Mom's Fury Over Sister's 'Gift' That Disrupted Autistic Son's Routine: Who's in the Wrong?

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Imagine this: You're a parent of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with severe autism. You've painstakingly built a routine and diet that helps him thrive, despite the challenges. One day, your sister offers a 'gift' - a night out for you while she babysits. You come home to find your carefully constructed world turned upside down. 😱 The aftermath? A family feud that threatens to 'ruin Christmas'. Let's dive into this emotional rollercoaster of a story.

The Boy with the Golden Routine 🌟

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The Strict Regime 📋

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Food Rules 🍎

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The Gift that Wasn't 🎁

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The Unpleasant Surprise 😱

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The Aftermath 🌪️

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The Fallout 💥

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A Family Feud Ignited: Who's the Villain Here? 😈

In a tale that tugs at the heartstrings, a mother's fierce protection of her autistic son's routine leads to a family feud. After a well-intentioned 'gift' from her sister disrupts the boy's routine, the fallout is immediate and severe. The boy goes on a hunger strike, and the mother declares her sister persona non grata. With the family accusing her of ruining Christmas, the question remains: Is she a villain for protecting her son's needs, or a hero for standing up to her family? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 👀

"NTA. Sacrificed a lot for son, sister sabotaged instead of talking."

WaywardPrincess1025 | WaywardPrincess1025

NTA! You're working hard to give your son a healthy routine 🙌

ashleighbuck | ashleighbuck

Preventing addiction and supporting recovery: NTA, sister's actions criticized

smeghead9916 | smeghead9916

NTA. Sister undermines efforts to keep son healthy. Cruel and unfair.

No-Impression-8134 | No-Impression-8134

NTA - Explore high-tech AAC for your son's communication needs! 📱

ConcertWhole5527 | ConcertWhole5527

NTA, sister crossed the line. Hope you have a peaceful holiday! ✨

TipTopC | TipTopC

NTA. Caregivers understand the impact of 'kindness' on workload. 💪

Annoying_Details | Annoying_Details

Supportive comment, encouraging parent of autistic child during Christmas 🎄

kram79 | kram79

👏 Commendable effort to support son, family doesn't understand the struggle.

Tricky-Development98 | Tricky-Development98

👏 You're doing an amazing job with your autistic son! NTA

Head-Computer5350 | Head-Computer5350

NTA. Sister broke trust, disrupted routine, consequences are necessary. 😡

Accomplished-News755 | Accomplished-News755

NTA. Sister's actions undermine parenting. Was it intentional? 🤔

Ok_Detective5412 | Ok_Detective5412

🧩 Understanding the importance of routine for autistic children. NTA!

boymom04 | boymom04

NTA! Sister crossed the line. You're a great parent! 👏

Cacadordex4na | Cacadordex4na

NTA, you're an amazing parent! 🙌 Keep doing what's best for your son!

Glittering_Pink_902 | Glittering_Pink_902

NTA: Your sister's disregard for your son's routine is unacceptable 😡

painted_unicorn | painted_unicorn

"NTA! Your sister sucks. Does she think you just enjoy this?" 😡

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YTA for denying your autistic child comfort and joy 😔

uberwookie | uberwookie

NTA. Striving for the best start, despite potential challenges. 👏

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INFO: Are specialists supporting your son's neurodiversity or medical model? 🤔

Jess1ca1467 | Jess1ca1467

Mom vents frustration over sister's disruptive 'gift' for autistic son. NTA

Difficult_Future_301 | Difficult_Future_301

Parent questions sister's assumptions about child's ASD and addiction.

rayjaymor85 | rayjaymor85

Sister's unnecessary interference with autistic nephew's routine sparks family conflict 😡

RunaisRuna | RunaisRuna

"NTA. My daughter has ASD, she was diagnosed late but she has always had food and sensory issues. In our case, I'm vegetarian and she has been vegetarian since birth. I was very focused on making sure she had a healthy diet and while her list is limited its grown by leaps and bounds recently, and it's all always been pretty healthy. She'll eat steamed broccoli or sautéed arugala any day of the week, baked potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, certain apples, grapes, a wide variery of lettuces, onion, cucumbers in pickle juice (but not pickles!), most cheeses, wheat bread, tortillas, brown rice, sour cream, plain avocado or guacamole if I make it, scrambled eggs, pasta with one specific jar sauce or sauce I've made, one specific brand and flavor of Greek yogurt, most waffles or pancakes, one brand of peanut butter and a specific low sugar strawberry jelly (low, not non-sugar, I try to avoid artificial sweeteners), raisin bran, cheerios, unsweetened almond milk in her cereal, the occasional sip of oj, water...and vegetarian fast food and most sweets. She didn't have any fast food or processed sugar until she was 5 and her list was much shorter then. I think if she'd had access to those things earlier she'd have a more limited list of what she will eat now. It is always a struggle to get her back to eating normally after she vacations with my parents and niblings. My parents default to fast food or very simple, repetitive, not particularly healthy food that everyone else will also eat. They'll cook a full salad/meat/veg/carb meal for everyone else but won't bake her a potato instead of mashing them all and can't microwave some damn broccoli along with the corn, or set aside some of the salad before adding tomato. She's the only kid who eats wheat bread so they buy white. She eats mostly eggs, string cheese, dry cheerios, pancakes and fast food the whole time they're away." A struggle to maintain a healthy diet for my autistic daughter. 🍎🥦

TheEndisFancy | TheEndisFancy

Individuality of disabled children: NTA, stress & stubbornness explained 😊

FormalAnnual9730 | FormalAnnual9730

👏 NTA! The commenter explains the impact of introducing new things.


NTA. Screens can be a great tool for growth, but also a hindrance. 📺

av227 | av227

Mom's strict dietary rules broken, cousin's actions land child in ER 😠

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NTA: Sister undermines parenting, ruins Christmas, and disrespects your son. 😡

JCBashBash | JCBashBash

NTA. Set boundaries for YOUR child. Sister undermined you. 😠

MelG146 | MelG146

"Denying him a way to communicate! Wow, That's great of you /s" 😡

Simply_Toast | Simply_Toast

YTA for forcing painful food on your autistic son. 😠

HardlightCereal | HardlightCereal

Digital devices provide comfort and support for children with autism. ✨

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NTA, but don't give up! Cook him homemade burgers instead 🍔

CommunicationTop7259 | CommunicationTop7259

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