She Canceled Her Birthday Party After Her Parents Cut Her Spoiled Sister a Slice From Her Custom-Made Cake. But Her Friends Say She “Overreacted” and Should’ve Just “Grit Her Teeth”

This user wanted to enjoy her birthday and worked hard to finance everything all by herself. When her younger sister secretly ate a slice of her custom-made cake the night before, she canceled the party!

Playing Favorites

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OP’s (Original Poster) younger sibling is an 11-year-old girl whom her parents view as the “miracle golden child.”

Her sister can do no wrong and always gets “what she wants whenever she wants.”

Bending Over Backward

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OP’s parents almost solely concern themselves with trying to please her sister and ensure she’s happy. On the flip side, OP is mostly neglected by them.

Extravagant Birthdays

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Her parents always make a “big effort” on her sister’s birthday. They do everything in their power to do everything that her sister requests.

Yet, when OP’s own birthday rolls around, her parents can’t seem ever to remember hers. They’re also always conveniently “broke.”

Becoming Independent

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OP wanted to enjoy her upcoming birthday as best as possible this year. Her party might not be as great as her little sister’s, but it’d still be better than being forgotten.

So, OP took on odds-and-ends jobs like babysitting and mowing lawns to make her dream come true.

Meticulous Plans

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OP carefully planned for weeks and invited all of her friends. The party was scheduled to be the day after her actual birthday.

She bought the food, snacks, and drinks herself. She even paid for a custom-made cake and was excited to show it off to her friends after picking it up—it was perfect.

The Culprit

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However, the night before OP’s party, she noticed something amiss. OP opened the fridge and saw a slice missing from her cake!

Time to Interrogate

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OP confronted her dad about the missing slice. In reply, he shrugged and “nonchalantly” said that her little sister had started crying for a piece, so they had given in to her demands.

Her dad added that her friends “wouldn’t notice” that a slice was missing.

Akin to Stealing

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At this, OP lost her temper. She yelled at her dad, demanding to know why he’d do something like that when the cake wasn’t even bought with his money.

Too Impatient for Her Own Good

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Aside from that, OP said that her sister could have—and should have—just waited until her party to get a slice. It was, after all, happening the next day!

OP was so full of it and believed that her parents needed to stop catering to her sister’s every whim.

Playing a Part

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OP’s father exploded in turn. He went on a tirade about how OP thought she was an “adult” because of her “stupid party.”

She felt like her dad said these things because she had paid for everything herself and hadn’t asked for a single thing from them.

Down in the Dumps

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After all this, OP no longer felt like holding her birthday party at their home. Since changing venues at the last minute was impossible because OP didn’t have the means to, she decided to call the entire thing off.

This was when depression and hurt feelings set in.

Knife in the Back

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Sadly, as if everything else hadn’t been enough, one of OP’s friends told her she had “overreacted” by calling the birthday party off. She told OP that she should have “grit her teeth” and gone through with holding the party at home instead of canceling it just hours before.

Redditors’ Two Cents

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Even with OP’s friends’ comments, Redditors agreed that OP hadn’t overreacted. It was her birthday, and she had a right to expect her cake to remain intact.

One user said, “Not the a**hole. But next year, see if you can have your party at someone else’s house. Don’t invite your family. Next time something like this happens, just show the cake how it is. Let people ask and let your parents answer.”

“Honestly, hosting the party as is, and showing the cake as is, and explaining to everyone only reflects badly on your parents. You could have even acted surprised in front of everyone. There are going to be many more conflicts like this. Showing your parents’ behavior to as many people as possible is going to make your life easier. Not the a**hole. Good luck,” someone else said.

A Bad Egg

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Other Redditors highlighted the similarities between OP’s sister and an infamous character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

“I’m gonna celebrate you! You did a fantastic job making your wishes come true. Anyone would have been delighted to have seen your efforts. Next year, you take care of yourself and let your friends lavish you with the love and gratitude that you’ve missed out on. Your dad and mum have created a monster in your sister. At 11, she totally knew she was being a petulant child. Veruca Salt vibes,” said one user.

Another replied, quoting some lyrics from the movie, “Who do you blame when your kid is a brat—pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat? Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame. You know exactly who’s to blame: the mother and the father!”

What are your thoughts on the situation? Did OP overreact, or were her sister and parents in the wrong?

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