New Mother Calls Her Friend Out For Fawning Over A Puppy Instead of Her Baby

by Chelsi

No one can deny that babies are adorable, right? They're this tiny version of humans who can't support their apple-cheeked faces and they're occasional babbling is not bad either.

Now that we've established that babies are indeed adorable, there's another thing that's also true about babies. Not everyone wants one.

Don't get me wrong, having a baby is a good thing if that's what you want but it's only fair to admit that it won't make you any less of a person if you prefer not to have a child of your own.

One Reddit user found herself being judged for not being a baby lover by her close friends who recently just had a child of their own. Her friends knew of this fact even before they had any children.

To OP's (original poster) credit, she wasn't really pushy about her preference, not even when her pregnant friend kept joking that theirs is the only baby OP will love.

It didn't sit right with OP but she's clear about how she feels about children; she doesn't hate them but she's not that excited about them. When her friend gave birth, OP was there to help them out whenever needed.

She and the baby have bonded and she even plays and acts cheerfully around the baby. What more can you ask for, right? Well, these new parents wanted more from OP apparently and it all became obvious when they went for a walk.

OP, some other friends and the new parents are all walking when they came across another person who was lugging a big stroller. OP made way for the stroller until she noticed that there was no baby inside.

In the stroller was the most adorable puppy OP has seen. In her excitement, she let out an exclamation which the couple noticed.

OP asked if she could play with the puppy and the owner said yes. OP was elated and she was still walking on cloud nine when they got back to the couple's house.

Hours later, she received a long message from the new parents about the puppy incident. They said they were offended that she seemed to care more for a puppy on the street than their own child.

Further, they said that OP has never sounded that excited or happy to see their baby. OP admits that the new parents are not wrong for saying that OP is more happy to see a dog than their baby and now she wants to know if she acted like a j*rk for "shoving" her preferences in their faces.

OP, some other friends and the new parents are all walking when they came across another person who was lugging a big stroller. OP made way for the stroller until she noticed that there was no baby inside.
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What do you think? Was OP wrong? You can read the entire post below:

What do you think? Was OP wrong? You can read the entire post below:
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In the comments, people seem to agree that OP was respectful of the new parents.

In the comments, people seem to agree that OP was respectful of the new parents.
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OP was more than civil to the baby as this person narrates.

OP was more than civil to the baby as this person narrates.
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Unless you live in Japan (or in LA), dogs in strollers are not a usual sight!

Unless you live in Japan (or in LA), dogs in strollers are not a usual sight!

Another redditor thinks that the new parents are lucky that OP is still in their lives and that they're reading too much about the incident.

Another redditor thinks that the new parents are lucky that OP is still in their lives and that they're reading too much about the incident.
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It's not the OP's baby, it's unreasonable to expect others to dote over a child that's not theirs.

It's not the OP's baby, it's unreasonable to expect others to dote over a child that's not theirs.

OP should be thanked for helping them out.

OP should be thanked for helping them out.
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This person right here asks the important questions.

This person right here asks the important questions.

A protege we should look out for.

A protege we should look out for.
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Another commenter suggests that it was actually the parents who were rude to OP, not the other way around.

Another commenter suggests that it was actually the parents who were rude to OP, not the other way around.

OP should re-evaluate her priorities and her choice of friends.

OP should re-evaluate her priorities and her choice of friends.
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THIS

THIS

You do you, OP.

You do you, OP.

Reddit unanimously agrees that OP was not the a**hole in this situation. In fact, people think that the parents treated OP awfully for not loving their child as much as they expected.

They knew beforehand that OP doesn't think much about children but she was such a good friend that she made extra effort to help them out with their newborn voluntarily.

I don't know about you, but that to me is a good friend and great person to be around your child. What do you think? Did the parents raise valid concerns or did they over react?

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