Man Asks if He’s a Jerk for Wanting to Play Video Games When He Gets Home From Work Every Day

Everyone has different things they do to decompress after a long day of work.

Some people run, others do yoga, some drink beer, and the guy who wrote this post on Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page wants to play video games to unwind when he gets home.

But does that make him an a**hole?

Check out his story and see what you think.

AITA for wanting to play video games for 30 minutes to an hour every day when I get home from work?

“So I (37m) work as a service manager for a high volume dealer and am out of the house for 12 hours a day (leave at 6 am and don’t get home until 6pm) 5 days a week.

My wife (33f) gets upset when I get home and after eating dinner want to get a couple of rounds of COD in. My wife is a SAHM with our 18 month old and thinks it’s absolutely criminal that I want to get some decompress time at the end of the day.

My daughter is still in the mommy all the time phase so she prefers to spend more time with my wife than I. Usually when I get home I will eat dinner, do whatever honey-do’s she has for me, and then play for a little.

After I’m done I will join them and spend time with my family which usually is her watching a movie/show and I reading the same book to my daughter 10 times lol. My wife says that even when I’m chilling with them I spend too much time on my phone.

While we are all hanging out if my daughter is asking for my attention I will stop what I’m doing and do whatever she’s asking me to do. Whenever she wants to go back to mommy I will browse Twitter or Reddit since I usually have absolutely zero interest in what she is watching.

She accuses me of being absent/not present since I don’t focus all my free time on her and the baby. Also side note she is currently 20 weeks pregnant.


Here’s what folks had to say on Reddit.

This reader said he’s an a**hole and that he needs to remember that he’s still a dad 24 hours a day.

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Another Reddit user said this household sounds like it’s under a lot of stress.

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And this individual said this guy is an a**hole and he needs to step up and be a parent.

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