Internet defends disgraceful aunt accused of ‘denying’ her nephew’s ‘rainbow juice’

Members of a popular online forum were baffled after a poster recounted how a shortage of sugary drinks sparked a multi-front war of words with their extended family.

in viral form reddit The post posted on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/puddlespudled (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said their families refuse to keep sugary drinks in their home – opting instead for water, tea and coffee – and that this is a major point of contention With opposite-minded relatives.

entitled “[Am I the a**hole] For not having any kid-friendly drinks in my house,” Mail It garnered nearly 6,500 votes and 1,400 comments in the past day.

The original poster explained that they only serve the two-year-old’s sugary drinks on special occasions, and said her sister-in-law started her three kids on juice and soda before they could eat solid food. The original poster also stated that when you visit their extended family, their conflicting lifestyles are on full display.

I wrote O.B. “We always give them water, milk or decaffeinated tea – they refuse to drink it.”

“It came to a head last week when she fell unexpectedly. Her kids tore my living room into the fridge and her 11-year-old threw himself on the floor and started screaming ‘You promised you got rainbow juice for me!'” I continued.

After her sister-in-law was asked why she promised her children sugary drinks, the original poster said they were asked to go out and get some to stop the crying. At this point, the original poster said they had had enough, and unleashed anger on their sister-in-law.

“I said… It’s not my fault that you got your kids addicted to sugar. It’s not my fault that your 11-year-old still has tantrums because you refuse to be a parent,” O.B. wrote. “In the future, if you want your kids to drink liquid sugar at my house, bring it yourself.”

“I am tired of you using your children to manipulate me and the rest of our family. Now Getting f**k out of my houseOP continued. You looked at me like you did [six] Chiefs, grabbed her, and pulled her kids out, kicking and screaming about rainbow juice. “

Sugary drinks, including many juices, sodas, and sports drinks, can be harmful to adults and children alike.

Sugary drinks, which are loaded with artificial ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup, are often linked to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, other organ diseases, poor dental health and other major health issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Center for Disease Control).

Five years ago, CDC data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) revealed that in the United States, nearly 50 percent of all adults consume it. At least one sugary drink a day.

Not surprisingly, however, the NCHS also reported that young adults are the nation’s largest consumers of sugary drinks, with 63 percent of children drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day, and another 30 percent drinking two or more.

Despite the popular notion that children and sweets go hand in hand, the consideration of excessive consumption of sugary drinks for young children can be dangerous and fails to explain the severity of the problem.

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Members of the r/AmITheA**hole forum on Reddit were quick to defend a poster who said their nephew had a meltdown after being “deprived” of a sugary drink.
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In the case of the viral Reddit post, Redditors in response to the original poster acknowledged the dangers of artificial sweeteners, while forcefully calling out the original poster’s sister-in-law. Expect a family member To keep their house stocked with specialty drinks to satisfy her sugar-hungry kids.

“[Not the a**hole]Redditor u/DarmokTheNinja wrote in a comment that has liked more than 6000 times. Ignore the juice and sugar details and you still have kids clamoring for things from your fridge and throwing tantrums when you don’t.

They added, “This does not reflect good parenting, and such fathers deserve to be told as such.”

Redditor u/DaisiesPetals, whose top comment got more than 10,000 votes, provided a simple response.

They wrote: “Water is child-friendly.” “You are 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,” said Redditor u/joanclaytonesq. “It’s rude to show up at someone’s house with your kids and expect them to be hosted.”

NEWSWEEK I reached out to u/puddlespuddled for comment.