Parenting is an extraordinary journey that often surprises us with its joys, challenges, and endless opportunities for growth. Each parent approaches this adventure with their unique set of beliefs, values, and experiences, shaping their individual parenting style.
While these styles are a reflection of our diverse backgrounds and personalities, they can occasionally clash when our children come together to play. It is during these moments that we are reminded of the richness that lies within the tapestry of parenting, and the importance of understanding and embracing different approaches.
Recently, a Tiktok went viral where a mother shared a story about her daughter being denied cake at a park birthday party.
Tiktoker @katstickler explained, “MK’s playing with them for like, what, half an hour? They’re making friends. It was nice, it was actually very cute,” she said. “Time to sing ‘Happy Birthday.’ MK goes over—she’s one of the group right now, alright? They’re welcoming her with open arms, or so I thought.”
“The mother takes the plate away from MK and gets down to her level, says, ‘You cannot eat this cake, okay? This is not your birthday party. These are not your friends. Where’s your mother?’”
“Am I entitled, or was this messed up?”
Here’s the Tiktok:
No cake for me thanks, I’m full…of rage👹
Here’s what folks on her Tiktok had to say in the comments:
As with most viral posts, it eventually made it over to Twitter where other people weighed in.
This mom let her daughter join a stranger’s birthday party and was offended when they wouldn’t let her eat cake.
— K-Pop Sucks and Fuck Rick Chow (@LaCienegaBlvdss) June 2, 2023