‘Ridiculous’: Woman’s shock at sister’s babysitting invoice

When Jessica dropped her little daughter Victoria off at her sister’s for the afternoon, she expected everything to be fine.

Jessica had to work on the weekend and so asked her sister – who has three children of her own – if she could look after her daughter while she was away.

But, as reported by Children’s spotWhen she picked up her daughter from her sister’s house, she didn’t expect to receive a hefty bill for everything her daughter had done – and touched – over the weekend.

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“How ridiculous is this girl?”

Jessica took to TikTok to share the text messages she had exchanged with her sister, which quickly turned into a full-blown argument.

“Here’s a breakdown of everything Victoria used in my house,” her sister’s text message began.

“Times are getting tougher and I think it’s only fair that we charge for the things she used during her stay here.”

Attached to the text was an invoice for Jessica to pay, which contained a breakdown of each individual expense she wanted to be reimbursed by her sister.

Some were more than fair – especially considering some are struggling financially. Victoria apparently wet the bed, so Jessica’s sister charged her US$10 ($15) to help clean up.

The sister also took her children and Victoria to an Italian restaurant and charged Jessica US$17 ($25.50) for the meal.

This ended the reasonable fees.

Three cups of apple juice would cost Jessica $3 (US$4.50), she was charged $1.25 (US$1.87) for “paint used in drawing”, $3 (US$4.50) for the three bags of chips Victoria ate, and $7 (US$10.50) for “use of electricity to play video games”.

Even a cup of milk would cost Jessica $1 ($1.50), which, frankly, would be the cost of an entire carton.

Other costs included 50 cents for flushing the toilet, which Victoria reportedly did five times, and another 50 cents for each time she washed her hands.

Jessica’s sister said Victoria also wanted to go to the park, so she charged her US$3.75 ($5.62) for gas to get there, US$4.50 ($6.75) to watch Netflix and a whopping US$10 ($15) to use the Wi-Fi on the iPad.

“Please pay $72 (US$108) by April 30, 2024 to avoid interest,” it said at the end of the text.

An angry Jessica posted on TikTok to share her grief with the rest of the world.

When asked for the bill, she could only reply: “You have problems! How can I refuse this nonsense?”

“How ridiculous is this girl?” she said in the video.

“Like, she flushed the toilet five times, $10 for Wi-Fi, $4.50 for Netflix, a bag of chips, seriously? Seriously? How ridiculous is she? Do you understand?”

However, Jessica’s sister responded to her text message, arguing that the bill was entirely reasonable.

“If she had taken my niece to daycare, they would have charged her at least $150 just to take care of her,” Jessica’s sister said in a text message shared in a follow-up video.

“I have enough on my plate. You know, there are a lot of people living here, and their arrival was an additional hunger that I had to satisfy.

Jessica’s sister complained that Victoria was “an extra person breathing in my house. She’s taking my children away from me.”

“It has definitely caused so much stress that you don’t even know it,” she wrote.

“I was mentally exhausted. It was so stressful having so many children here. I just couldn’t cope with it.”

“Time for a new sister”

Both videos left viewers divided, with some saying it was “ridiculous” to charge so much to babysit a family member.

“I’m on your side!! Who asks for money for a favor?” someone asked.

“Honestly, if I were in that situation, my kids would never go back there,” wrote another.

“I babysit my sister’s kids for free and they eat all my food and leave a mess, but I love them like they’re my own so it never occurred to me to ask them for money,” said a third.

“This is wild!” commented another. “Girl, time for a new sister.”

However, some did not consider her accusations to be too drastic.

“I get (the charge of) bedwetting and Olive Garden, the rest is absolutely insane,” read one comment.

“The only valid charges are eating at Olive Garden and peeing in bed,” agreed another.

“Everything else is wild.”

This article originally appeared on Kidspot and has been reproduced with permission

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