Just going off of the title of this article alone, this does not sound funny and you’d think that this guy must be a HUGE jerk.
But you gotta read the whole story when it comes to articles that come to us from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page because you gotta get all the details!
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AITA for making my wife think our son was missing?
“My wife has a horrible habit that I discovered 2 months ago.
We were ordering lunch on the Subway app and I told her to pick the location that has a drive thru that way we don’t have to go inside and take the baby out of the car just to clip him back in a few minutes later.
She told me it’s not a big deal to leave the baby in the car to run in and pick it up really fast. I had no idea she ever did this. I told her I was not comfortable with her leaving him in the car alone even for a minute and she told me she’s been doing it since he was born and it’s always been fine.
She told me she does it to pick up food, run into the post office or pharmacy, etc. I was floored. We don’t live in a horrible area but it’s also not super safe either. I told her to not ever do this again.
She told me she never stopped to think about the potential dangers and that she would stop doing it. Well yesterday as I was driving home from my brother’s house I spotted her car at the gas station near our place. It was parked in a spot up front and not a pump, so I figured she stopped in to grab some snacks which we like to do.
I decided to stop and go in and say hi and get some food and I pulled in and parked next to her. However when I got there I was furious to find our son in his car seat. The car wasn’t even locked.
I don’t know what came over me, but in that moment I decided to take my son and put him into my car (he’s got a car seat in there too). I then drove to the other side of the gas station parking lot and waited for my wife to come out. It took SIX MINUTES for her to appear.
When she saw that he was gone she looked stunned for a second and then started to frantically look around and cry. I didn’t let it go on long, after this I saw her pull her phone out, presumably to call 911, and that’s when I pulled my car around to her. I parked, got out and walked around to my sons door, and opened it to show him to her.
She looked extremely relieved but that quickly turned to anger with her asking me why I took him and did that to her. I told her she needed to learn her lesson and she promised to stop leaving him in the car, and that she was extremely irresponsible. It was so easy for me to pull up and take him. No one else at the gas station even noticed! So if he really was taken there would’ve been no help and it would’ve been 100% her fault.
She proceeded to call me cruel and psychotic and tried taking our son out of my car into hers. I said no and that I would be driving him home, and I left. She came home not much later but ignored me the rest of the day.
She acknowledged me today saying she wanted an apology and I said absolutely not and she’s the one who should be saying sorry. She’s been guilt tripping me the rest of the day saying no mother should experience the fear I put her through. Did I go too far?
Wow. Here’s how folks responded on Reddit.
This reader said they support what this dad did.
And this individual made a good point about how bad this situation might have been.
And this person agreed and said maybe the cops should have become involved.
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