“He Started Crying Saying It Was Too Much”: Guy Gives His Stepson The Worst Punishment By Cancelling Family Trip After He Damages His Plants

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Stepfamily life can be challenging, and it just gets tougher when the teen in the family starts pulling pranks on his stepparent. The two parties will probably have to talk things out, but if the teen keeps pushing the boundaries of what’s considered appropriate, it might get to a point when the stepparent will have to set some boundaries of his own. A stepparent redditor recently turned to the AITA community for advice on how he should’ve handled a prank his teen stepson pulled on him. He wrote that he loves to grow indoor plants, and he keeps them around the house, regardless of whether they’re in the kitchen or on the front porch. However, one day, his stepson, 16-year-old Sean, decided to have some fun and pulled a prank on his stepparent that crossed the line. You’ll find the full story, as well as how the internet reacted to it, below. Let us know in the comments what you think and what you would’ve done differently.

Guy teaches his stepson a lesson in responsibility with a canceled family trip after damage to his beloved plants

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Stepdad cancels family trip after stepson pulls prank and damages his plants. "It was too much" 😔

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Angry stepson gets the ultimate punishment for embarrassing his stepdad: family trip canceled!

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Sean asked to help with the plants, but his actions had unexpected consequences

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Sean's prank backfires as Dad cancels family trip after discovering bleach on plants

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He admitted to damaging his stepdad's plants, leading to the harsh punishment of canceling a family trip. "It was too much" 🤕

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Dad takes away vacation as punishment for damaging his plants, mom not happy about it "reeks of abuse"

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Sean's stepdad takes a firm stance, deciding to cancel the whole family's trip after Sean damages his plants

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“He started crying saying it was too much”: Guy gives stepson a harsh punishment for damaging plants 🤦‍♂️

Growing plants is a hobby of one person, and his 16-year-old stepson Sean loves to pull pranks. Recently, Sean posted a video of him spraying cold water on his stepfather when he was sleeping. After being asked to delete the video, Sean took it a step further and tried to get revenge by watering the indoor plants with bleach. His stepfather was so mad that he canceled their family trip to the national park, which Sean was looking forward to. His wife felt that an apology was enough, but his stepfather felt that canceling the trip was the only way to make sure Sean learned his lesson. In the end, this story shows how sometimes punishments can be too harsh. Now let's take a look at the comments and reactions to this story.

😡 NTA: Reasonable punishment for malicious act.

WebbieVanderquack | WebbieVanderquack

💔💔 Premeditated property damage gets a teen in trouble with his stepdad!

Shivaelan | Shivaelan

🔥 Stepson gets 🔥 lesson from stepdad 🔥

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🤬 NTA: Punishing a stepson for destroying plants!

LibTart2021 | LibTart2021

NTA: Actions have consequences 😣

Misha2468 | Misha2468

The stepson crossed the line 🚫

aphrodora | aphrodora

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 A family's worst nightmare 🙅‍♂️

quarantineinthesouth | quarantineinthesouth

🤔 NTA: Dad's 🪴 punishment 🛑 fit 🤔

Brickolas75 | Brickolas75

NTA: Guy gives stepson ❌ for damaging plants

Careless_Mango | Careless_Mango

🤣 Petty revenge 🤣

The_Wondering_Monk | The_Wondering_Monk

🌱 Plant collector's nightmare 🌱

Kilishandra | Kilishandra

🤦‍♂️Tough punishment!

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🤦‍♂️ NTA: Punishment for destroying plants?

Unit-Healthy | Unit-Healthy

🤔 Divorce or Counseling?

Party_Teacher6901 | Party_Teacher6901

Stepson's misbehavior leads to canceled family trip 🤬

scoopthelitter | scoopthelitter

Set ground rules ✋

wpel_142 | wpel_142

🤦‍♂️ NTA: Consequences for 16 yo's actions

Okay-Newt | Okay-Newt

🤷‍♂️NTA: Actions have consequences

rhaenia | rhaenia

NTA: 16yo acts out 🤦🏾‍♂️

velveteendreamstreet | velveteendreamstreet

🤦‍♀️ Spoiled brat gets what he deserves

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🤦‍♂️ No a-hole here!

SeaFaringMatador | SeaFaringMatador

No a-hole here! 🤔

simba1998 | simba1998

Not all pranks are 🤣 - NTA

Ytrebil_20 | Ytrebil_20

NTA: Refusing permission 😤

FrankBridges | FrankBridges

👨‍⚖️ NTA: teaching responsibility

RabbitOfCaerbonnog | RabbitOfCaerbonnog

Kid ruins plants and 💔

Capable_Ad_976 | Capable_Ad_976

Teaching a lesson: NTA

OkraGarden | OkraGarden

NTA: Premeditated Act 😒

ofbalance | ofbalance

🤯 NTA! Stepson needs 🆘therapy🆘 ASAP.

Dangerous_Beans74 | Dangerous_Beans74

NTA: 🤔🚫 a psychologist needed?

Crystal225 | Crystal225

NTA: No punishment too harsh? 🤔

Dazzling-Chicken-192 | Dazzling-Chicken-192

🤦‍♂️NTA: Stepson's revenge backfires!

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NTA: 🤦‍♂️ Property damage, not a prank!

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A spoiled brat😡

Danish_Sissy_Use_me | Danish_Sissy_Use_me

Stepson gets NTA for 🌱 damage

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Stepson gets ✋ for damaging Dad's plants 🌱

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🤦‍♂️ NTA: Actions have consequences.

1800TurdFerguson | 1800TurdFerguson

😡 NTA: Punishment 🚫Fits the 🌱Crime

splithoofiewoofies | splithoofiewoofies

Setting boundaries😉

Invisibleamber | Invisibleamber

NTA: 🤔 Clouded judgement 🤔

mojo0123 | mojo0123

🤔 A fitting punishment?

bluestjordan | bluestjordan

🤬 NTA: What Would You Do?

never_say_never | never_say_never

🤦‍♂️ NTA: Family trip canceled

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NTA: Consequences for every action 🤦‍♀️

Alarmed_Confusion433 | Alarmed_Confusion433

NTA. ⚖️ Punishment fit the prank.

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Parent teaches son 🤔

Most_Disaster_79 | Most_Disaster_79

NTA: Kids are seriously damaged 😔

jg700 | jg700

No a**hole here: Consequences for damaging dad's plants.

beautifulstarlight | beautifulstarlight

NTA: "He needs a serious conversation"

MorphinOrphan | MorphinOrphan

🤔 Is Sean's punishment fair?

Yellowsunflowerlover | Yellowsunflowerlover

NTA: 16yo not 6yo!

Organic_Extension750 | Organic_Extension750

🤷‍♂️NTA: Consequences are due!

mad_jaime | mad_jaime

NTA: 🤦‍♂️ Don't cave!

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🤦‍♂️ NTA: No reward for destruction 🚫

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