An angry father has banned his parents from babysitting his daughter after they ‘permanently damaged’ her body.
He took to Reddit and explained that he and his girlfriend have a 9-month-old daughter and their families were very supportive.
But he later discovered that his parents pierced his daughter’s ears without their consent.
“Basically we decided it was gonna be up to Thalia when she older if she wants to get her ears pierced,” he wrote.
“I was never into the idea of it being done as a baby when they can’t consent, my fiancée’s parents pierced her ears when she was a baby and she always hated wearing earrings. Still doesn’t wear any.
“When they babysat for us once they got one of my mom’s friends to do it and we were f***ing pissed they went behind our backs.
“We stopped talking to them after that for disrespecting our decision.”
He continued: “Everyone was saying we were making a big deal and we can’t cut them out of their granddaughter’s life over something like that.”
The couple decided to let the grandparents see their child only when they were also around.
“That’s where everyone is still saying we’re being massive a**holes because we’re still punishing them over something that’s not a big deal and we’re treating them like children,” he said.
“Even my fiancée’s parents think that only letting them have supervised visits is too much and they should be allowed to babysit or have Thalia at their place alone like before.”
The father asked people online whether they were being unreasonable for not wanting to leave their daughter alone with her grandparents.
One person commented: “They permanently damaged their granddaughter’s ears to put jewellery in, which can cause an infection and possibly kill the child if it was not done with sterile gear, which is not confirmed because it was just one of their friends and possibly not a professional.”
Another wrote: “I wouldn’t be leaving my child with them ever again. My mum cut my daughters fringe and I lost it; this is another level altogether.”
A third added: “Yeah. It’s not about the ear piercing. It’s about the blatant disregard for the parents’ wishes. You can’t trust people who not only will do things you don’t want them to do, but also refuse to apologize for what they did, dismissing it.”
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section and SHARE this story with your friends and family!