Ok... My little brother is 27. For the last 5 years he has lived in Vienna & come back to the uk infrequently. He is back now for 2 weeks until next weekend. When I first saw him last Sunday he kindly offered to babysit tomorrow night for me so I could see a friend of mine who is returning to Korea after a 2 week hol on Saturday. I don't get out v often due to being a sort of single parent whilst DP is in prison & not having manu friends / family nearby to help out.
Today he has decided that he'd rather go & see friends than babysit for me, leaving me no choice but to cancel my night out (was a group of us meeting in the pub, I just won't b there now). I have already asked my SIL who can't do it & my mums exhausted after having my 2 all week (cm on hols)
I wouldn't be so royally pissed off if he'd said "maybe" or even "I can't do it / dont want to" but to just drop out the day before has upset me.
So AIBU to be mega annoyed with him & myself for thinking he'd do as he said he would??
Creamola - he offered I didn't ask. This is the 3rd time this year he's been back, the other 2 times were a week each. The kids have seen him every day so far as he's staying with our mum. I appreciate he's got to see his friends too, it's the taking back of the offer I'm narked about
Littlefish - the other people I would normally ask are the ones I was going out with
have you never offered to do something for someone then not followed through JentlyDoesIt?
I'm sure most of has at some point in our lives!
It must be disappointing because your plans have to change , but perhaps he got back in touch with people on that night and If he changes his plans now , he might be next year before he see's them again?
Your friends will still be within walking distance (or a short transport journey) next week, next month .......is it not possible for you to re-arrange your plans?
He might be able to babysit the next evening instead?