If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my friends who are separated and have kids with their exes, it’s that there is definitely some jealousy that usually happens about who is getting the kids specific gifts.
It just seems to always work that way!
So is this guy a jerk for buying his daughter a gaming system when his ex asked him not to?
Let’s see what’s going on here…
AITA for buying a PS5 for my daughter when my ex asked me not to?
“My ex and I have a 14yo daughter together. She also has 2 more kids who are 16M and 11F.
We have 50-50 custody
Here is the problem
My daughter loves gaming. she has been begging her mom and I to buy her a ps5. I bought one for her a few weeks ago but I didn’t give it to her right away. I decided to wait until after an important and difficult exam that she had and give it to her as a prize for getting an A+ in that exam (which I knew she would).
A few days ago my ex called me and asked me not to buy a ps5 for my daughter as apparently she has been gloating to her siblings and making them jealous because their parents are financially struggling and they can’t have as many privileges as my daughter.
My ex gave me a long lecture about how she doesn’t deserve another privilege because of her behavior. I told her I will consider it but I didn’t promise anything.
Well, she got her exam results a couple of days ago and not only she got an A+, she was the only A+ in her grade. I was extremely proud and decided that she deserves getting her new ps5 and gave it to her.
Yesterday I took her to her mom’s home and a few minutes after I left my ex called screaming at me asking me why I did it when she specifically asked me not to do it.
She thinks I’m a huge a**hole for doing this but I think as her dad, I should be able to decided what my daughter does, or does not, deserve and my ex doesn’t have the right to tell me what to do.”
Here’s what Reddit users had to say.
One reader said he shouldn’t let his kid take the console to the mom’s house…
And another Reddit user said they don’t see that thing lasting too long if it’s being transported in a backpack.
And this individual said he’s NTA and had a thought about another topic involving the kid’s mother…
What do you think?
Let us know in the comments.
Thanks a lot!