Father Stops Nephew From Blowing Out Son’s Birthday Candles

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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?

Young parent regrets stopping nephew from ruining son's birthday 🎂

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A birthday party turns sour with a nephew's candle-blowing intentions

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Why this kid doesn't want anyone blowing out his candles 🎂

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Child's aversion to blowing candles sparks family drama 🎂

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When a nephew ruins a birthday party, family drama ensues 🎂

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Birthday candle drama: Niece and nephew excluded, brother upset. 🎂

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Father saves son's birthday candles from over-enthusiastic nephew 🎂🙅‍♂️

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Brother blames me for stopping nephew from blowing out candles 🎂

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Father stands up for son's birthday tradition, brother storms out 🎂

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Birthday candle drama sparks family feud 🎂🕯️

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When birthday traditions clash with COVID-19 precautions 😷🎂

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Father stops nephew from ruining son's birthday 🎂

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.

oaktreegardener | oaktreegardener

Stop the tradition of letting the oldest blow out everyone's candles! Nephew was out of line.

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Protect your kid's happiness, NTA 🎂👍

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Teaching boundaries is important, but family conflict arises. 🎂👨‍👦

WhiteJadedButterfly | WhiteJadedButterfly

NTA for prioritizing son's birthday over nephew's gross tradition.

Urbanyeti0 | Urbanyeti0

NTA. It's your son's birthday, not your nephew's. Your son's rules.

PuzzleheadedTap4484 | PuzzleheadedTap4484

Sibling mix-up aside, brother's tantrum sets bad parenting example 🤔

stephanielmayes | stephanielmayes

Son's birthday wish respected, family tradition questioned 💥🎂

Chunky_mummy | Chunky_mummy

Birthday cake blowing drama: Nephew tries to steal the show 🎂

MonkeyGirl18 | MonkeyGirl18

Family feud over birthday candles sparks fiery comment section 🔥

whateverisnttaken22 | whateverisnttaken22

Mother should lead and guide, not force apologies. NTA 👍

PerkyLurkey | PerkyLurkey

Respect new traditions, hold family accountable for bullying behavior 👪

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👏🎂 Good job, dad! Your son is respectful and thoughtful 🙌

Vieamort | Vieamort

Stand your ground and let your son have his special day 🎂

MoonShadowElfRayla | MoonShadowElfRayla

Cake details steal the show in birthday candle dispute 🎂

iamthepita | iamthepita

Birthday boy deserves his own moment. NTA 🎂🎉

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Inclusive birthday celebrations - let each child have their turn 🎂

Miami1982 | Miami1982

Setting boundaries on birthdays 🎂🚫 NTA wins!

One-Stranger | One-Stranger

Stand up to your mother and brother! NTA 💪

mcmurrml | mcmurrml

Let your kiddo have all the glory 🎉🎂 NTA

Nefarious_Stew | Nefarious_Stew

Sanitary concerns spark debate over traditional birthday candles.

rosiex2011 | rosiex2011

Respect birthday wishes, NTA. 🎂

nokarmaforkittybear | nokarmaforkittybear

Sharing birthday candles is a bad idea 🎂🕯️

GlassSandwich9315 | GlassSandwich9315

Respect your child's wishes on their birthday 🎂🙅‍♂️

VixNeko | VixNeko

Breaking tradition for emotional needs 🎂🙌

curvystacia | curvystacia

Respect the birthday tradition 🎂👦🏻🧒🏻

SNonAnoNS | SNonAnoNS

Breaking tradition: Parenting choices and sibling conflict 🤔

trimiamom | trimiamom

Father stands up for son's birthday wish, brother called out

Juice_Of_The_Orange | Juice_Of_The_Orange

Reddit user shares video and is deemed NTA.

willChangeMyNameLatr | willChangeMyNameLatr

Creating new traditions for new family. NTA for enforcing it

tosser9212 | tosser9212

Teaching kids boundaries: Why it's a basic social skill 🧒🚫

colleen2163 | colleen2163

Father protects son's birthday, sets boundaries with entitled family.

Management_sucks | Management_sucks

Child's birthday ruined by entitled brother, commenter supports OP. 🎂

BlackForestGalore | BlackForestGalore

Setting boundaries for your kids' birthday traditions 🎂

aussietex | aussietex

Respect the birthday boy's wishes, NTA 🎂👦

TheRepeatTautology | TheRepeatTautology

Let the kid blow out their own candles! NTA 🎂

HeathenStar | HeathenStar

No cake for you 🍰👎 NTA uncle stops germs!

A_wild_Mel_appears | A_wild_Mel_appears

Respectful parenting: Letting kids say no to uncomfortable traditions 🎂

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Standing up to family traditions can be tough. Good job, OP! 🎂

No-Idea-Y-Im-here | No-Idea-Y-Im-here

Sharing isn't always caring: Nephew almost ruins son's birthday.

Awkward_Friendship36 | Awkward_Friendship36

Let the birthday kid blow their candles out! 🎂🕯️

MissIllusion | MissIllusion

Father praised for stopping nephew from ruining son's birthday 🎂

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Keep your germs to yourself! 🤢 Nephew should know better.

bonafidebunnyeyed | bonafidebunnyeyed

Sharing is a two-way street 😊 #NTA

justvisiting1973 | justvisiting1973

Blowing out other kids' candles? 🎂 When did this start?

Knitty_Cat | Knitty_Cat

The long-term consequences of overprotective parenting 😬🎂

NotThisAgain21 | NotThisAgain21

Breaking traditions: why calling out family members is important 🚫🎂

Corvia12 | Corvia12

Let the kid blow out his own candles. NTA 🎂

ShabyShabnam | ShabyShabnam

When family drama takes the cake 🎂 NTA wins!

SigmaEpstien | SigmaEpstien

Boundaries set: Brother has no say in nephew's cake blowout 🎂

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Family feud over birthday candles sparks NTA judgement 👀🎂

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Mom's behavior leads to a birthday battle 🎂🕯️

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A doctor thanks commenter for suggesting alternative to cake-blowing tradition 👏

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Breaking traditions: A son's birthday wish to skip blowing candles.

RebeccaMCullen | RebeccaMCullen

When a single gif sparks a moral debate 😲🤔

macci_a_vellian | macci_a_vellian

Let the birthday boy have a say 🎂👦🏻 NTA

omennemo117 | omennemo117

Setting boundaries with entitled family members 🎂🙅‍♂️

lightmyskyonfire | lightmyskyonfire

Debate over cultural traditions sparks tension in comment section 👀

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