I always find it to be so interesting to see how parents react so differently to underage drinking.
Some are completely mortified by it and act like the world might be ending, and others just seem to take it in stride and not let it ruin their day…or their year…
This story comes to us from Reddit’s “Am I the *sshole” page and it involves underage drinking and some secrets…
Let’s see what this guy had to say.
AITA for not telling my wife that I picked her daughter up drunk from a house party?
“I’m going to try to keep this short and simple.
I always tell my daughter and my stepdaughter if they’re ever in a situation that they need to get out of, just call me and I’ll drop whatever I’m doing and I will pick them up no questions asked no judgments made.
I let them know that I used to be a teenager once before, I told them everyone is entitled to make bad decisions every now and then. We’re only human and it’s a part of life.
Last weekend I got a call from my stepdaughter (17), she told me she snuck out of the house and went to a party and had too much to drink. She was scared of passing out at the party because there was people there she didn’t know.
I got there just in time, she was so drunk she couldn’t even walk. I had to pick her up and carry her to the car. I told her I was disappointed that she snuck out, but I also told her I was glad she made the right choice, the safe choice to have me pick her up.
I haven’t told my wife about it, because I don’t want to violate the deal I made with her. I want her to know that she can trust me. I just hope I’m making the right choice.”
Uh oh…sounds like a pretty sticky situation to me. Let’s see what AskReddit users had to say about this.
One person argued that the trust between the man and his stepdaughter should not be broken.
Another reader responded with some very good advice about what the man should do next regarding his stepdaughter.
And a woman who is also a mom offered up her thoughts about how she would have handled the situation.
Another Reddit user talked about how keeping secrets is not a good thing…and it could lead to trouble.
Lastly, this person did not agree with the others who responded and thinks that the man did indeed act like an *sshole in this situation.
How do you feel about this situation?
Should he have filled his wife in about this situation, or kept her in the dark?
Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think!