A father faced backlash after preventing his nephew from blowing out his son's birthday candles. The man's son had previously been upset when his cousins blew out the candles on his cake, despite his wishes. Despite informing family members that his son would be blowing out the candles alone, the father's nephew attempted to join in. The father covered the nephew's mouth, causing him to cry and sparking an argument with his brother. The father's mother believes he should apologize, while his girlfriend and sister support his decision. Readers are divided on whether the father was right or wrong. What do you think?
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A father shares his experience of how his brother's family and other guests ruined his son's birthday last year by blowing out his candles. In an attempt to avoid a repeat of last year's fiasco, the father made it clear that only his son would blow out the candles on his cake. However, his nephew attempted to blow out the candles anyway, and the father had to physically stop him. This resulted in an argument with his brother, who felt that his son should have been allowed to participate. The father is now torn between apologizing to his family, as his mother is insisting he does, or standing his ground. What would you do in this situation? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
NTA for protecting your son from rude nephew, brother is TA.
Stop the tradition of letting the oldest blow out everyone's candles! Nephew was out of line.
Protect your kid's happiness, NTA 🎂👍
Teaching boundaries is important, but family conflict arises. 🎂👨👦
NTA for prioritizing son's birthday over nephew's gross tradition.
NTA. It's your son's birthday, not your nephew's. Your son's rules.
Sibling mix-up aside, brother's tantrum sets bad parenting example 🤔
Son's birthday wish respected, family tradition questioned 💥🎂
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Mother should lead and guide, not force apologies. NTA 👍
Respect new traditions, hold family accountable for bullying behavior 👪
👏🎂 Good job, dad! Your son is respectful and thoughtful 🙌
Stand your ground and let your son have his special day 🎂
Cake details steal the show in birthday candle dispute 🎂
Birthday boy deserves his own moment. NTA 🎂🎉
Inclusive birthday celebrations - let each child have their turn 🎂
Setting boundaries on birthdays 🎂🚫 NTA wins!
Stand up to your mother and brother! NTA 💪
Let your kiddo have all the glory 🎉🎂 NTA
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Respect birthday wishes, NTA. 🎂
Sharing birthday candles is a bad idea 🎂🕯️
Respect your child's wishes on their birthday 🎂🙅♂️
Breaking tradition for emotional needs 🎂🙌
Respect the birthday tradition 🎂👦🏻🧒🏻
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Father protects son's birthday, sets boundaries with entitled family.
Child's birthday ruined by entitled brother, commenter supports OP. 🎂
Setting boundaries for your kids' birthday traditions 🎂
Respect the birthday boy's wishes, NTA 🎂👦
Let the kid blow out their own candles! NTA 🎂
No cake for you 🍰👎 NTA uncle stops germs!
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Standing up to family traditions can be tough. Good job, OP! 🎂
Sharing isn't always caring: Nephew almost ruins son's birthday.
Let the birthday kid blow their candles out! 🎂🕯️
Father praised for stopping nephew from ruining son's birthday 🎂
Keep your germs to yourself! 🤢 Nephew should know better.
Sharing is a two-way street 😊 #NTA
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Let the kid blow out his own candles. NTA 🎂
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Let the birthday boy have a say 🎂👦🏻 NTA
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