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Sometimes, all parents can do is throw their hands up and give in to their kids when they’re being unreasonable and hysterical.

So are they wrong for doing that from time to time?

This dad certainly didn’t think he was doing anything too egregious!

Check out his story below and see what you think.

AITA for sending my daughter to school in her pyjamas?

“My 7 year old daughter (Elsie) has recently started to make mornings more difficult by throwing a fit when we ask her to get dressed for school.

This isn’t going well…

We’ve tried setting her clothes out the night before but she still makes an issue out of it, and she doesn’t want to sleep in her clothes so that’s not an option either. my wife leaves for work before me, so I’m normally the one who has to deal with the tantrums in the morning.

I woke Elsie up, and as always, she refused to get dressed. I wasn’t really in the mood to deal with her bs and I didn’t have the energy to fight with her about it, so I told her that it was okay and I’ll just take her to school in her pyjamas.


She looked pretty shocked because I don’t think it was the outcome she was expecting, but the rest of the morning went a lot smoother than normal.

We got in the car and she was more quiet than usual, so I could tell she wasn’t really sure what to think of it. But after a while of driving, I guess the realization set in, and she told me she wanted to go home and change.

No way!

I told her she had already made her decision and I wasn’t driving her back home now. She started freaking out saying she wanted me to drive back home and she didn’t want to go to school in her pyjamas. But I wasn’t turning the car around, so we arrived at school and she eventually went in.

After my wife came home from collecting her from school, she looked ****** off. She didn’t say anything in front of Elsie, but later in the evening, as expected, she went off on me.

Uh oh…

She started saying that I had embarrassed her and made us look like bad parents who can’t be bothered to dress our daughter. I told her that I’m sure Elsie isn’t the first child to go to school in pyjamas, and it’s not the end of the world.

And she wears normal clothes every other day, so one day in pyjamas isn’t going to make everyone think we’re bad parents. She told me she thought it was a cruel thing to do to Elsie, but in my opinion it was harmless and taught her a lesson.”

Here’s how people reacted on Reddit.

This person said he’s NTA.

Another reader said they see this all the time…

This individual said he’s NTA and he did the right thing.

One reader is going through it with their tween daughter.

What do you think about this story?

Inquiring minds want to know!