Man Asks if He’s a Jerk for Not Going to His Sister’s Child-Free Wedding

I personally have no problem at all with child-free weddings.

But I don’t have kids!

And I can appreciate how people who do have little ones would be a bit annoyed by this restriction.

Now it’s time to take a look at a story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page from a guy who wants to know if he was wrong for not going to his sister’s child-free wedding?

Let’s take a look.

AITA for not going to my sister’s childfree wedding?

“I don’t want to ruin our relationship by doing this, and I don’t want her to be upset over it, but I also don’t think I’m being such TA.

My (30sM) sister (30sF) is having her wedding at the tail-end of October, and she has decided, understandably, that she doesn’t want any children to be at the wedding, which is perfectly fine.

This, however, means that I won’t be attending.

I have three young children, 7M, 5F, 3M. As you can imagine, it’s hard to find a babysitter for them on a normal day, and even if I only went to the reception, it’d be hard to find someone to watch them for such a long time.

Plus, I don’t want to leave the kids. I would have to buy a tux and drive over three hours to get to the venue, and it just isn’t worth it. As you can imagine considering that I’m posting here, my sister is angry because of it.

She thinks I’m being selfish and just using the kids as an excuse not to go, we did get into a big fight about it and we’re both angry about it now.”

Now let’s see how Reddit users responded to this story.

This person said the guy who wrote the post was definitely not the a**hole in this situation.

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Another reader said that maybe the sister should have come up with an option for babysitters…not a bad idea…

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This individual said that the guy isn’t a jerk for not attending the wedding, but they said his additional comments made it seem like he wasn’t really interested in going to the wedding to begin with…

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Finally, this person said that the man’s sister can’t get upset when people decide not to attend her wedding because of her rules.

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