YOUNG children usually love their birthdays.
It’s a time to celebrate with friends and enjoy their favorite treats.
One mother said she thought she was throwing a great party for her son by getting him his dream cake, but her sister had a fit over the choice.
Posting on Reddit, the woman began, “My son just turned seven. He wanted peanut butter cake, so I got him the peanut butter cake.”
However, her eight-year-old nephew is severely allergic to peanuts, so she decided to get him (and any other kids who wanted) a small, generic vanilla cake as a side.
“The peanut cake was decorated and had candles. It was the cake the kids saw and the one in the pictures.
“The vanilla cake was small and garden variety. It was in the kitchen and I cut it up there and got pieces out for the kids who wanted it (about 5 out of 20 kids).”
She said the party was mostly made up of family – cousins, aunts, uncles – and some friends.
“When my sister saw the peanut cake she freaked out and yelled at me and said if her son touched the cake he could die.
“I told her that I told the kids it was peanut cake and that I have a vanilla cake for my nephew in the kitchen.
“She freaked out and her husband brought her inside to calm her down.”
When the sister came out again, the children were already eating their cakes.
“She asked me, ‘So you’re okay with my son dying so yours can have cake?’
“I told her it was absurd and I wouldn’t do it at a children’s party.
“After the party she said I was a reckless asshole for not considering her child. If he accidentally had just a little bit of cake, he could die.”
Though the woman hoped she hadn’t done anything wrong, Reddit users mainly defended the sister:
“I know people like that Odor Peanut and start reacting. Once a friend touched something being touched by someone touching a peanut and he reacted. Allergies are no joke and this should have been mentioned first so a solution could be found,” one person wrote.
“I would be so angry. If my child had a peanut allergy and there was a peanut cake at a 7 year old’s birthday party, my child would not attend. I would respect the host’s right to serve what they wish to serve, but I expect them to understand why my child doesn’t have to risk their life to be there,” added another.
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