads house (who never saw them any other time their mom wasn’t in jail) for days on end. This causes me major anxiety since they’re so young and I don’t trust her or her baby dad.
My parents also give her money all the time which she spend... keep reading on reddit ➡
Few years ago I started a WhatsApp chat with one nephew because I had a question about a Star Wars themed Xmas present and wanted to try advice on which present to buy for his younger brother. It’s now evolved to a channel of me (M48), Nephew A, B, C (M19, M17, M16) from two different sisters.
98 percent of the chat is “Kobe vs MJ vs Lebron” or “Obi Wan vs Rey in a force battle” or “Why free weights over resistance bands” or “Ford eco boost vs Coyote 1/4 vs 1/8 Race”. There are lots of pics of food we had or want to eat or cars that they want to buy one day. 2 percent of the chat is life advice: “this girl likes me but I can’t stand her” or “my buddy just stole the girl I liked” or “coach is favouring this other guy and it’s not fair” or “Uncle Rumble, should I take Poly Sci 301” etc.
Ever since this group started I’ve policed and moderated (no girlie pics, no talk of drugs, no illegal activity chat) the chat and I update my sisters semi regularly when I see an issue that they sh... keep reading on reddit ➡
My brother(single dad) and I live next to each other. He is still working outside of the home but I am not so his daughter has been hanging out with us while he’s gone. She is 13 so she can be home alone but obviously a 13yo home alone for 40+ hours a week isn’t the best idea.
Anyway, I have a 5 year old that recently got an easy bake oven that we struggled to use. She made a few “desserts” that didn’t turn out. We only had one packet of cake mix left and 13yo niece offered to help 5yo make it.
Suddenly I have a crying 5yo on my hands because she and Niece were able to make the cake...and Niece ate the whole thing. 5yo didn’t get a single bite and now we have no more mixes left.
I thought it was very rude so I sent Niece home for the day. And told her she could come back tomorrow IF she apologizes to 5yo. She gave a half assed apology but defended her actions by saying she made it so she get a to eat it and went home.
Today she came back over and I told her that I wanted a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Update to my previous post: https://www.reddit.com/r/relationship_advice/comments/gy8saz/my_10_year_old_niece_doesnt_have_one_nice_thing/
Hello all and thanks again for all the wonderful advice! Girls day went great! She was pretty quiet and to herself at first, but after a couple hours and the loss of half my eyebrow (Thanks cheap waxing strips T_T lmao) My friend and I finally got my niece chatting.
I am sad to report that she is being rather ruthlessly bullied by her brother. Shes 11 in a couple weeks and he's 9. I won't get into too much detail but she is being hit often by her brother, and her belongings are being routinely destroyed.
When I watched them today while their mom was at work I kept a very close eye on him and noticed he grabbed the back of her head and leaned in to whisper somethings to her. I did hear him call her things like lard ass... keep reading on reddit ➡
Long story short, my mother is being evicted from her house due to the owners selling it. My sister and two nieces live there too. My mother is disabled and retired and my sister is crazy and won't get a job. My mom cannot afford a four bedroom house off her retirement and her social security. My nieces fathers are not involved.
Recently my mother asked me if I'd be interested in moving into a place with the four of them. With my income, there's enough to rent a decent house in the school district that my nieces go to. It would eat a lot of my income. I live alone and enjoy it.
I declined seeing this would just become a financial burden on me and my sister absolutely won't get a job. My mother was hurt. I wouldn't even want to live with her because she smokes a like chimney.
Their excuse in asking me is that I'm a single man with no kids.
Her husband kicked her out within the past few days, so she is currently staying with a friend. It seems like they've been headed down this road for a while, but finally the dam broke and they officially split. She asked if she could stay with me until she can find an apartment, which she thinks may take several weeks or longer, and I told her she could not.
The reason I said no is because I recently started dating a new girl, and I'm having some of the best sex of my life. It's definitely the most adventurous, so if my sister and niece moved in it would really kill off a lot of the fun and we'd have to be a lot more restrained.
Our parents live about an hour away, so although it would be a lot more inconvenient since my sister works in our city and would have a long commute, it's not like she's without options. She may also be able to find a friend willing to let her stay with them if she looked, but I concede that it would be the most convenient if she stayed with me.
I am 18 and my sister is 24, she has 2 kids (both girls) who are 6 and 4, she lives with me and my mom (dad isn't in the picture anymore). My niece’s dad isn't in the picture either, my sister does her school work online and I end up looking after them quite a bit cause they can't really be left alone that much. It basically just comes down to me making breakfast, dinner and keeping them occupied with a video game or sport outside. Don't get me wrong I love them, but I get REALLY stressed out when looking after them, cause they are kids and kids are VERY rowdy and it just stresses me out and hate to look after them when my sister and mom are both gone.
My mom was working late and my sister was going on a date with her current BF and asked me to look after her kids. I said no, cause I don't like looking after them without her or mom home to settle them down. She told me to get over it and do her a solid, I kept saying now and even offered to help her with a baby sitter for them... keep reading on reddit ➡
Situation started about five months ago.
My wedding was set to the 30th of this month, but it was postponed.
Before the postponing though, we had decided to make my future niece (niece-in-law?) the flower girl. She's about to turn seven, is the sweetest little girl, and I thought the role would suit her perfectly. Needless to say, her mom approved, and she was ecstatic when I asked the both of them if they would be willing to take on this role.
Where the discourse starts is this: we have a group chat for the female wedding guests, so that no one matches the same dress, suggestions, etc., and her mom posted a picture of a small pure white dress in the chat, saying that it was for her daughter. I really wasn't okay with this in any capacity: I think wearing white to a wedding is tacky, and could be taken the wrong way (ex. trying to upstage the bride).
So, I privately messaged my future sister in law and asked her to maybe look at other options, like maybe a light pastel blue or pink... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is my first post to Reddit, please be kind its also a sensitive subject!
I thought this story might interest some of you since i am still blown away by the details. As the title says my niece was diagnosed with a tumor of the pineal gland at the age of three. As you can imagine this was heartbreaking and rocked my family's world. But, i want to share some of the unique details of her story. Keep in mind the pineal glad is also know as the third eye.
When my niece was just 5 months old i moved in with my sister. Right before diagnosis (3yrs) we noticed crazy things happening. For almost a year prior we tried to find out was wrong with my niece. There were many symptoms that just did not seem right until eventually they all boiled over. Before we got to that point some very unique things happened. First, we were getting ready to go to a family event for the day. My niece was really sick which was not unusual, nauseous and lethargic. It was around this time that we begin to realiz... keep reading on reddit ➡
I gave my husbands nieces thousands of dollars worth of makeup and I think I really messed up.
My husbands cousin has twin girls that are obsessed with makeup. They are juniors in high school and I’m a makeup artists so we are really close. I do their makeup for dances, they text me pictures of their looks and I give constructive criticism and feedback, they’re a complete joy and I really like that I’ve e been able to bond with them over their makeup artistry.
Their dad (who they live with half the time) struggles for money so they don’t have anywhere near the collection they’d like to have but they can always get their fix when they come and play with my stuff. Because I’ve been in the industry for about a decade I’ve collected an absolutely gargantuan collection of makeup, most of it free (gratis.)
the girls’ birthday was recently and I figured that since they are starting to get pretty advanced in their artistry but are at a standstill because they don’t have the set up, tools... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just found out that my husband agreed to be written into his sister's will saying we will adopt her two daughters if anything happens to her and her husband. This has never been discussed. He works away all the time so it would actually be me looking after them. I know it's a 'hopefully it'll never happen' thing but still I feel I should have been consulted. And none of my OH family can understand why I'm pissed off about this. I want it removed but they say it'll never come to that anyway. AITA?
My mom and sister have had plans to do stuff this weekend out of town for a while but did not tell me till yesterday. This is fine, they are adults, but they also told me that I would need to watch my twelve and thirteen year old nieces til Monday. I do not get along with my nieces, they feel that they don't need to listen to anyone, not even their mother. I don't need the drama of these girls as I am just starting new meds for my anxiety and bipolar and don't know how they will effect my temperment yet. My mom and sister were not happy that I had told them I would not be watching the girls.
AITAH for not being willing to watch my nieces for the weekend?
A long story pretty short, my dad gave my mother a necklace with a pink diamond in it when they got married, which he got from a housewife he worked as a butler for years before that. She gave the necklace to me when I got married but the clasp was broken so I couldn't wear it.
I was planning to give it to my daughter but after having four boys my husband and I have let that go and I thought it would be nice to give it to my niece for her next birthday. I asked her to make sure she even wanted it since she's not much of a jewelry person but she was surprisingly excited for it and we sent it in to get fixed.
There was an unnecessary fight between my niece and my sister about her current boyfriend which resulted in her cutting my sister off. Since I was behind my sister (but definitely not involved) I was also unfortunately cut off and somehow got most of the name calling.
Now I'd completely forgotten about the necklace until this morning when the jeweler called and said my niece was... keep reading on reddit ➡
Using a throwaway. Short one for you guys. My sister has kids and they are lovely. I love being an aunt. I see them twice a month and try to keep up with what they do. However, my partner and I don’t personally want kids of our own. We are childfree and instead to stay so. My sister is really disappointed by this and keeps hinting I’ll change my mind. She points out how good I am with her kids, and she says that once we have kids we’ll realize how incomplete our life is without them. I keep telling her it’s not going to happen, yet she keeps trying to convince me.
Finally, last weekend, we had a Skype call with her family and after her kids got off the call, she said they asked when they would have a cousin. I tried to reiterate that we don’t want kids, but then she decided to ask her patented question of “but what if you got pregnant by accident?” She always asks this like it’s some trump card because I usually say we’ll cross that bridge if that happens. But today I was just super d... keep reading on reddit ➡
My niece is a 17 year old rising HS senior; a little over a year ago, when she turned 16, my brother bought her a late 90’s Nissan with 200K miles on it that can be generously described as a piece of shit and more accurately described as a death trap. I’ve ridden in the thing twice and both times it was shaking so hard that I was legitimately afraid for my life. On top of that, the deal that my brother made with her was that he would buy the car if she paid for maintenance, which from my understanding has already exceeded what he paid for it.
So last week my brother and his family came over for dinner and my niece mentioned that the A/C on her car had stopped working, which concerned me because we live in Southeast Texas and the heat index has topped 100 degrees several times already this summer. So on Sunday I decided to go over to Carmax and buy her a new car, because as a teenager I spent a summer delivering pizzas in a car with no A/C and it was the most miserable experience of m... keep reading on reddit ➡
My two year old niece says some funny things sometimes, so ask her some questions
My original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/childfree/comments/gokxu0/my_sister_broke_in_and_woke_me_up_with_my_baby/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
Hello all! I Didnt expect all that feedback on my last post. I want to clear up some things and write about what ive done.
My partner picked up a deadbolt and installed it today. We have ordered a Brand new lock for our frontdoor with our landlords permission. Our parents know about what happened, my dad is on my side. But my mother still thinks its cute. Sister does NOT want to pay for my pillow with baby bare on. My dad offered to pay for it but i told him to not. Its not his fault. Its a huge drama going on in the family now, and im basically seen as the outcast. Sister threw a fit and told everyone i was the only one who hasnt met the new baby. (Not true).
I have been considering contacting the police, but i dont want my family to disown me or hate me.
-Why Didnt you go see your newborn... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband and I are having a difficult time agreeing on our baby girl's name. We've looked everywhere for names, so what was the next step? Turning to my 7 year old niece of course! She gave us a funny list of names and her reasons why that I got a kick out of and hopefully you do too.
Candy (She loves candy)
Dancer (She is a dancer)
Vanilla (Her fav ice cream flavor)
Pink (Her fav color)
Grande (After Ariana Grande)
Jersey (Honestly love the creativity on this one since some of our family still live there)
When I was a baby my grandmother used to hand sew me a birthday dress every year, and a matching one for my favourite doll. The dresses were beautifully smocked and must have taken weeks to sew. It was a bit of a tradition. I’ve been keeping these dresses (left with my mother in my childhood home) for the last 30 odd years thinking that one day I’ll pass them down to my own daughter. Well today is my nieces first birthday and my mom sends me a picture of niece in my dress that I was keeping. I’m fuming! My mom doesn’t think it’s a big deal and refuses to apologise for giving it to her. She says she’ll get the dress back when my niece outgrows it. But I can’t help think that the dress will be torn or stained , and also it’s my dress that I’ve been keeping for my own child and I don’t want my niece to wear it. AITA?
Edit: I moved to another country when I was 18 and at the time didn’t have means to take my things with me (no money, no house). Since then I have lived in three different c... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, many of you know the story already, but for those who don't here you go:
My husband and I celebrated our sixth anniversary at the end of December. I thought we had a beautiful family: the two of us and our LO (5). It's crazy how quickly things can change. Now, I know that our family was never as beautiful as I believed it to be and my husband is not the man I thought he was.
At the end of January, on a normal day, my husband was at work and LO was at school. We had a tablet that was primarily my husband's. He would take it to bed at night to " watch YouTube"(I'm an insomniac), but I occasionally used it and LO and our nephew (6) used it, almost daily, to play Minecraft. On this day, my husband had left the tablet on my desk(or right beside it).
I was bored and decided to play a game on the tablet. I looked through it and all my games had been deleted. The kids loved to take pictures of each other and record silly videos. Once I saw that my games were gone, I decided to see if... keep reading on reddit ➡
Please don’t share this.
My sister moved to the UK for university, settled down there and got married. Had a beautiful baby girl last year. Our mom has always been salty that sister didn’t marry someone from our country. The fact BIL is white just seemed to rub salt into her wound.
It got so much worse when she gave birth and the baby looked too “white” and “not mixed at all” for my mother’s liking. She started harping on about how said child couldn’t claim to be part of our country, culture or have our values etc.
I find this really hypocritical since we come from a country where having fair skin is considered beautiful and is the sought after beauty ideal. Our family is considered to be fairly pale by our country’s standards and even that we owe to the fact that our great something grandma decided to fool around with a Dutch guy.
I can’t even imagine what’s going on in her head to say these things about her own grandchild. When niece was born, she had a full head of blonde ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Let me try to keep this brief. When our parents passed away, our dad and then a few years later, our mom, my younger brother and sister wanted to keep us all together. So, when my sister purchased her first home, we all stayed together. Then, my niece and her boyfriend moved in, as well. For reference, it had always been our parents, I'm the oldest and then it was my brother and sister. We've had our share of fights but always ended up sticking with each other through it all.
My niece and nephew are my sister's children. My niece has been driving my mom nuts and it got to the point where my sister told me to stop bringing things up with my niece so I stopped talking to her. She thinks (that is, my niece) that everyone is out to get her. Well, her boyfriend has managed to piss off my brother (over the BF's camper because my brother stacked a pallet upside it, camper's a piece of crap), managed to drive my sister up the wall by constantly pissing and moaning and has recently started dri... keep reading on reddit ➡
My niece (15) confided to me a few months ago that she has had sex with two different people (now her “body count” is 3. Her words, almost as if she’s proud of it). I asked if she was using condoms (yes) and I know she’s on birth control so I asked if she was using that properly (yes) and to come to me if she ever had any issues or questions. I felt somewhat uncomfortable being given this information, but her mom always told her, “if you don’t feel comfortable talking to me then talk to a trusted adult (grandma, aunt, etc.).” Anyway, I believe it’s her body it’s her choice and she deserves privacy.
Well last month she told me she had a pregnancy scare. I asked her why she thinks she might be pregnant and if she was still taking her birth control and using condoms. She said yes to both (could be a lie) and that she was a couple days late. I told her that she had options if she is and to let me know what happens. I think it could have been an attempt to get the boy she is sleeping with’... keep reading on reddit ➡
i mean it’s not much, but wow. i struggled for the longest to be at this point to get my nieces (7, 5, & 5)and nephew (12) nice things since they deserve all of them and more. but i always struggled financially and always relied on others for money when i needed it.
late last year my life turned around when i got the best job offer of my life that was offering me more than i could have ever imagined since i don’t have my degree.
my nieces told me they wanted hydroflask’s for Christmas (they are very much into all trendy things and on tiktok 24/7 😂) but i was struggling like usual and just bought them the cheapest but nicest thing on clearance at Target (scored some bows from jojo swiwa or whatever her name is) and my nephew a toy (which i knew he wasn’t really gunna use much but it lit up and it was cheap... i had no money :/ )
now, i caught up and in the best place of my life. i came home from my workout and noticed their packages up front. i got all of them their favorite... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry if this is long but i am in tears here. My niece mary and i are close because she lives with my scum brother 2 blocks down.Last thursday was the last i saw her because she hung herself as my brother kicked her out or was to because shes bisexual! Its quiet normal sometimes for her and asshole dad to fight, as teens do. I have a 14 year old girl and she was 15. Whe. Theyd fight ,shed come to my house for the night and wed chat about it but i had no clue she was bisexual. Her dad didnt know about this and that she is bisexual. It probably runs in our family because i certainly had done that many times before i met my wife too. Yes i am bisexual and furious at this guys. So she came home about 4 and i asked her if she was alright and made her hot chocolate because Mary doesnt eat until supper time with my kid. She was tear eyed and i was concerned so we chatted for a while . I was correct as her dad and her had a small fight she said as we spoke but this time she didnt tell me why.... keep reading on reddit ➡
The other day we had to suddenly take my seven year old niece for the night because my nephew, who is four, managed to get a pretty nasty gash to his head when he fell off his bike. My sisters (26) husband was out of state dealing with something to do with his family so we, my parents and younger sister (18F) and I (21), ended up taking my niece in for the night. She was pretty cranky all day because she wanted to be home with her new puppy, I told her that if she behaved then she could play on my Nintendo Switch for half an hour the next morning before my sister picked her up*.
Well, she didn’t behave. She was honestly a little demon all night, but the next day she still demanded to play the Switch. I told her no because she didn’t behave. Well, she went to my mom and pulled the whole innocent granddaughter trick. My mother, who is an extremely kind person and spoils her grandchildren rotten because they’re the only grandkids she has right now (my younger sister and I aren’t having... keep reading on reddit ➡
Not sure how else to title this but I want to vent a bit because I keep getting messages for playdates.
My niece is almost 8. Every time she has come over she shoves, pinches, hits and takes things from my two year old.
EM says she's just acting out because she's having problems from her and my brother separating. They separated before she turned one.
Last time she was here she pushed my daughter into her bedroom and shut the door on her. Letting her freak out. EM said she was just trying to work out her feelings.
Went on a walk around the sundial bridge, and my niece wanted to be carried the whole way. EM said no. I said no. So my niece threw herself on the ground and beat her head on the dirt. EM picks her up and carries her.
10 minutes into the walk, she has to pee so we had to turn around and walk all the way across the bridge again so she could go.
I just wanted to go on a nature walk. I walk into the gift store to get a drink and a stuffed animal for my daughter. All t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Help needed reddit! Chatting with my niece yesterday and she really seems to have zero self confidence. Let me tell you what happened yesterday.
(Her parents both returned to work, they have no child minders to look after their 3 boys and 1 girl. So I volunteered to watch my niece for the day since I am out of work atm and the grandparents took the boys)
I have an allotment that I use to get out of the house during this lockdown, and invited my niece to come hang out and get some sunlight and pick some strawberries since shes spent so much time indoors. When we got away from everyone she was keeping to herself, stayed on her phone for a bit. She was looking through old pictures of herself and her friends and kept calling herself ugly and fat. I told her she is in no way fat, (she really isn't, she's at that stage where they eat a lot then hit a growth spurt. Shes still a twig.)
She changed the subject and talked about how she missed school and her friends. I asked what her fav... keep reading on reddit ➡
My (26) older sister (37) refuses to buy meat, for various reasons, which would be fine except she has twins (turning 5 this year), boy and girl, and the girl really likes meat (and vegetables, in my opinion she's quite the healthy eater) but especially meat, whenever she gets the chance to eat it. I should also mention that her daughter weights 13 kg now and I checked and it's dangerously underweight for her age and height. Whenever I'm over or they're staying at mine, she eats all the time cause I give her cooked bacon, chicken, ham, anything she wants etc and she loves it. My sister does eat meat whenever I or our parents buy it, shes just opposed to buying it herself. She's also not struggling financially so not buying meat is not a financial issue but rather an ideological one. Recently we had a huge argument, because she wants her children to be meat free, and posts about it a lot (even though she eats meat when someone else buys it) and told me I'm a bad influence, as because of... keep reading on reddit ➡
My nieces and nephew aren't keen on rating pets and have been giving everyone an award so we decided to stop accepting photos and give everyone who posted an award. Thank you to everyone and I hope we could spread some joy during these tough times!!!
UPDATE: I got my mom to talk to my brother and his wife about the medical issue. My mom said that she will let me and my dad drive my little sister and her around until they get this thing diagnosed and a treatment figured out. Thanks for the feedback Reddit!
In the past 12 years, my mom has passed out a total of 7 times. When she passes out, she slumps over losing all motor control and is out for around 10-15 seconds. The last time it happened, she passed out in the passenger seat while my dad was driving down the road, and then again a couple hours later while at a restaurant.
She is going to the doctor for tests, but so far they don’t know what it is or what causes it. They’ve done all sorts of tests ranging from MRIs, an EKG, and are even talking about implanting a long term variant of a heart monitor. My point in telling you that is to be fair is to paint them in the appropriate light. They are taking this situation seriously and are doing the best they can to figure out what... keep reading on reddit ➡