Daughters don't get to choose their dads, but they do get to choose their boyfriends. Many dads are not afraid to let their kids know how they really feel about their choices, and a dad has taken to the internet to find out whether he's a jerk for giving his opinion to his daughter's boyfriend directly.
The dad asked "Am I The A**hole?" and it's like a real episode of Modern Family.
He wants you to know that he really did his best and tried to like the lad:
My 17 year old daughter is, in her words, “kind of, sort of, seeing this guy.” They’ve been close friends for about five years and romantically involved since the start of the pandemic.
He’s in our “pod” and his parents had to work over the holidays so we agreed to drive him up with us to our beach house. Now, I’m doing my best to be nice to the kid because I feel bad he can’t be with his family and I know my daughter really feels strongly about him.
What had been bugging me all week (we’ve been here since the 21st) is my daughter got him lots of presents, we’re paying for all his meals, she’s taking exquisite care of him and going way out of her way to be sure the rest of us treat him like family.