If you’re in a relationship and there are kids involved, you’d like to think that if a parent leaves town, the other one is totally cool with picking up the slack.
Seems like common sense, right?
Judging by this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page, I guess that’s not always the case.
Let’s take a look and see what went down.
AITA for doing absolutely nothing for my kids while my husband was out of town?
“My husband was out of town on a Saturday for a sporting event he left in the morning and wasn’t home until around midnight that night.
We have 3 kids 13, 10, and 3 so I was home alone with them which is fine and normal since he travels for work often as well. However on this particular day I wasn’t feeling well (tmi) I had just gotten my period and I suffer for the first day with major headaches, backache, cramps etc.
Normally, I can manage these pains by working out prior to or during and for some reason I don’t suffer from the pain as much and am able to function like a normal being. I didn’t work out this week because I just didn’t have time so here we are.
I just could not function on this day and just hoped that if I laid in bad and got some rest I would feel better and be able to get it together. In the mean time I let my older boys play video games and my 3 year old played with toys on the bed next to me while I rest. I couldn’t get it together I ended up feeling like this for the majority of the day. We don’t have family in the state we live so calling grandma wasn’t an option.
So I let my boys play video games for basically the whole day (they normally have an allocated amount of screen time). I played with my 3 year old with toys while I lay in bed and I ordered all of their meals for the day just waiting for the clock to hit bed time. I didn’t make anyone shower and eventually we all went to bed. This is not how a normal day would pan out so I didn’t think it was a big deal to let this happen on this particular day being that I felt like sh*t.
Anyway my husband was pissed that I let the kids play video games all day and let them eat take out for all 3 meals and made me feel like an A-Hole.
I didn’t think it was a big deal being that I usually cook healthy meals and they have pretty rounded schedules for the most part I didn’t think one day would be such a big deal plus needless to say my boys loved the fact that they could FaceTime their friends and play video games all day so it’s not like they were miserable.
But he really made me feel like an A-Hole for neglecting the kids.”
Now take a look at what Reddit users had to say about this story.
This reader said this woman is NTA.
And another individual said that this woman isn’t doing anything wrong.
This Reddit user said this woman is NTA and she should be able to have a day with no responsibility once in a while.
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