Every grandparent can understand this woman’s position. Because she worked hard all her life to provide for her children, she doesn’t think it’s fair that she has to be the go-to babysitter because grandparents “aren’t babysitters or daycare.” While the clip may make some “entitled millennial” parents feel uncomfortable, this vocal grandmother, who tells it like she sees it, wanted to “set the record straight” and make sure people understood that they don’t have a right to walk all over grandparents and expect them to pick up the dirty work of childrearing.
The Dallas grandmother, Quayla Ann, decided to air her complaint about being a grandparent via a viral video on YouTube. The clip has since been viewed many times and is making a firm stand against being the go-to babysitter for her grandchildren. While she loves the grandchildren, she’s unwilling to sacrifice her life for kids anymore. She already did enough of that when she raised her children – the very ones clinging to her for her help with their kids.
Quayla Ann claims that she is simply “speaking the truth” in her controversial video that she hopes is just “keeping it one-hundred percent.”
The video starts when Quayla Ann is asked: “what are grandparents supposed to do?” The person in the background probably knows that they’re about to catapult Quayla Ann into a rant that will go down in internet history.
“Let me tell you — the new generation. Y’all millennial, you got it all f***ed up,” she said. “Because I became a grandparent does not automatically make me the babysitter of daycare.”
By taking a stand against her entitled children, Quayla Ann hopes to inspire other grandparents, especially people in her situation, to live their best life and not sacrifice their happiness for children all over again.
“Grandparents,” she said. “True grandparents. They’re supposed to raise their children right to where y’all start having kids. You can provide for your own children and secure their daycare so you can go to work, so you can go out, so you can do anything else.”
While that’s pretty hard-hitting, Quayla Ann is only just getting heated up.
“True grandparents are supposed to be able to call their grandkids. Y’all supposed to come over and visit.”
The person behind the camera then asked the outspoken grandmother if grandparents are supposed to watch children all summer while parents work.
She explains that summer is “for the daddies when the daddies aren’t at home. That’s where they go for the daddies. They go with their daddies for the summer as Y’all got split custody. See, that’s how Y’all got it f***ed up.”
She added, “Grandparents are supposed to be able to come to your house and stay with you and spend time with their grandkids. You are supposed to drop your kids off when the grandparents call for them and I their leisure time. Grandparents are not supposed to be daycares.”
She added, “We have our own life. We worked very hard to get everybody out of the house. Why would we want to raise your kids and keep your kids?”
Do you agree?
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