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Mom 'ruins Christmas,' leaving teen daughter in tears; called 'worst mom ever.' AITA?

Mom 'ruins Christmas,' leaving teen daughter in tears; called 'worst mom ever.' AITA?


When this mom is feeling guilty, she asks Reddit:

"AITA for 'ruining my 15 year old daughter's Christmas'?"

Today my, (30 F) daughter, (15 F) threw a massive tantrum over the gifts she had received for Christmas. As you can tell by the age I had my daughter very young, my parents didn't kick me out but offered very little support.

As my daughter grew up I tried to give her the best life possible, I made sure she had almost everything from her list. Today when me and my daughter were opening presents she got angry over the fact that I had gotten her a blue ipad 10 instead of the pink one.

She threw the ipad in my lap and stormed to her room screaming how I was the worst mother in the world and that I ruined Christmas. She didn't even finish opening the rest of the presents.

In return to her outburst about the present, I grabbed the rest and took them to my car. My 15 year old then came running out to my car and asked me what I was doing. I told her I was giving the presents to people who would actually enjoy them.

At that point my daughter started balling her eyes out saying i'm the worst mom ever, I got into my car and drove to a friend and gave her children the gifts. But now I have been getting messages and calls from family members saying I am an asshole. So, AITA for 'ruining my 15 year old's christmas'?

Let's find out.

alcholiccoco writes:

This is a hard one.You clearly didn't ruin Christmas with a blue colored iPad, that part is a spoiled brat talking.

However, instead of giving away the presents instantly, you could've driven to friends or your parents and store them there until your daughter calmed down and you two had a talk about the value and prices of gifts and how you felt when she threw that hissy fit. It's an ESH in my book.

flufflysecretary writes:

Disagree. Daughter is ungrateful over getting an iPad (which she could exchange for a pink one or get a pink case)…she is bratty and doesn’t understand value of money. Time for her to get a job! If OP is in a state that doesn’t allow 15 to work then she can work side jobs baby sitting or shoveling snow.

butterthenaughet writes:

The daughter is an AH for the tantrum but at 15 she shouldn't be having a tantrum at all over the colour of an ipad. The ops over dramatic response just shows how the daughter got so entitled and bratty in the first place.

I had kids young so I know it's not easy to raise them when you are young yourself but my oldest stopped having tantrums at 6 years old and I can't remember my youngest ever having more than a normal over tired strop when she was a toddler.

It's an esh from how I see it, daughter shouldn't be such a brat and op needs to look at why she is because she didn't get that way by her self.

Hmmm...jury's out on this one. Is OP TA? What do YOU think?

Sources: Reddit
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