A woman became upset when her friend, whom she had invited to her place, started changing her baby’s diaper right in front of her on her living room floor.
The woman was so shocked that she couldn’t say a single word to her friend, who didn’t even bother asking if she could wipe her baby’s butt on her living room floor.
However, later she took to netmums’ Am I being Unreasonable platform and vent out her frustration.
She explained that she doesn’t have children but was mad at her friend for not asking her permission before changing her baby’s diaper at her place.
“Mid-pleasant catch-up it’s apparent 19-month-old needs nappy changing and it’s definitely solids,” the woman recalled. “Friend proceeds not to break conversation but whip out a very small changing mat and some wipes, etc., lay it all on the carpet, and introduce fresh fecal matter into my front room.”
“I get that you are probably completely immune to your own child’s effluence, but to expect others to find it as delightful seems unreasonable,” she added.
The woman titled her post with a simple question, “Am I Being Unreasonable,” and asked other people for their opinion.
In the comment section, people were divided in their opinion – while some believed that her friend should have politely asked her if she could change her baby’s diaper in front of her, others opined that it was just natural and the woman was making a big deal out of nothing.
“Why should anyone have to smell your kids poop? I don’t even like my own kids poop smell, hence why we clean it asap. Plus i would not put poo filled nappy in their bin in the house id put it in outside bin. But most of my friends insisted to put in house bin,” one wrote.
“No you’re not, it was your house and your living room, she should have politely asked you,” a second said.
“Nah, she should have asked you,” a third said.
However, many other mothers commented that it was not something to be this upset about and the woman was being unreasonable.
“It’s just natural, why are you so frustrated over nothing?” someone asked.
“Ok I’m the rude friend that just changes my baby’s bum am I being unreasonable? I never thought about it been ‘offensive’ to anyone, I mean would you want to sit in your own s**t for longer than necessary?” another said.
“I’ve been that friend,” one mother shared a similar experience.
“Almost all my mates have little ones by now and we all just change wherever we are, no drama. However, I went to a pals house who didn’t and started to change my baby on the floor in the living room without even stopping the conversation. Didn’t even think about what I was doing it was just automatic. She didn’t say anything to me at the time but I overheard her telling her bf how disgusting it was later. And I realized yeah fair enough actually if that’s not your life! So now I always ask, but it took me overhearing that to actually think about it.”
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