I don’t have kids, but it sure seems like a lot of parents out there quarrel over who is gonna watch the kids and when.
Which I guess is only natural because pretty much everyone has a busy schedule these days.
But still…sometimes that can get ugly.
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AITA for not watching my daughter while my wife visited the doctor?
“I M32 am the sole income earner in our household and my wife is a SAHM (she had a job but could no longer keep it due to health problems). We have a year daughter at home as well.
Ever since I started working from home my wife started treating me as if I was available to do whatever she needed me to do like fix the faucet or deal with leaking roof. But I work long hours from home and I need to be committed and professional otherwise I’d risk losing my position.
She interrupted my work several times already. I had a conversation with her about it and asked that she stop asking me to do things until I’m done working and she said okay but it happened again days ago when she barged into my office with our daughter all of a sudden telling me to keep an eye on her while she visit the clinic.
I paused my work session because I was caught off guard she didn’t tell me beforehand. She said that she suddenly started feeling pain in her belly and needed to see the doctor asap. I explained that I had important work and could not stay with our daughter or keep her in the office while working. She said she won’t be long but I urged her to call her sister and let her come stay with our daughter.
In my opinion this seemed to be the one reasonable solution for both of us but she lashed out at me saying no because this was an emergency while my work could wait. She said she had no time to wait til her sister come over but I said I’d call her myself and tell her to come. I even suggested I pay here and all my wife had to do was wait few minutes til her sister arrived.
She stormed out of the office with our daughter after calling me a selfish jerk with no empathy to keep her waiting longer before visiting the doctor. My sister in law came some 20 minutes later and my wife left then.
I tried calling her to check on her but she purposely hung up on me few times and when she got home she was still pretty pissed at me which I don’t get because I think that I provided a solution that allowed her to go to her dr appointment and allowed me to resume my work session but no, she kept talking about what a horrible partner and father I was to refuse to provide help when she needed it and refused to sympathize with her difficult situation and making her wait for her sister when she needed to see the doctor asap.
She’s now refusing to speak to me altogether. I think my compromise was reasonable, I don’t really get why she got so mad over it.
Was I the a**hole?”
Now check out how Reddit users reacted.
One reader said that this guy is an a**hole and this situation could have been much worse.
Another Reddit user said that this guy needs to realize that he’s a father.
And another individual said it seems like this guy doesn’t even view his wife as a partner anymore.
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