Members of a popular Internet forum were left heartbroken after a poster described how the lack of sugary drinks sparked a multi-faceted war of words with their extended family.
In a viral Reddit post published on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/puddlespuddled (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said that his family refuses to keep sugary drinks in their house instead of water, tea, and coffee. does. —and that it is a major point of contention with diametrically opposed relatives.
title, “[Am I the a**hole] For not having kid-friendly drinks at my house,” Post Nearly 6,500 votes and 1,400 comments have been received in the last day.
Explaining that he only gives his 2-year-old sugary drinks on special occasions, the original poster states that his sister-in-law started her three children on juice and soda before eating solid food. The original poster also states that, whenever his extended family visits, his struggling lifestyle is on display in full.
“We consistently refuse to ‘deny’ things for our kids to drink,” the OP wrote. “We always give them water, milk or decaffeinated tea – they refuse to drink it.”
“It came to a head last week when she unexpectedly collapsed. Her kids tossed my living room into the fridge and her 11-year-old threw herself to the ground and started yelling ‘You promised That aunt had taken rainbow juice for me!” OP continued.
After asking her sister-in-law why she promised her kids a sweet drink, the original poster said they were asked to go outside and get something to stop crying. At this point, the original poster said he had had enough, and vented his anger on his sister-in-law.
“I said… ‘It’s not my fault that you made your kids addicted to sugar. It’s not my fault that your 11-year-old still throws tantrums because you parents refuse, OP wrote. “‘In the future, if you want your children to drink liquid sugar at my house, bring them yourself.'”
“‘I’m tired of using my kids to manipulate you and the rest of our family. Now get the f**k out of my house,'” the OP continued. “He looked at me like I did [six] head, grabbed her s**t, and dragged her kids, kicked and screamed about rainbow juice.”
Sugary drinks, including many popular juices, sodas and sports drinks, can be harmful to adults and children alike.
Loaded with artificial ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup, sugary drinks are often linked to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart and other organ diseases, poor dental health and other major health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). . ,
Five years ago, CDC data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) showed that in the United States, nearly 50 percent of all adults consume at least one sugary drink per day.
Unsurprisingly, however, the NCHS also reported that young people are the nation’s most avid sugary drink consumers, with 63 percent of children drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day, and another 30 percent drinking two or more.
Despite the common belief that babies and sweets go hand in hand, excessive consumption of sweetened beverages can be dangerous until babies are toddlers, and it fails to explain how serious the problem can be.
In the case of the viral Reddit post, Redditors responded to the original poster by acknowledging the dangers of artificial sweeteners, while forcibly calling the original poster’s sister-in-law expecting a family member to stock her house with specialty beverages. Sugar hungry kids.
,[Not the a**hole]Redditor u/DarmokTheNinja wrote in a comment that has been liked more than 6,000 times. “Ignore the juice and sugar description and you still have kids demanding items from your fridge and throwing tantrums.” are when you don’t have.
“It doesn’t reflect good parenting, and such parents should be told,” he said.
Redditor u/DaisiesPetals, whose top comment garnered over 10,000 votes, offered up a simple response.
“Water is kid-friendly,” he wrote. “You’re good and [not the a**hole],
“Water is a perfect source of hydration. It’s not your problem that her kids don’t like it,” chimed Redditor u/joanclaytonesq. “It’s very rude to show up at someone’s house with kids and expect to be hosted.”
newsweek Contacted u/puddlespuddled for comment.