My sister cleaned herself up in the last six months. Prior to that, she was living on her own, but would drop my nephew off unannounced at my house for us to watch him while she went and did her thing. When we weren't home, she would bring him to my daughters. My daughter would call me to complain but suckit up because he was there and crying. The last time she did it, my daughter and her got into a fight and my daughter told her to never do it again.
My sister has quit drinking, got a new job as a nurses assistant in a hospital and is doing much better. Two nights ago, she was on call but didn't want to get a sitter because it wastes money. My husband and I were in another state, so obviously couldn't watch him. My sister tried to call my daughter, but she wasn't answering her phone. She was desperate and brought him over. She ran into my daughter in the lobby, and begged her to watch him. She said no, I'm going out, and don't you dare leave him.My sister was desperate and worried about losing her job by missing a shift while she's still on probation at work. My daughter said she was going to call the police on her if she left him, and my sister didn't think it was serious, said she owed her one, thanked her and left.
My daughter waited with him in the lobby, called the police and reported her aunt. The police have charged her with some kind of abandonment or neglect, and CPS has removed him from her. He is staying with us, but my sister is absolutely devastated. This could cause her to lose her job, and she's made so much progress.
My daughter is unapologetic. I don't know what to do. My whole family is upset that she did it, and I feel like I'm getting the blame.