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Mum Horrified To Discover Sister-In-Law Forgot Her Baby On Park Bench To Chase After Dog

Mum Horrified To Discover Sister-In-Law Forgot Her Baby On Park Bench To Chase After Dog

Imagine the person you left in charge of your baby forgets them at the park for a few hours. Would you be pissed or would you understand?

This exact thing happened to a mum who discovered her sister-in-law had left her newborn baby alone on a park bench for two hours.   Writing into REDDIT the woman said her SIL offered to look after the baby so they wouldn’t have to pay a babysitter. However, the SIL forgot the baby on a park bench after becoming distracted and chasing her dog that had run away 

She didn’t realise the baby was missing until several hours later but thankfully when she went back to the park the baby was still there!

The mum is so furious at her SIL that she’s decided not to attend her upcoming wedding. Here’s what she wrote on REDDIT:

“Me and my sister-in-law have always been close, her and my brother met when they were 15 (I was 12) and I’m now 21,” she said.

“A few weeks ago, I got called into work and my sister-in-law said that I shouldn’t waste money on a babysitter when I could just let them take her for a bit (my husband was also at work).

I guess at some point she decided to take her and her dog for a walk. She says they were walking through the park and the leash slipped out of her hand, without thinking she put my daughter on a nearby bench (she was in a little carrier) and she ran after the dog. She didn’t catch even the dog, and it wasn’t until two hours later that she even realised that (my daughter) was missing.

When I came to pick up my daughter, she she broke down and told me everything. I was livid, but I was so thankful no one kidnapped her. My husband was so mad, he stormed down to their house just to yell at her. She recently messaged me details about her wedding.

“I told her I would not be attending and she called me, sobbing saying that I’m a ‘petty b****’ and she wishes someone had’ve kidnapped my daughter. I hung up on her and she apologised and said she needs me there. My friends and family have called me saying I’m petty and that she was stressed and it was an accident.”

Commenters on REDDIT however disagree. They say the mum has every right to be furious at the SIL and she shouldn’t have to attend the wedding if she doesn’t want to.

“This is nuts. She ‘wishes someone had kidnapped your daughter’? Never talk to this woman again,” said one. “You are NOT being petty. What you are doing is being a mother and ensuring the safety and well being of your child.”

“This woman is clearly not in her right mind if she forgot about your child for two hours! Let alone her disgusting comment.”

Another added: “I don’t know how your brother could marry such a person.”

“I hope he knows what he’s getting himself into and how his fiance treated his own flesh and blood.

“I don’t know how anyone could marry a person that said they hoped a baby got kidnapped, just out of petty snottiness.”

What would you do in this situation?

images: Pixabay



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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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