Most teenagers get their first job babysitting when they’re about sixteen. It’s not a particularly difficult job, but even preschool teachers need to have a degree in- and that’s just glorified babysitting.
Entrusting our children to people can be a big deal – so when this father found his babysitter, Sarah, asleep on the sofa he decided that the sane and rational thing to do would be to pretend to kidnap his own children and let Sarah freak out about it before coming clean.
Of course, a normal human being might wake up the sleeping babysitter and tell her off for snoozing on the job. Dad Chris decided that he would kidnap his own kids and let Sarah discover the empty house.
Now, just taking his kids would have been enough and the initial shock might have given Sarah the lesson to learn.
Instead, Chris dragged Sarah through the wringer, and topped it off by threatening to call the police if she didn’t get out of his house.
Sure, she shouldn’t have been sleeping when she should be watching the kids. But Chris? Dude? Orchestrating the kidnapping of your own kids and having the babysitter call the police in a blind panic while refusing to take her calls so you can document her breakdown over text to share with the entire internet? Too far, dude.
Certainly, Sarah learned her lesson for sleeping on the job, and Chris probably made sure no one else would be his babysitter. Seriously – waking her up and telling her off would have been enough of a punishment. Now, Chris has made Sarah file a false police report and probably traumatized her.
Chris also threatened to charge her with neglect of his children. Though, if accidentally falling asleep while the kids are around is considered neglect, then parents all over the world should be charged with neglect.