Neighbor’s Anger Over Lunch I Fed Her Son

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When my neighbor asked me to babysit her son, I didn't expect to be yelled at for feeding him my home-cooked meal. I made my favorite roti and brinjal sabzi, which the kid loved, but the mom accused me of forcing her son to eat 'ethnic food' without permission. She even claimed my food was too spicy and could make him sick! I tried to explain that it was vegan-friendly and healthy, but she didn't want to listen. Now I'm worried that I did something wrong. What do you think? Did I cross the line or was the mom overreacting? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Generous OP shares recipes with grateful commenters ❤️👩‍🍳

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Getting to know my neighbor and her son Ben 🤝

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Babysitting gone wrong: Neighbor's anger over feeding her son lunch

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Allergies and lunchtime drama - a neighborly feud begins 🍴👩‍🍳

thekawaiipisces | thekawaiipisces

Tasty roti and brinjal sabzi for a fun day with Ben 🍴👦

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Sharing is caring, but it can also ruin a sandwich 🥪

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When good deeds go wrong 😬

thekawaiipisces | thekawaiipisces

Offended neighbor accuses me of sabotaging her son's vegan transition 🌱

thekawaiipisces | thekawaiipisces

Vegan lunch causes spicy controversy with angry neighbor 🥗🌶️

thekawaiipisces | thekawaiipisces

Feeding neighbor's kid lunch leads to guilt and worry 😔

thekawaiipisces | thekawaiipisces

Feeding a child with different food choices can be troublesome 🍴

What do you do when you are asked to babysit for a few hours and the kid can't eat candies and is allergic to almonds? You feed him a vegetable sandwich and orange juice of course! But what happens when the kid likes the food you made for yourself instead? That's the dilemma our protagonist faced. Linda, the neighbor, accused her of force-feeding her son ethnic food and sabotaging her efforts to transition him to the vegan lifestyle. But was that really the case? Our protagonist is worried and wonders if Ben could really fall sick from eating her food. Do you think she was at fault here or was Linda overreacting? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

NTA for introducing neighbor's son to delicious vegan Indian food. Comment section calls out neighbor's racism.

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NTA for feeding neighbor's son healthy food within his restrictions 🍎

sponch_cake | sponch_cake

Commenter dismisses claim of 'reverse racism' in engaging manner 🌍

undiagnosed_1 | undiagnosed_1

Jealousy over great cooking skills! 🍴😋

plump-pie | plump-pie

OP follows restrictions but accused of racism for feeding neighbor's son

DrummerSyke666 | DrummerSyke666

Don't insult your neighbor's food when they feed your kid 🤦‍♀️ NTA

starchy2ber | starchy2ber

Commenter defends against racist complaint with witty reverse uno card.

e-JackOlantern | e-JackOlantern

Calling out racism, not the a-hole here ✊🏽👏🏽

the-willow-witch | the-willow-witch

Don't let the angry neighbor discourage you from being kind 🌱

Fleegle2212 | Fleegle2212

Healthy lunch without almonds. Dramatic neighbor overreacts. NTA.

Tony_Lavander | Tony_Lavander

Redditors call out entitled neighbor for free babysitting service

Veridical_Perception | Veridical_Perception

When sharing food becomes a cultural battleground 🍛🛡️

terpischore761 | terpischore761

Engaging in a debate about the authenticity of Indian food 🍛

Jovet_Hunter | Jovet_Hunter

Vegan lunch sparks neighbor's anger, but NTA for trying something new

IndianMythologyGeek | IndianMythologyGeek

Always ask for parental consent before giving a new food. 🍔🚫

babygurl1994 | babygurl1994

NTA for following instructions, kid-feeding superpowers recognized 🦸‍♀️

Jazzlike_Humor3340 | Jazzlike_Humor3340

Babysitting 101: Don't give new foods to kids with allergies 😬

katzastrophe | katzastrophe

Encouraging kids to try new foods 🍴👍

aeronatha | aeronatha

Standing up to racism and setting boundaries, NTA wins!

ScammerC | ScammerC

When a simple favor turns into a parenting critique 👀

Forteanforever | Forteanforever

Feed the kid what was given, but Linda's racism exposed 💥

strikingfirefly | strikingfirefly

Respectful lunch limits, assumed no more. NTA 🍱

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"Ethnic" food and hair: the subtle ways of othering non-white cultures.

GreatWhiteNorthExtra | GreatWhiteNorthExtra

Calling out racism in the comments 👀👏

smileyfacepicnic | smileyfacepicnic

Celebrating the diversity of food 🍲 and culture 🌍

ShakeSlow | ShakeSlow

Expanding culinary horizons 🍴 and an ungrateful neighbor 😒

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Don't be afraid to spice things up! 🌶️

Emotional-Ebb8321 | Emotional-Ebb8321

Allergy aware meal sharing earns NTA's trust 😊

Gwendolynftw | Gwendolynftw

Neighbor accuses OP of force-feeding ethnic food to her child 🤔

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

Allergy confusion leads to a spicy situation 🌶️

CyberneticPanda | CyberneticPanda

NTA for serving delicious roti. Vegan food needs spices! 🌶

cakeisreallygood | cakeisreallygood

Calling out racism 👊🏼✊🏽

Peepwalker | Peepwalker

Spicy clapback to Linda's bland jealousy over Indian cuisine 🌶️

AirFriedPotato | AirFriedPotato

Commenter defends OP and adds a touch of humor 😂

reclusivesocialite | reclusivesocialite

Roti recipes up for grabs, yummy side dishes included 🍲

htxxalxx | htxxalxx

Feeding neighbor's kid leads to accusations of racism and allergies.

simba1998 | simba1998

Learn about roti and brinjal sabzi, a yummy Indian dish 🍛

FairieWarrior | FairieWarrior

Food is more than just nutrition or taste, it's political and racist 🍴

AdImpressive82 | AdImpressive82

Mom's poor communication causes lunchtime drama 😬

Thediciplematt | Thediciplematt

Spice up your life with delicious Desi food 🌶️

PhotoKada | PhotoKada

Defending vegan Indian food and calling out neighbor's racism. 🌶️🌱

vrcraftauthor | vrcraftauthor

Neighbor complains about free lunch, gets served a reality check 😂

RLB406 | RLB406

Standing up against xenophobia. #NTA 🙌

combeferres | combeferres

Don't let her ignorance stop you from sharing delicious food 🍜

goldengirldorothy | goldengirldorothy

Delicious brinjal sabzi recipe causing a racist neighbor's outrage 🤷‍♀️🍆

denatured_enzyme_ | denatured_enzyme_

Trying new foods at a young age is valuable 🍴

spagyrum | spagyrum

Feeding a child lunch shouldn't cause drama 🍴🙄

Thick-Act-3837 | Thick-Act-3837

Respectful NTA mom cooks tasty lunch for allergic kid 🥪👍

InfamousFail7 | InfamousFail7