Most parents would move mountains to witness the birth of their child.
However, one new dad had that precious experience taken away from him after his half-sister started deleting notifications from his wife who was in labor.
The unnamed husband said that he had been driving his half-sister to meet her biological father for the first time in 19 years. She used his phone to give directions but what he did not know was that he had already received dozens of calls from his mother-in-law and wife.
For some reason, his half-sister switched his phone to ‘do not disturb’ mode and deleted notifications of missed calls.
The frustrated dad took to Reddit and wrote: “My wife was calling me because she’d gone into labor, then my mother-in-law was calling me too. My sister put my phone on do not disturb without me knowing and erased the notifications.
“I didn’t even realize it until after we were leaving from having lunch with him an hour and a half later that she’d been calling me. All my sister told me was I had a missed call, when in reality it was more like dozens.”
The father was so furious he couldn’t stop shouting at his half-sister on the way to the hospital.
His sister explained that he only kept the notifications quiet because she was very nervous about meeting her father.
“I really couldn’t believe it. By the time we got there, my daughter had already been born a half-hour,” the man continued.
“Don’t get me wrong I was so happy to know my daughter and wife were okay but I was also devastated to have missed the birth of my first child. I couldn’t look at my sister, all I told her was to get an Uber to take her home because I didn’t want her near me right now.”
Four weeks since the birth, the man is still mad at his sister and even banned her from visiting them to see their child.
“I keep hearing it from my family that I’m being completely unfair treating my sister like an outcast by not letting her in my home,” he added. “But I’m just still angry at her right now and don’t think I have it in me to be in her presence.”
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