February 15, 2024 at 11:26 am

Sister-In-Law Wants Her To Turn Up The Heat When She Brings Her Daughter Over, But She’s Not Playing That Game

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/Unsplash/@paus_d_

If I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s that you never mess with another person’s thermostat…

Because it won’t go well!

And the woman who wrote this story on Reddit wants to know if she was rude for what she’s doing with the heat in her own house.

Let’s take a look at what she had to say…

AITA for keeping my heating on when my niece is over?

I 28F have two sons 5M and 1M. My SIL has a daughter Ava 4F.

My FIL has recently been diagnosed with cancer, and my SIL drives him to all his appointments which are twice a week and I offered to babysit Ava during this time.

Someone seems to always be cold…

At my house, I keep the heating on most of the time as it is very cold and my youngest refuses to wear anything with long sleeves or jumpers.

When my SIL dropped Ava off for the first time, she wore like 4 layers and I told her to keep on as many as she wanted, but our house will get warmer when the heating comes on and she might not want to wear all those layers later.

My house, sorry!

Yesterday my SIL texted me to stop putting the heating on when Ava comes over as Ava asks for the heating to be on at home now as it’s too cold and she won’t wear the layers.

I flat out said no, as it’s my house and thought it was a weird thing for my SIL to ask.

My husband thinks I’m being a bit too harsh and said we could compromise by the heating on a lower temperature and getting our youngest to wear a jumper.

I told him to be my guest as our youngest refuses to wear a jumper and will not sit still at all if I try at put a jumper on him.

My husband then told me my SIL is struggling with bills at the minute and that Ava asking for the heating to be put on was probably embarrassing for her and that me saying no was a bit harsh.

Now it’s time to see how Reddit users reacted.

One person summed it up perfectly.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another Reddit user said this isn’t good for the HVAC.

Source: Reddit/AITA

This individual had a good idea…

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another person had some thoughts about this.

Source: Reddit/AITA

And this reader said she’s NTA and her sister-in-law should pay for child care.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Your house, your rules!

‘Nuff said!

If you thought that was an interesting story, check out what happened when a family gave their in-laws a free place to stay in exchange for babysitting, but things changed when they don’t hold up their end of the bargain.