Friend brings toddler on beach trip, I cancel plans - AITA?

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A planned beach day turns sour when a friend brings his girlfriend and toddler without warning. One of the group members decides to cancel, citing discomfort around kids. The friend gets offended and demands they be friends with his girlfriend and child too. Is the canceler the a**hole? Read on to find out.

Surf plans cancelled due to toddler - AITA for cancelling?

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Last-minute toddler addition ruins beach trip - AITA?

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Canceled beach day for a toddler? 👶 Maybe not the A-hole

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Toddler trouble: canceling plans with friend's kid. AITA? 😕

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Canceled beach plans due to toddler discomfort - AITA?

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Respecting boundaries with friends who have toddlers 🙏

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Toddler's behavior causing discomfort for friend on the spectrum.

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Clarifying edit made regarding friend's autism and cancelled plans.

brightduck6 | brightduck6

Not wanting to hang out with a toddler - AITA? 🤔

A planned beach trip with friends was canceled because one of the friends invited his girlfriend and their toddler. The post writer, who has previously expressed discomfort around the child, decided to stay home instead. This decision led to the friend getting offended and accusing the post writer of not being a true friend. The post writer has no issue with the girlfriend but does not want to hang out with the toddler all the time. The situation is made worse by the fact that the friend's toddler is allowed to pull hair and put sticky fingers in the face of the post writer's friend, who is on the spectrum. The post writer is now questioning whether they are the asshole in this situation. Read on to find out what people have to say about this controversial topic.

18 year olds don't want to spend time with a toddler 🚫👶

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Friend insists on bringing toddler despite discomfort - NTA

Oksummer4323 | Oksummer4323

NTA for cancelling plans with selfish friend and toddler.

Veridical_Perception | Veridical_Perception

Bringing a toddler changes the whole outing. NTA for canceling.

ComfortableZebra2412 | ComfortableZebra2412

Having a toddler around every time you hang out? NTA 👏

AngelIslington | AngelIslington

Comment section discusses potential motive for gender-switch posts.

andthejitters | andthejitters

Parents should understand that not all events are for kids 🙅

Fullback70 | Fullback70

Agreement with NTA comment sparks quick reply 🔥

Zackyd00 | Zackyd00

Friends with kids? NAH but occasional adult only time.

KaliCalamity | KaliCalamity

Adult time ruined by small humans? 🤔 NTA wins!

KatCLed | KatCLed

Last minute changes are never fun. 🤔

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Commenter predicts end of friendship due to differing priorities 😔

SnooEagles6930 | SnooEagles6930

Having a toddler changes the dynamic of adult events 🧒🏼⚖️

angeliniana | angeliniana

Respectful NTA comment and grateful reply 🙌

Sheila_Monarch | Sheila_Monarch

YTA cancels plans due to friend bringing toddler to beach

stubbledchin | stubbledchin

Respectful request for adult-only event repeatedly ignored - NTA 👍

AnnieJack | AnnieJack

Suggests NSFW activities to avoid friend's toddler - NTA 🤣

tallermanchild | tallermanchild

Choosing to be childfree - NTA, but tough decisions ahead. 😕

Horror-Perception-50 | Horror-Perception-50

Deciding if the friendship is worth it after canceled plans 🤔

notTheFavorite- | notTheFavorite-

NTA for wanting adults-only outings with friends. Friend needs to understand.

True_Mountain5949 | True_Mountain5949

18-year-olds don't want to hang out with a toddler - NTA 🤷‍♀️

Extension_Ad_972 | Extension_Ad_972

Child-free plans ruined by friend's toddler - NTA.

RadioGuyRob | RadioGuyRob

Friend brings toddler without notice, cancels plans - NTA 🚫👶

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Canceling plans due to toddler - justified or rude? 🤔

lovemykitchen | lovemykitchen

Set boundaries with friend's toddler to avoid future conflicts 🚶‍♀️

OpinionatedESLTeachr | OpinionatedESLTeachr

Parenthood shouldn't end friendships. 🤱🏻👥

Jax_Cat11 | Jax_Cat11

Going to adult events devolving into groveling for attention 🤦‍♂️

Fuck_you_Reddit_Nazi | Fuck_you_Reddit_Nazi

Unexpected kid ruins adult beach day - NTA cancels plans 💔

whateverisnttaken22 | whateverisnttaken22

Supportive comments for young parent spending time with their child 😊

nolechica | nolechica

Don't let others take advantage of your generosity 🏄‍♀️👊

Bob4Cat | Bob4Cat

Don't let your friend's choices ruin your plans 🌴 NTA

cauldrongorl | cauldrongorl

Avoiding toddlers on beach trips - NTA 🏖️👶

jake-boyle | jake-boyle

Setting boundaries with friends who bring kids to social events. 🚫👶

darklinghate | darklinghate

Adults deserve kid-free time once in a while 💆‍♀️👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Thyumos | Thyumos

Surfing plans canceled due to toddler? NTA, plan ahead next time 🏄‍♀️

sreno77 | sreno77

Setting boundaries with friends and toddlers 🚫👶

Cocoasneeze | Cocoasneeze

Canceling plans due to a friend's toddler - NTA 🚫👶

leafysandwich65 | leafysandwich65

Make plans that include everyone 👯‍🏫 - NTA comment

historyrocks89 | historyrocks89

Unwilling to befriend toddler - AITA or just immature? 🤔

bulbousbirb | bulbousbirb

Friend brings toddler on beach trip, friend cancels plans - disagreement over adapting to friend's growth

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Teen doesn't want to spend time with friend's toddler - NTA 🚶‍♀️

Flippn_Freddy | Flippn_Freddy

Comment about teenage pregnancy gets sarcastic reply

Ipickmynoose | Ipickmynoose

Commenter seeks clarification on OP's issues with friend's toddler.

CatOutrageous9135 | CatOutrageous9135

Empathetic response to friend's parenthood struggles. ❤️

Sharkytrs | Sharkytrs

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