Wow! We’ve heard stories about overbearing grandparents but this one certainly takes the cake! These underhand grandparents went against the parent’s wishes and took their baby granddaughter to have her ears pierced.
A couple has reached out to Reddit members, asking whether their reaction was unreasonable after they discovered the new holes in their child’s ears.
“Me (22) and my fiancée (23) had our baby girl Thalia and she just turned 9 months old,” shared No_Wayout_ on Reddit.
“We basically decided it was gonna be up to Thalia when she’s older if she wants to get her ears pierced. I was never into the idea of it being done as a baby when they can’t consent, like my fiancée’s parents pierced her ears when she was a baby, and she always hated wearing earrings. Still doesn’t wear any.
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We Said NO!
“My parents didn’t shut up about it for a while saying ‘she’d look so cute.’ But we told them already no and that’s our answer,” the dad explained.
“When they babysat for us once, they got one of my mom’s friends to do it, and we were f*cking pissed they went behind our backs. We stopped talking to them after that for disrespecting our decision.”
Don’t you worry dad, we would have been furious too!
Making A Big Fuss!
The father continues:
“Everyone was saying we were making a big deal and we can’t cut them out of their granddaughter’s life over something like that. So we decided they’re allowed to see Thalia only when one of us is around, and they won’t be left alone with her.
“That’s where everyone is still saying we’re being massive a-holes because we’re still punishing them over something that’s not a big deal and we’re treating them like children. Even my fiancées’ parents think that only letting them have supervised visits is too much and they should be allowed to babysit or have Thalia at their place alone like before.”
Did I Over-React?
The dad reached out to Reddit users asking whether their reaction was too harsh. Most of the responses were in support of the angry parents.
“Your parents behaved like children therefore they deserve to be treated as such. They broke your trust, went against your express wishes, and pretty much said, ‘We know better than you and what you think is irrelevant.’ I can’t get my head around why anyone would think you aren’t justified in your actions. (I hope you’ve taken the earrings out and have let the holes close over before they become permanent),” said one commenter.
“I wouldn’t be leaving my child with them ever again. My mum cut my daughter’s fringe and I lost it; this is another level altogether! What’s going to be next thing they decide they know better on? They’re lucky they’re even allowed to see her,” said another.
A few Reddit users suggested that what did was actually assault.
“This is actually assault. If you had reported this to the police it would have been assault on a minor and they would have been in serious trouble!”
We certainly don’t think Thalia’s parents are overreacting. We would be furious if our child’s grandparents had been so devious.
What do you think? Do you think the parent’s actions are justified? Has any of your family members don’t something similar to you before? Tell us in the comments below.