A mom has turned to Reddit to ask the internet if she was the one in the wrong to turn an uninvited child away from a birthday party.
Do you think this was bad of her? Then read on to get the full story...
Now, there's nothing quite as rewarding as motherhood.The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth… It’s a pretty magical thing.
But that's not to say it's easy...Being a mom is basically the hardest job on earth – and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.
And even if you try to stay relaxed...There are some aspects of motherhood are just eternally frustrating. Hey, no one said being a mom was always going to be great fun, right?
There are many things that make parenthood irritating...But there’s one thing pretty much every mom out there can relate to, which is feeling like you're parenting wrong.
Sometimes, parenting questions don't have easy answers.
via: GettyAs one woman discovered this week.
The anonymous mom posted a parenting question on Reddit...
via: GettyAnd it has totally divided the internet.
Now, we all know birthday parties can be stressful...
via: GettyBut this pandemic has made things far far worse.
The mom shared her conundrum...
via: GettyAnd it's a tricky one!
The mom-of-3 explained that she's hosted many parties in her time for her kids...
via: Shutterstock"I'm sure, you've attended many birthday parties and had the misfortune of seeing that one parent who always drops their kids off and leaves without considering that not all the children were invited," she started by saying. "Sometimes more than one parent does this and honestly I think it's selfish. If it had been prearranged with the hosting family then sure alls well but often times it's not. Who would say no to a child? After all, it's not their fault."
"I've made no secret about my distaste for such behaviour when in the parent circle at parties.""It's an overall miserable situation for the sibling with no friend and usually out of their age group, and the hosting parent is left to try include an budgeted for kid."
The mom explained she selected her ten-year-old daughter's party specifically to abide by social distancing measures.
via: Shutterstock"We thought to take the kids to a craft party where each child gets a pre-chosen crafting pack to work with for the event. This worked out as the kids could have fun while social distancing. This event is a per-child prepaid event so any extra children would be unpaid for and would not have their own crafting kit."
"Inevitably on the day parent A wants to drop of child A who was invited as well as child B who was not."
via: Shutterstock"Excuses of but they can share a craft pack and it's not fair to child B were stated aggressively. When asked why child B couldn't stay with parent A I was not given a reason other than child B was upset they couldn't go."
"I stuck to it and firmly told parent that child B could not come."
via: Shutterstock"I still stuck to my decision when child B threw the biggest tantrum, the parent made no move to calm but instead blamed me for saying no and 'all the other parents always let both children attend.'"
So, what do you think?
via: ShutterstockShould the mom have allowed for both kids? Or was she right to stick to her covid-safe plans? For more parenting conundrums, scroll on...