A dad has left people divided after he revealed that he threw out his daughter’s dinner because she was in a bad mood and made a rude remark.
Taking to Reddit, the 44-year-old single dad explained that he is a father to Audrey, 16, and Emily, 12.
Even though he has ‘great relationship’ with his children, he said that Audrey ‘can sometimes be rude and demeaning, saying cruel things casually when she’s displeased about something or in a bad mood.’
The father also explained that Emily looks up to her big sister, “often mimicking her behavior which obviously worries me.”
He said that he made a ‘nice Sunday dinner’ but things went sour when his eldest suddenly stormed downstairs.
“She was being a downer whereas Emily and I were cheerful,” he wrote.
“I asked her to improve her mood please instead of ruining the dinner, she turned to me and unleashed her anger.”
The dad-of-two went on: “To quote some of her elegant words ‘Can you stop lecturing for once, you’re annoying as f*** and seriously you’re the one who ruins everything.’”
The frustrated dad said he “stood up, took her plate, and dumped it in the trashcan.”
He then told Audrey that she should start providing for herself as she didn’t want to show him ‘basic respect.’
“She said she’ll make cereal and maybe I was an a**hole, I said no that’s my milk and she should get a job to get her own groceries. I don’t feel like I yelled at her, I felt I spoke calmly but when she realized I was being serious, she got upset and started crying and ran to her room.”
The father said they have not talked since and that both of his daughters are mad at him, with Emily telling him that he ‘acted like a huge jerk.’
Reddit users were left divided, with many slamming the dad for his behavior.
One person wrote: “never thought to ask his daughter why she was in a bad mood. Just told her to fix it then dumped her food out when she didn’t keep sweet for him. YTA.”
Another said: “It is pretty clear where you went wrong as well: ‘I asked her to improve her mood please instead of ruining the dinner.’ If someone is in a bad mood asking them to not be in a bad mood and accusing them of ruining something is probably not the right approach.”
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