Mother splits TikTok over worries that babysitter fell asleep on the job

. 13 days ago
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A mother’s story on TikTok is dividing the internet after she claims she came home early from a date to find her babysitter sleeping on the job — and opinions about her reaction are mixed.

TikTok is one of the biggest social media platforms on the net right now…and as such, it’s also one of the top platforms people visit for an unbiased opinion from the internet.

TikTok is rife with people asking for other folks’ takes on the situations happening in their own lives (although sometimes this happens whether they asked or not).

The latest debate taking over TikTok comes from working mom Danielle Mitchell, who says she had to return home early from a date night with her hubby after she worried her babysitter had fallen asleep while watching her 10-month-old son.

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People often turn to TikTok to tell stories about their lives or, in this case, to ask for an unbiased opinion from the internet.

According to Mitchell, she and her husband were only out of the house from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. During that time, she checked the cameras in her house to see that the sitter she’d hired was laying on the sofa, presumably asleep.

When the sitter failed to answer a text asking to bring the dog inside, the Mitchells ended their date night early and returned home to find that she had, indeed, taken some z’s.

“Now, I don’t know what to think,” Mitchell said. “Is it normal for your babysitter to fall asleep when they’re watching your kids?”

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Users are decidedly split on the subject. Although many claim it’s totally normal and acceptable for sitters to take a cat nap if the kiddos are asleep too, others say they would “never” sleep on the job, no matter what.

“Dad of 5 here,” one commenter wrote. “Unless your child has some at-risk medical condition, it’s fine for the babysitter to sleep. IMO.”

“Definitely a first time parent overreaction, and that’s ok,” another said. “He was asleep and safe. We all take a bit to wake up when asleep, even as parents.”

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“Used to babysit a lot as a teenager,” another commenter argued. “I would NEVER sleep at someone’s house while on the job. And that’s even when the kids are older.”

“As an experienced baby sitter, unless you’re staying the night, then definitely don’t fall asleep,” another sitter said. “Especially if you’re only there till 9.30.”

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In a follow up video, Danielle responded to concerns that she hadn’t made her sitter aware of the cameras in her home, showing that they were placed well within plain sight.

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In another video, she reacted to a comment asking if she also sleeps while watching her child, saying: “First of all, I am his mother, so I am a little more attuned to him than a random person. So, if he wakes up and starts crying, I am literally up in a split second. And second, I am not getting paid, but I am paying the babysitter.”

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It seems like opinions on the babysitter’s actions are still split on this topic, in stark contrast to TikTok’s reaction to a party of 91 that showed up at a restaurant without a reservation.

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