An upset mum says she won’t allow her teen daughter’s friend back into her house, until she apologises for making fun of her weight.
The 37-year-old mum-of-two says her 14-year-old daughter has finally made a friend after going through a period of being ‘socially awkward’.
“We’ve had her tested since we suspected her of being on the spectrum. Turns out she isn’t on the spectrum; she’s just a natural introvert,” the mum explained on reddit.
“However, this year in school we were thrilled when our daughter made a new friend her age since that is an area in which she struggles. Long story short she recently invited her new friend over (with our approval) to have dinner at our house and then spend the night.”
The woman and her 41-year-old husband were both excited about their daughter making a new friend, and decided to have their usual family dinner when she came over.
“My husband is usually the cook in the family and this night was no exception; he made us all a really nice meal. During the course of said meal I asked my daughter’s friend; ‘Are you enjoying the food?’ She responded ‘Yes! (Your husband) is a great cook! No wonder you’ve ended up a bigger woman.’
“The room got quiet for several moments. My husband tried to laugh it off and change the subject but I wasn’t having it. The girl had just levelled a completely uncalled-for insult at me. My daughter’s friend seemed to realise that she’d messed up but she didn’t say anything else. We finished an awkward dinner in mostly silence and my daughter’s friend did stay the night.”
A couple of months have gone past, and her daughter has once again asked if this same friend can come over again. But the mum isn’t ready to let go of what happened, saying her friend can only come over, if she apologises for what she said.
“When our daughter asked what I meant I reminded her of what her friend had said. My daughter responded that it was over and she didn’t want to bring it up again.”
“She then went to her father and asked. He said ‘sure’ but she then told him what I’d said. He came to me and said: ‘[Daughter’s friend] just felt awkward and tried to make a joke. It didn’t land. For the sake of our daughter can’t you just let it go?’
“Yes, I could, but the thing is that I just want an apology from the girl. I need to see that she understands how rude she was before I can get on board with her and my daughter hanging out.
“My husband says that I am being weird for insisting on an apology from a 14 year-old, especially since that girl is such a good friend of our daughter. I think it’s weird that I’m still waiting for an apology from that same girl. Seriously. That’s all I need. I just need to know that any friend of my daughter is willing to own up to her screw ups.”
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