A concerned dad drummed up support on Reddit after he bought his daughter a locked storage bin to keep her snacks safe. The rest of the family couldn’t keep their hands off her vittles! Here is the whole story.
His Daughter Is Fascinated With Other Cultures
OP is a 53-year-old man who is married and has a 17-year-old daughter. The girl is interested in exploring other cultures, focusing on foreign foods.
One of the daughter’s favorite things is researching snack foods from other countries and ordering them online. OP says she loves to study the packages to learn new words and expand her vocabulary.
Once she gets a delivery, OP’s daughter will nibble on the snacks and enjoy the packaging. Then she’ll put what’s left in the family pantry.
The problem is that OP’s wife often has her sister’s family over to their house. And when they’re there, the nephews always raid the pantry for whatever they can find.
And She Buys Snacks To Learn New Languages and Try the Food
Not surprisingly, the goodies that OP’s daughter orders are like magnets for the boys. Not only are they snack foods, but their unusual packaging really catches the attention.
OP’s daughter has repeatedly asked her cousins not to eat her special treats, but they completely ignored her.
And OP’s wife wouldn’t step in to stop the boys from raiding her daughter’s food. She said they’re fair game since the girl keeps them in the pantry.
Fed up with losing her treats all the time, OP’s daughter moved all of them into her room. But even then, her cousins would go in when she wasn’t around and eat her food.
He Bought Her a Container With Locks!
OP finally got tired of watching his daughter spend her money on special treats only to have his wife’s family steal them. So he took matters into his own hands.
OP went to a local hardware store and bought a big storage bin with locks. Then he bought extra locks and attached them to the bin.
When OP presented the bin to his daughter, she was so happy that she started crying. She couldn’t have afforded to buy it on her own, and now she had a way to protect her special goodies.
Well, the next time OP’s wife had her sister and her family over, the nephews tried again to get to his daughter’s snacks. It didn’t take them long to realize they had finally been locked out of the goodies.
His Wife Is Mad at Him for Encouraging His Daughter to Hoard Food
The boys ran to their mother to complain, and she told OP’s wife what happened.
Now, OP’s wife is mad at him for encouraging his daughter to hoard food instead of sharing. She also said the girl will get fat from eating all that junk food herself.
But OP says their daughter is very fit and participates in several sports. She is in no danger of getting fat at this stage.
And all that is beside the point, anyway, OP says. What really matters is that his daughter’s privacy and property were being violated, and he put a stop to it.
His Wife Is a Control Freak!
But OP’s wife said he should have consulted her first about buying the bin, and she wants it gone.
Despite his wife’s protest, OP has no intention of taking the storage bin away from his daughter.
Redditors overwhelmingly support OP and his daughter. Many of them think his wife is super controlling of both him and the girl.
Others think OP’s wife should buy the same snacks for her nephew if she wants them to have them that bad.
And a few even suggest OP should put a deadbolt on his daughter’s bedroom door so that the nephews can no longer go in there uninvited.
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