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Moody teen calls aunt a 'moron' to her face; her parent laughs, 'it was pretty funny.'

Moody teen calls aunt a 'moron' to her face; her parent laughs, 'it was pretty funny.'


Remember teenage years? Remember how empathic we all were back then? No? Me neither.

One parent is actually enjoying that their teenage daughter has been getting more sarcastic lately. But they may be creating a monster according to their sister who recently got mad when they laughed at their daughter insulting her. Unsure if they'd done anyting wrong, they went to Reddit to ask:

AITA (am I the a-hole) for laughing when my daughter insulted my sister?

Sharp_Excuse2999 explains the situation:

I have 2 kids, 5 month old boy and 14 years old girl.

My daughter has recently started answering everything sarcastically, I think it's a teenager thing. My son doesn't sleep at night at all. We tried everything and he still won't sleep.

Last night we were visiting my sister and we were talking. I told her how tired I am and that my son won't sleep at night no matter what we do. She asked me if I had tried 'putting him in bed.' Before I could say anything my daughter turned to her and said something like 'OMG auntie thank god you are here we could never think of that'

My sister told her to be polite and my daughter answered by calling her a moron. I admit I was laughing. It was pretty funny. My sister was annoyed. She accused me of encouraging this behavior in her and thinks I'm an a-hole and my daughter should be punished.

Wow. Calling your aunt a 'moron' is something many of us could never have gotten away with.

How does Reddit feel about respecting our elders?

Karnataka11 writes:

NTA (not the a-hole) for the first remark but turned into YTA (you're the a-hole) when she called her a moron. What your sister said was kind of dumb but it wasn’t malicious and she didn’t deserve to be called a moron. You’re teaching your daughter that it’s ok to be mean to people. She will struggle in life because of this. So I suggest that you tell her that kind of name calling is not acceptable.

RB1327 thinks it's genetic:

YTA (you're the a-hole) and maybe the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

But Classic_Season4033 stood up for OP:

NTA (not the a-hole). If you don’t want to be called a moron, don’t make moronic suggestions. I am honestly surprised at everyone coming down on a teenage girl defending her mother. Also: Tell sister to stop trying to raise your kids.

But, wait, have we considered the dynamic of their relationship?

ramsvy found our after they wrote:

You were laughing because you were enjoying watching your sister be insulted. Which means, obviously, YTA (you're the a-hole). You're teaching your daughter to be a mean girl.

To which OP responded:

Well yes I was enjoying it. This wasn't the first time that my sister gave me some advice just to make me look like an idiot. My daughter is a bit protective of me.

So maybe the daughter was just protecting her parent. Does that excuse her behavior?

The majority of Reddit was on the aunt's side but there was a small, yet vocal crowd that was on OP's side. In any case, it seems like this family has some things to work on.

Sources: Reddit
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