A woman has sparked a debate after she revealed that she did not buy easter eggs for her two stepchildren even though she bought one for her son.
After her husband got mad at her, the woman took to Mumsnet for advice about the situation and explained that her husband did not buy any eggs for his children.
“My stepdaughter (10yo) and stepson (8yo) are being dropped off here later by my husband’s ex,” she wrote.
“The whole visit was arranged with short notice, and only briefly rushed past me, as husband knows I have been busy preparing Easter for our 3yo son,” the mother continued.
After their son had opened his Easter eggs, he husband asked where the eggs for his two other children so he could arrange them for later.
“I told him I had not bought any, and when he got indignant I said it’s as simple as they’re not my children, they’re his, it’s not my fault he’s waited until Easter day when no shops are open. Not my responsibility, but as per usual, I’ve been cast as the wicked stepmother – Happy Easter, hey?”
The woman’s post has received thousands of replies from other parents, with one person writing: “I would have bought them for all the kids in our family if I were the one buying them.”
Another wrote: “I’m assuming you are expected to do lots of ‘wife work’. You’re not being unreasonable.”
A third said: “I don’t think you should have bought eggs for your stepchildren, but I would have. If you were already buying eggs for one of the children in the family, it seems a bit petty/exclusionary to not buy the other children in the family eggs too.”
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