The internet is backing mom for ‘downplaying’ daughter’s success to talk about her son


The internet has sided with a mother who ‘played down’ her daughter’s success to talk about her son in a new viral post.

Posted on Reddit’s “AmITheA**hole” forum, a woman using the name u/pizza_pasta22 shared her story. The post has 5,000 upvotes and 500 comments.

The Reddit user is a mother to 17-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. They will soon be graduating from high school and already have plans. The woman shared her enthusiasm for her children and how proud she was of them. His daughter plans to attend an Ivy League school while playing football, and his son will join the Air Force.

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Although a college degree isn’t a requirement to thrive in his career, u/pizza_pasta22 explained that his family believes in attending college to lead a successful life.

“So they were very happy to hear that my daughter was going to an Ivy League school, but they have no say in my son going to the Air Force. I can say that his mother makes him feel bad. Even my daughter doesn’t. I don’t want her brother to be seen as less successful,” she wrote.

The internet has backed a woman who ‘downplayed’ her daughter’s accomplishments to talk about her son in a new viral post on Reddit.
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On Easter, when Redditor’s mother raised her daughter again, she reminded her mother that she also had a grandson who would join the Air Force and how she believed he would succeed no matter what. he decided to do. She also mentioned how they should show respect as he will serve the country.

She continued, “Everyone started getting mad and saying it wasn’t right to belittle my daughter’s accomplishments. My daughter even tried to chime in saying she’s proud of what she’s done. say his brothers. But they did not listen.”

Editors were quick to support u/pizza_pasta22.

“[Not the A**hole] – talking about your son’s incredible accomplishments doesn’t minimize your daughter’s accomplishments,” u/erikarew received top comment with over 10,000 upvotes.

They continued: “Maybe try killing them with kindness – every time someone starts talking about your daughter’s ivy league, OUT springs at them and says ‘I KNOW, I can’t believe I’ hit the jackpot as a child – a daughter starting college, a son going into the military – I’m the luckiest mother in the world!”

U/CaptainMalForever commented: “[Not the A**hole]. Your title is wrong. You’re not downplaying your daughter’s accomplishments at all. You are proud of your two children. Your family ignores your son is brutal and stupid.”

“[Not the A**hole] – Emphasizing that your son has plans and that he will also succeed is not minimizing anything, it’s just ELIFATING your son,” u/Alive-Reaction-7266 wrote.

Newsweek contacted u/pizza_pasta22 for comment.


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