Anytime someone needs to recover from a major surgery, they need to be comfortable and safe.
And that goes double when it’s a kid that’s getting the surgery.
So did this dad act like an a**hole when he told his wife that their son is going to stay with him after his surgery?
Take a look at his story and let us know what you think in the comments.
AITA for telling my son’s mom that he’s staying with me while he recovers?
“My 9yo son needed hip bone osteoma surgery and his mom and I scheduled it before his three week winter break. My ex and I share 50/50 but I get him on winter breaks so she could take him our of state to see her family in the summer.
The day before the surgery she asked me if Ry could stay at her place to recover from the surgery. I asked her why and all she said was that she just wanted to be there. I said no. Ry has never had surgery and it’s a big deal for him. I don’t want him to think that the first thing you when you face something scary is run to your mom and not your dad.
I told her I was quite insulted by her request. Plus he was going to need help getting dressed, undressed and bathed for the first couple of days and I highly doubt that he’d be comfortable having his mom do that. She said her husband could do that.
I told her no. He’s having the surgery and I’m taking him to my house when he’s released. I don’t care if she’s in the operating room.
She then asked if she could see him at my place and I said no. The agreement is that we have scheduled FaceTime with him when he’s at the other parent’s house. I don’t want my ex wife in my home anymore than she wants me in hers. If the shoe was on the other foot then I’d understand whether I liked it or not.
I held firm and things have been tense between us ever since. Personally I don’t care because I’m not apologizing for not giving her what she wanted.”
And here’s how Reddit users reacted.
One reader said that this guy is an a**hole. No doubt about it.
And this reader said he also sounds very cold-hearted.
Another individual said this guy is an a**hole and that this dad needs to get over himself.
What do you think?
Let us know in the comments.
Thanks a lot!