Well, this promises to be an interesting story…
And what else do you expect from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page?
They always give us good, dramatic stories from peoples’ lives!
So go ahead and take a look at this one and we’ll see you in the comments…
AITA for telling my ex to stop giving my daughter lunch money?
“I have a daughter, Emily (16f) with my ex. She chose to live with my ex and his wife and kids the majority of the time because she has to share her room with her step sister Laura (15) at my house.
My ex gives Emily $25 a week to buy lunch. Emily’s and Laura’s school is down the street from a lot of restaurants so, instead of buying school lunches, she leaves campus to buy herself and her friends lunch.
The problem is she sees Laura at school and won’t get her anything even though she gets her friends lunch all the time. I talked to Emily about it and she said it’s because her friends pay her back and Laura can’t.
Emily knows we can’t afford to give Laura that kind of money and I know she works part time and gets an extra allowance from her dad so I asked her to occasionally buy Laura lunch to make her feel better. She refused.
I called her dad and hoped that as a parent, he’s understand what I was trying to do but he said Laura’s feelings are not his or Emily’s responsibility and that if she wants to buy lunch off campus, she should get a part time job like Emily. I tried to explain that Laura is in sports and she has ADHD and depression so it would be hard for her to work but he said that’s my and my husband’s problem and hung up.
Laura came home crying the other day because Emily came back with food from her favorite restaurant and didn’t give her anything or offer to share so I called my ex and told him that he needs to stop giving Emily lunch money and have her make her own lunches because she was hurting Laura.
He refused to listen to me and told Emily that I’m telling him to not let her go out at lunch because of Laura and Emily hasn’t spoken to me except to say that she’s going to stay at her dad’s full time for a while.”
Now take a look at what Reddit users said about this.
This reader said that this woman is DEFINITELY the a**hole here.
And another Reddit user agreed and asked why Emily’s lunch activities are being monitored…good question…
And this individual said this woman is the a**hole and that this post made her mad.
What do you think?
Sound off in the comments.
Thanks in advance!