This mom made her boyfriend’s 10-year-old daughter cry after she bullied her 7-year-old son. She thinks it’s justified, but her boyfriend believes otherwise!
Introducing the Kids
OP (Original Poster) and her boyfriend decided to introduce their children after being in a relationship for over a year. She has a 7-year-old son, and he has a 10-year-old daughter.
Let the Bullying Commence
Their kids have known each other for three months when this story was posted, and for the past month or so, whenever OP’s boyfriend’s kid is near her son, she always makes comments about her son being “gay.”
It all began when OP’s son agreed to play Barbie with the little girl and to paint his nails. Then, it became a huge joke, with her putting makeup on him, dressing him in girls’ clothes, and calling him “gay.”
She’s Being Sneaky
OP and her boyfriend had repeatedly asked her to stop doing so, as it was highly inappropriate. However, no matter how many times they would do so, whenever they were out of earshot, she’d call OP’s son “gay” over and over again.
None of their attempts at curbing her behavior ever worked.
Enough, or Else!
The young girl’s ignorant comments made her son uncomfortable, and soon, OP got fed up with her antics. She talked to her boyfriend around two weeks before this story was posted and told him that if he “didn’t nip it in the bud now,” she wouldn’t be allowed near her son anymore, especially since her comments were “starting to set him off.”
An Innocent Crush
For example, one time, when OP’s son told her boyfriend about her crush at school, Ivy, she started laughing at him. She mocked him and made him feel bad about what he had just shared.
It’s Not Funny
The 10-year-old laughed and said, “No, you don’t. You’re gay, so you don’t like girls.” This “p*****” off her son tremendously and caused him to start screaming.
OP wrote, “She’s always laughing when she makes the comments, so she truly thinks she’s being funny when she isn’t.”
OP immediately talked to her boyfriend about it, and he was “p*****” when he learned his daughter was still making these despicable comments. So, in the end, they decided to have another serious conversation with his daughter “for the hundredth time.”
In One Ear, Out the Other
They sat her down and told her again that she wouldn’t be allowed near the young boy if she didn’t stop.
But just like the previous times that they did, the 10-year-old girl just sat there, looking uninterested. When asked if she understood what they said, she just irritatedly responded with an exasperated, “Yup.”
Unsurprisingly, when both their kids were playing Fortnite, OP heard the girl call her son “gay” again. OP noted it was “something about the emote his character was doing.”
She’s Had Enough!
After hearing her boyfriend’s daughter’s comments, OP immediately went inside the room and told her to “get away” from her son. She then said she was no longer allowed around him.
She started apologizing, but OP wouldn’t have it.
Get Her Out of Here!
OP called the girl’s father, who was at the store when the incident happened. She said, “Come get her; she’s not allowed around him anymore,” and then hung up on him right after.
When he got home, his daughter was still crying, saying she was sorry.
It’s Time She Learned
Her boyfriend said they should give his daughter another chance, but OP refused. Her boyfriend told her she was being too harsh to a 10-year-old, but OP believed that if they gave in to his daughter, the kid would learn nothing.
Redditors Speak Their Minds
Redditors agree that not letting the 10-year-old hang around OP’s son is for the best, knowing that something like this would worsen over time.
“Not the a**hole. She could end up giving your wee son a complex about himself. Repeated talks and warnings, no, sorry, she would not be around my son again. And apart from that, even if he did like boys, still no need to name-call. Nope, totally on your side here, OP. You let her away with it again, and it will not stop. She will just think you will keep giving her one more chance,” a commenter said.
Another Redditor said, “In 2009, an 11-year-old boy in Massachusetts hung himself after being repeatedly bullied by classmates calling him ‘gay.’ Some children may know their s******** by that age, but not all. The boyfriend may not realize how detrimental this could end up being. It needs to stop.”
He Needs to Act on This!
People also believe that OP’s boyfriend, the girl’s father, is responsible for how she acted and should do the right thing as a parent.
“Not the a**hole. She is clearly harming your son and is not being taught to respect boundaries. You have an obligation to protect your child, and her father has an obligation to teach his daughter not to do this. The failure isn’t so much on the girl but rather on your boyfriend. He is the one who needs to resolve this issue. Therefore, you need to hold him accountable,” a user commented.
Was OP being harsh to the 10-year-old girl? Do you think she should stick to her decision?
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This post first appeared as Her Boyfriend’s 10-Year-Old Daughter Kept Bullying Her 7-Year-Old Son by Calling Him “Gay.” She’s Had Enough, so She Forbade Her From Going Near Him! Was She Being Too Harsh? on Quote Ambition.