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My sister in law, cousin and I got together to have a girls night out. We sent our kids to my house with dh and fil while the us three stayed at her house. So there was the two 13 year olds (one was mine) 8yo ds, 7yo cousin, 6yo dd and 3yo niece. My dh had to go to work so that left my fil in charge for the rest of the night.
Late that night, Fil calls me and says he's not going to watch Audi (my 6yo) anymore because she's having attitude probelms all day. When I got home and found out the whole story, I was PISSED.
It started with the pool. All the kids were playing in the pool when 3yo neice started bothering my 6yo. Audi told her to go away repeatedly but she didn't listen so she pushed her away (the 3yo floated a few feet away with no injury) Fil came unglued and made her stay out for the rest of the time. Edit: I agree that she shouldn't have pushed her. But at the same time, Fil shouldn't have let the situation get out of hand. When he saw her bothering dd he should have redirected her.
At home 3yo wanted to bring some rocks in the house. Fil said it was okay but Audi grabbed them away, threw them outside and made 3yo cry. Fil told her to go to her room for 10 mins. (That's fine with me) She's in her room when 3yo opens the door. Audi yells at her to go away. 3yo stays and keeps trying to come in. Fil scolds Audi and tells her to let 3yo in and play with her. Audi refuses and slams the door shut. Fil becomes very angry and makes her stay in her room for the rest of the night. That's when he called me to let me know he wouldn't be babysitting anymore.