Last weekend my husband and I were planning to go out to celebrate my birthday. My mom was all set to watch our two little ones. We dropped them off at her house and she called about fifteen minutes later to tell us my 4 yo had thrown up and we needed to come take them home.

I was very disappointed because we don't get many nights without the kids, but I understood. DH seemed to think it was strange that she didn't still babysit anyway. He said he wouldn't expect a random babysitter to take care of a sick kid, but he thought a grandparent typically would. I think it was pretty reasonable, especially because she was babysitting so we could go out, not because we had to work.