Dad Refuses to Take Ex's Other Kids for Christmas 🎄✋ Is He Wrong?

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Christmas is a time for family, love, and togetherness, right? Well, not for this 40-year-old dad who finds himself in a sticky situation. He shares custody of his 14-year-old daughter, Claire, with his ex, Amy. Claire prefers staying with her dad and his new wife, Jane, and even asked to spend Christmas with them. But when Amy calls and asks him to take in her two other kids from different fathers for the holidays, things get complicated. 😬🎄

The Backstory: Shared Custody

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Claire's Living Situation

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Amy's Full House

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Toddler Troubles

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Claire's Christmas Request

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The Regular Schedule

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Amy's Approval

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Beach Trip Plans

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Amy's Request

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Passport Problems

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Dad's Dilemma

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Amy's Accusations

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Dad's Defense

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No Spite Here

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Amy's Disappointment

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Is Dad Being Unreasonable? 🤔

In a surprising turn of events, Amy accuses the dad of being spiteful and trying to punish her for leaving him years ago. He insists that he just wants to enjoy a peaceful Christmas with his immediate family and doesn't want the added responsibility of taking care of two toddlers he barely knows. With their co-parenting relationship now on shaky ground, one has to wonder if the dad is being unreasonable or if Amy's request is simply too much to ask. 🧐🎄 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Ex's poor toddlers deserve better, NTA for refusing.

BendPresent1437 | BendPresent1437

Not the a**hole for refusing to take ex's other kids.

R33DY89 | R33DY89

NTA stands up for not taking ex's other kids for Christmas.

JuliaX1984 | JuliaX1984

Father refuses to take ex's other kids for Christmas. NTA.

wlfwrtr | wlfwrtr

Mother wants her children to spend Christmas with strangers? NTA.

miyuki_m | miyuki_m

Dad refuses to take ex's kids for Christmas. NTA.

knight9665 | knight9665

Questioning the ex's motives 🤔🤔

FairyPenguinStKilda | FairyPenguinStKilda

NTA refuses ex's request to take care of other kids. 👍

froot_loop_dingus_ | froot_loop_dingus_

NTA. Concerned about ex's commitment to all her kids 😔

noburgersforyou | noburgersforyou

OP is praised for refusing to babysit ex's new kids 🙌

KayCee269 | KayCee269

Projection alert! NTA for not taking ex's other kids.

ExtendedSpikeProtein | ExtendedSpikeProtein

Not his kids, not his responsibility. NTA. 👍

Sea_Firefighter_4598 | Sea_Firefighter_4598

Ex's entitlement is insane. NTA for refusing to babysit.

Cannabis_CatSlave | Cannabis_CatSlave

Parenting advice in a tough situation 👨‍🍳

Lizardgirl25 | Lizardgirl25

User suggests giving the ex the price for babysitting 💰

aussie_nub | aussie_nub

Enjoy the holidays with your family, NTA 🎄

Confident-Expert-695 | Confident-Expert-695

NTA refuses to take ex's other kids for Christmas.

Agreeable-Body-7278 | Agreeable-Body-7278

NTA. Commenter thinks ex's personal problem shouldn't be yours 😂

Chaoticgood790 | Chaoticgood790

Not the a**hole for not taking her kids for Christmas 🎄👍

Special_Lychee_6847 | Special_Lychee_6847

Not his kids, not his problem. NTA 👍

ZealousidealRice8461 | ZealousidealRice8461

Don't play that game 🙅‍♂️. NTA for setting boundaries.

9smalltowngirl | 9smalltowngirl

NTA for refusing to take ex's other kids for Christmas 🎄✋

Osidestarfish | Osidestarfish

"Slippery slope" comment advises against taking ex's other kids 🚫

Mehitabel9 | Mehitabel9

Not his kids, not his responsibility. Keep your promise.

ConvivialKat | ConvivialKat

NTA dad refuses to take ex's other kids for Christmas 🎄✋

CakeZealousideal1820 | CakeZealousideal1820

Enjoy the holidays with immediate family, you're NTA 🎄

totallynotspongebob | totallynotspongebob

Dad stands his ground against ex's request for free babysitting 🙌

broadsharp | broadsharp

Taking care of someone else's kids is not his responsibility. NTA 👍

chaingun_samurai | chaingun_samurai

NTA for refusing to take ex's other kids on vacation!

MuffPiece | MuffPiece

Not his kids, not his problem. NTA for prioritizing his daughter. 👍

Condensed_Sarcasm | Condensed_Sarcasm

Not your monkeys, not your circus. 🐒

justbrowzingthru | justbrowzingthru

NTA for refusing to take ex's other kids for Christmas 🎄✋

no_one_you_know1 | no_one_you_know1

Ex's plan is selfish and delusional. OP is NTA. 👏

Sea-Breaz | Sea-Breaz

Dad not wrong for not taking ex's other kids for Christmas 🎄

zipper1919 | zipper1919

Priorities first: NTA for not taking ex's other kids.

goddessofspite | goddessofspite

Put your family first 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦. Don't let your ex manipulate you 👍

amlosthere | amlosthere

NTA. Commenter suggests ex go after kids' fathers for help. 👍

Cybermagetx | Cybermagetx

NTA. No is a complete sentence. Don't set a precedent. 👍

RWAdvice | RWAdvice

NTA: Commenter thinks ex should ask her kids' father to take them.

heeebusheeeebus | heeebusheeeebus

NTA! Commenter calls out ex's entitlement to free babysitting. 🙌

JudySunshine1 | JudySunshine1

NTA stands firm on not taking ex's other kids for Christmas 🎄

RiskTotal9755 | RiskTotal9755

Passport issue: NTA dad refuses to take ex's kids for Christmas 🎄

Ok_Remote_1036 | Ok_Remote_1036

No babysitting for the ex's toddlers during Christmas vacation 🚫

MamaBear4485 | MamaBear4485

Mom wants a break, but leaving the country without kids?

Clintre | Clintre

NTA. Taking care of ex's other kids is not your responsibility.

Fun-Yellow-6576 | Fun-Yellow-6576

NTA for not taking ex's other kids on Christmas vacation.

Jessi_L_1324 | Jessi_L_1324

Insensitive comment receives no support from replies 🙄

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Ex's manipulation for free babysitting, daughter's feelings matter more 🙏

Adventurous-travel1 | Adventurous-travel1

Protecting himself and his daughter, NTA. Ex trying to manipulate.

yellowcat_vs_redcat | yellowcat_vs_redcat

Focus on your daughter, let your ex handle her kids. 👍

Sweaty_Technician_90 | Sweaty_Technician_90

Supportive comment defends taking care of ex's kids during holidays. 👍

LoveDuck1972 | LoveDuck1972

NTA: Don't feel bad, her kids are not your problem 👍

HyliaSerket | HyliaSerket

NTA for refusing to take ex's other kids for Christmas 🎄

dheffe01 | dheffe01

Don't let her guilt you into taking her other kids. NTA ✌

Lil_Word_Said | Lil_Word_Said

NTA. Dad stands up for his family and makes the right call 👍

omrmajeed | omrmajeed

Single mom's secret vacation plans create parenting dilemma. 😕

Perfect-Somewhere-34 | Perfect-Somewhere-34

No obligations to her kids. She chose to leave. NTA 👍

HighAndDoofy | HighAndDoofy

Don't agree to babysit strangers' kids. NTA for saying no. 👍

ScoutBandit | ScoutBandit

NTA calls out baby daddy drama and victim mentality.

Electronic-Funny-475 | Electronic-Funny-475

User suggests asking daughter to live with him full-time.

LochNessMother | LochNessMother

NTA. Commenter slams ex's parenting and defends dad's decision.

deathkamaro77 | deathkamaro77

Savage response to ex's request for Christmas favor 😎

gondo39 | gondo39

Ex asks dad to babysit her toddlers on Christmas, he refuses. NTA.

Usual_Bumblebee_8274 | Usual_Bumblebee_8274

Ex's kids not his responsibility. NTA, passports are her problem. 👍

G8RTOAD | G8RTOAD

Not his kids, not his problem. NTA. 👍

Gominol425 | Gominol425

User defends dad's decision to not take ex's other kids for Christmas

Tiamat_fire_and_ice | Tiamat_fire_and_ice

NTA. Commenter criticizes parent for ditching kids on Christmas 🎄

Ok-Commission-6433 | Ok-Commission-6433

Ex's request to take care of her kids seems suspicious 🤔

DMV_Lolli | DMV_Lolli

A scathing comment on a mother's questionable parenting choices. 🤬

BiodegradableMulch | BiodegradableMulch

NTA. Ex is being entitled and irresponsible. Keep custody.

I_Dont_Like_Rice | I_Dont_Like_Rice

NTA, just say 'no' and don't justify. Amy's choices, not yours. 🙌

zanne54 | zanne54

Boundaries are important. Don't feel guilty for saying no 👍

FormerlyDK | FormerlyDK

Dad refuses to take ex's other kids for Christmas. NTA.

fuck__food_network | fuck__food_network

Don't fall for emotional blackmail. NTA for not taking them 👍

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Ex's request for a stranger to care for her kids makes her a bad mom. NTA.

MidianMistress | MidianMistress

NTA by a long shot. Have a nice holiday 🎄

Satori2155 | Satori2155

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