Mother Refuses to Play Nursemaid on Ex's Birthday: Heartless or Heroic? 🤔

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Ever had to juggle parenting duties with an ex? It's a challenge, to say the least. But what happens when one parent seems to always get the short end of the stick? Meet our heroine, a hardworking mom who's had enough of being the go-to caregiver whenever her child is sick. This time, she's standing her ground, and it's causing quite a stir. Let's dive into this sticky situation... 🍿

A Flu-Induced Dilemma 🤒

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The Sick Day Shuffle 💃

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The Cost of Caring 💸

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Medical Advice 🩺

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A Suspiciously Timed Illness 🎂

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Drawing the Line 🚫

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Gender Bias and Deadbeat Dads 👩‍👧

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Breaking Down the Custody Chaos 📝

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Courtroom Drama 🏛️

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The School Situation 🏫

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A Fading Friendship 😔

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The Custody Conundrum 🔄

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A Mother's Stand: No More Sick Days Sacrifice 🛑

Our heroine is a mom caught in a tough spot. She's tired of her ex using her as the default caregiver when their child is sick, especially when it impacts her work and finances. This time, with her child down with the flu on her ex's birthday, she's refusing to step in. It's a bold move that's stirring up quite the debate. She's not a deadbeat parent, she argues, but a mom trying to balance her responsibilities. But is she right? Let's see what the world has to say about this... 🌐

Keeping sick kids at home: NTA for setting boundaries. 🙌

bacmom3 | bacmom3

NTA. Co-parenting during illness is common sense. 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

"NTA. Your ex doesn't get to stop being a parent 👶"

diagnosedwolf | diagnosedwolf

Whose turn is it to have the kid? The custody dilemma.


NTA for prioritizing your family's health over your ex's birthday 😊

RoseDeadInside | RoseDeadInside

NTA. Ex should take responsibility for their sick child. 😷

WholeAd2742 | WholeAd2742

NTA for prioritizing child's health. Mom should consider others' well-being.

newbeginingshey | newbeginingshey

Commenters blame each other for COVID spread 😱


NTA for refusing to be a nursemaid. Ex needs responsibility. 🤔

ighelpplease613 | ighelpplease613

Single parent prioritizes child's health, receives support. 👏

lolagoetz_bs | lolagoetz_bs

NTA for refusing to play nursemaid on ex's birthday 🤔

Detail-Altruistic | Detail-Altruistic

Mom prioritizes health: Contagious child kept home. NTA 👍

amt1515 | amt1515

NTA: Dad shirks parenting duties, mom loses job? Unfair! 😠

LittleMissChriss | LittleMissChriss

NTA - Kid got sick in dad's care, should stay put. 😷

ThisBabeBytes | ThisBabeBytes

Frustrated parent with no sick days left seeks empathy and support. 😢

awkwrdaccountant | awkwrdaccountant

"NTA. Containing an infectious virus is absolutely the responsible thing to do."

Move_In_Waves | Move_In_Waves

Ex sucks at parenting. NTA for refusing to play nursemaid. 😠

Delicious-Mix-9180 | Delicious-Mix-9180

Protecting kids' health: NTA's decision sparks debate on co-parenting 🤒


NTA. Empathy for OP's struggles and hope for a better future.

CertainCertainties | CertainCertainties

NTA: Co-parenting with consideration for the child's health and needs 👍

wicked_amb | wicked_amb

Reddit's advice: Leave it to the ex and the lawyers! 🙌

Apart_Complaint_6952 | Apart_Complaint_6952

Supportive spouse understands the struggle. Stay strong! ❤️

SavageRealist | SavageRealist

Fairness in parenting: Ex should take care of sick child

Bridgett_WDW_OTO | Bridgett_WDW_OTO

INFO: Whose custody days is it per your agreement? 🤔

jessszilla | jessszilla

Parenting priorities: NTA, stay home and let them parent! 👍

Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955 | Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955

NTA - Not the a**hole. Standing up for herself. 💯

Loose_Read3920 | Loose_Read3920

Fairness and boundaries: NTA for standing your ground! 👏

Lea_R_ning | Lea_R_ning

NTA: Ex needs to step up, biased sub sucks.

SrvniD | SrvniD

Custody battles can be tough. Protect the child's well-being. 🙏

No_Reception8456 | No_Reception8456

"We learned NOTHING from COVID. Absolutely f**king nothing. NTA 100%" 😱

AlbatrossSenior7107 | AlbatrossSenior7107

NTA: Balancing work and parenting can be tough. 🤷‍♀️

Oreocooki15 | Oreocooki15

Parent chooses self-preservation over child custody. NTA! 👏

Resq_Tech | Resq_Tech

NTA: Keep the sick kid quarantined to prevent spreading flu 😷

rainbowsparkplug | rainbowsparkplug

NTA! Ex needs to step up and be a parent.

WillLoveCoffee4Ever1 | WillLoveCoffee4Ever1

Doctor's advice ignored, but NTA still gets criticized? 🙄

Curious-Insanity413 | Curious-Insanity413

Ex's birthday: NTA, share the illness duties! 🤔

Nerdy_Penguin58 | Nerdy_Penguin58

Dad's negligence exposed: NTA for refusing to play nursemaid! 👏

Important_Park_7196 | Important_Park_7196

NTA. Vaccination could prevent frequent flu illnesses. 🤓

loveforworld | loveforworld

NTA. Prioritizing child's health and rest over convenience and spreading illness. 👏

JoyOfYourWorld | JoyOfYourWorld

NTA: Ex's baby momma refuses to play nursemaid all the time 😒

SardonicSheWolf | SardonicSheWolf

NTA: Ex's irresponsibility with sick child causing misery for OP. 😠

glittrcurls12 | glittrcurls12

NTA: Kid's health shouldn't suffer due to parents' inconvenience. 👍

ArtemisStrange | ArtemisStrange

NTA. Sick child should stay put. 💋

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Gender shouldn't determine parenting responsibilities. NTA for setting boundaries. 👏

DDChristi | DDChristi

NTA for prioritizing child's health over ex's birthday plans. 👍

Nix_Nic | Nix_Nic

OP defends their decision to not care for sick child. NTA 😊

PeachCconePop99 | PeachCconePop99

Ex refuses to parent sick kid: Neglectful or self-centered? 😒

9ravensinatrenchcoat | 9ravensinatrenchcoat

Scheduling matters! Is she heartless or just practical? 😎

VanillaFam | VanillaFam

Co-parenting: Sacrificing work for sick kids. Who's the real hero?

Leimana76 | Leimana76

Legal advice for custody battle in family court. Prioritize children! 👍

Jamelith | Jamelith

Child support: the key factor in this contentious situation

Calm_Initial | Calm_Initial

Did you have custody before the child fell ill? 🤔

ThatsItImOverThis | ThatsItImOverThis

Divorced parent chooses not to play nursemaid on ex's birthday. NTA 👍

crazy_teacher345 | crazy_teacher345

Balancing health, court schedules, and parenting: tough decisions to make 🤔

MKatieUltra | MKatieUltra

NTA: Taking a stand or just being heartless? 🤔

Comfortable_Flan_972 | Comfortable_Flan_972

"Ex's selfishness puts child's health and finances at risk." 🤔

Fafaflunkie | Fafaflunkie

Not the a**hole. Let's hear the story behind it! 🤔

crissyb65 | crissyb65

Working parent's struggle: balancing work and childcare responsibilities 🚴🏻

14ccet1 | 14ccet1

Ex's birthday or not, parents should take care of their sick child. 🤔

HereWeGo_Steelers | HereWeGo_Steelers

Not the a**hole. Let's hear the story behind it! 🤔

infiniteanomaly | infiniteanomaly

NTA - Stick to your boundaries and prioritize your own needs

Adorable_Pudding921 | Adorable_Pudding921

NTA: Ex-husband should take care of sick kid, not you. 🤔

eavesdrew | eavesdrew

NTA vs YTA: Common sense clash in custody dispute! 👍

Serious_Lie1207 | Serious_Lie1207

Ex's sick kid causes custody conflict. NTA for refusing nursemaid.

ltlyellowcloud | ltlyellowcloud

Sticking to court agreement, NTA for prioritizing kid's health 😊

saharaha33 | saharaha33

NTA: Sticking to visitation schedule, no exceptions. Consistency is key! 👍

thekeeech | thekeeech

Debate on AITA post about sick kids sparks controversy. 🤔

couponanimaniac | couponanimaniac

Primary parent cancels plans for sick kid: NTA or ESH?

Delicious-Dog-643 | Delicious-Dog-643

"NTA, remind your ex to step up their parenting game! 👍"

gemma156 | gemma156

Mother refuses to play nursemaid on ex's birthday. Not the a**hole! 👏

MarsupialSpecific823 | MarsupialSpecific823

Who should take care of the sick child? 🤔

Forsaken-Box-6577 | Forsaken-Box-6577

Ignoring court orders leads to chaos. Follow them for peace ✌️

Ok_Investigator8544 | Ok_Investigator8544

Choosing peers over parenting? YTA, keep your child's needs first! 🤔

Anxious-Engineer2116 | Anxious-Engineer2116

Visitation agreement confusion leads to debate on parental responsibilities. 🤔

musiesaidso | musiesaidso

Ex wants kids often? Count your blessings. They're yours. 💛

Voidspren | Voidspren

Parenting dilemmas: Missing work or birthday parties? Who's the a**hole?

Primary-Criticism929 | Primary-Criticism929

INFO: Custody agreement? YTA for picking and choosing parenting.

GlassSandwich9315 | GlassSandwich9315

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