Sister's Plant-sitting Disaster: Heartbreaking Consequence for 6-Year-Old 🌱💔

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We all know that teaching responsibility to kids can be a challenge. One mom (26f) and her husband (27m) came up with a clever idea to teach their 6-year-old daughter responsibility without the risk of a pet's life: growing her own plant. The little girl chose sweet pea seeds and quickly developed a love for gardening. But when the family had to leave town for a funeral, they entrusted the plant to the mom's sister (22f) for safekeeping. What unfolded next was a heartbreaking lesson in trust and irresponsibility. 😔🌱

A Responsibility Lesson 🌱

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Sweet Pea Seeds 🌸

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A New Nickname 🌿

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A Sad Departure 😢

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Trusting the Sister 🙏

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A Heartbreaking Return 😠

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The Daughter's Tears 😭

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A Hollow Offer 💔

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No Contact, No Visits 🚫

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Parents' Disapproval 😒

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A Broken Heart 💔

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A Trust Shattered: Is It Just a Plant? 🌱💔

This tale of a broken trust and a wilted plant has left a family divided. The little girl's passion for gardening has withered, and she no longer wants to be called 'sweet pea.' The mom has cut contact with her sister, refusing to let her visit, while the grandparents think it's an overreaction. But is it really just about a plant, or is it about the emotional impact on a 6-year-old who trusted her aunt to care for her beloved project? Let's see what the internet thinks of this heart-wrenching situation... 💬

Encourage daughter to keep gardening despite plant-sitting mishap 🌱

macenutmeg | macenutmeg

NTA. Sister agreed to take care of the plant and failed. Daughter upset.

Ihavegoodideas_ | Ihavegoodideas_

Heartbroken daughter trusted aunt with plant, but it died. NTA.

SaeInsanity45 | SaeInsanity45

Sister's plant-sitting mistake has bigger consequences. One chance to apologize.

Shieby1234 | Shieby1234

Protecting your child comes first. NTA 👏

LAKingsofMetal | LAKingsofMetal

Heartless plant-sitter laughed off 6-year-old's heartbreak. NTA.

Glitch1881 | Glitch1881

Sister's plant-sitting mishap causes family feud 🌱💔

clbrownn | clbrownn

Aunt fails to take care of daughter's plant, refuses to apologize 😠

Lorienwanderer | Lorienwanderer

Heartless sister neglects child's plant, commenter gasps in shock.

Sailingaway1342 | Sailingaway1342

Setting boundaries for your daughter is important. NTA.

unknown_zone | unknown_zone

Sister's plant-sitting disaster: Red flags in family dynamics 🐶

rebel_nord | rebel_nord

A plant may be just a plant to some, but not to a grieving child 🌱

a_tyrannosaurus_rex | a_tyrannosaurus_rex

Mild ESH verdict, but cutting contact seems extreme. Disappointed approach?

Farahild | Farahild

Teaching responsibility through plants 🌱

i_needahug | i_needahug

NTA, OP. Have a sit down with your daughter, sister needs to grow up 👍

aSeaPersonByNight | aSeaPersonByNight

Caring for plants can be hard, but agreeing to plant-sit is harder. NTA 🌱

ecmcgee1997 | ecmcgee1997

VVS281 | VVS281

Neglecting a child's responsibility is not cool 👍

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ostrichesonfire | ostrichesonfire

Trust violated. Sister should apologize to rebuild relationship. NTA 👍

Oh_Wiseone | Oh_Wiseone

Dana07620 | Dana07620

Sister's plant-sitting failure leads to heartbreaking consequence 🌱

authorsage | authorsage

Encouraging a responsible child to adopt a cat 🐱

Swedishpunsch | Swedishpunsch

Commenter calls out OP for trusting an untrustworthy sister.

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lifeoffood11 | lifeoffood11

Encouraging a positive experience for daughter after plant-sitting mishap 🌱

Bookaholicforever | Bookaholicforever

Plant-sitting gone wrong, but is OP really not the a**hole?

earthtoeveryoneX | earthtoeveryoneX

Standing up to toxic family for your kids 👏

Nophury | Nophury

Sensitive NTA comment suggests discussing death with grieving daughter 💔

eubalina | eubalina

Sister's plant-sitting fail leads to cutting off toxic family member 🌱

cillianellis | cillianellis

Irresponsible sister kills daughter's beloved plant. Commenters side with OP. 🌱

kaloric | kaloric

Agreeing to plant-sit and not doing it: NTA or ESH?

iluvcats17 | iluvcats17

whomenow1313 | whomenow1313

Trust is key, even with plants 🌱

patrioticmarsupial | patrioticmarsupial

Auntie wasn't the a**hole, sister should have bonded with niece 💜

dahliafluffy | dahliafluffy

Sister's neglect of daughter's plant sparks outrage and heartbreak 🌱

ebwoods1 | ebwoods1

Setting boundaries is important for your child's emotional well-being 👍

Froggetpwagain | Froggetpwagain

Plant-sitting fail: 6-year-old > 22-year-old 🤪

Tesmarin | Tesmarin

Choosing plants over pets can avoid heartbreaking disasters 🌱

Notyourdramaqueen | Notyourdramaqueen

Keeping your word matters more than any item 👍

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Heartbreaking consequence for child, but kind commenter offers gardening advice 🌱

Beargurl1 | Beargurl1

Neglected plant leads to family drama and lost interest in gardening 🌱

PrivateEyes2020 | PrivateEyes2020

Not the a**hole in a plant-sitting disaster 🌱

squishy_squish_9 | squishy_squish_9

Create a rock garden to represent sister's plant-sitting failure 🌱

OldestCrone | OldestCrone

Sister's plant-sitting mistake leads to heartbreaking consequence for child. NTA.

Whack-Angus | Whack-Angus

Broken promise leads to heartbreaking consequence for 6-year-old 🌱

ProbeerNB | ProbeerNB

Encouraging words for a devastated child gardener 🌱

NerveWise | NerveWise

Sister's plant-sitting mistake traumatizes child. NTA suggests solution 🌱

needfulsalsa | needfulsalsa

Teaching resilience in gardening after plant-sitting disaster 🌱

Maximum_System_7819 | Maximum_System_7819

Encourage the little one to grow more plants 🌱👍

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Lack of apology after plant-sitting disaster causes conflict 🌱

Silver-Thing2724 | Silver-Thing2724

Heartbreaking plant-sitting disaster, but NTA according to commenter

Ri-Mama | Ri-Mama

Don't be a plant killer and a d**k about it 🌱

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Heartbreaking consequence of plant-sitting disaster, 22yo blamed. 🌱

PowerPuffPigs | PowerPuffPigs

Protecting a child's beloved plant friend 🌱

RamenTofuCake | RamenTofuCake

Give the kid a second chance, NTA. 🌱🌳

LuminDoesStuff | LuminDoesStuff

Encouraging response to plant-sitting mishap 🌱

iHeal4Coffee | iHeal4Coffee

Encouraging OP to keep daughter's love for plants alive 🌱

ionfishy | ionfishy

Responsibility lesson for sister's plant-sitting gone wrong 🌱

Nesterminator | Nesterminator

Kind gardener offers to send seeds to help heartbroken 6-year-old 🌱

Tiffanykitty369 | Tiffanykitty369

Plant-sitting gone wrong, but granddaughter needs to learn acceptance. 🌱

FanofYueFei | FanofYueFei

Survive even the worst plant killers with devils ivy 🌱

OwlTheSilent | OwlTheSilent

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