Her daughter's friend arrived for dinner and made a comment about her husband being a great cook.
Parents go through a slew of vivid experiences while raising their children, and the adolescent years appear to be particularly perilous. There are times when parents dislike their children's friends because they believe they are a bad influence on them, but children may disagree. On Reddit, a mother came up with a similar story and asked if was wrong for asking her daughter's friends to leave.
The Reddit author started by writing "I have two kids with my - a 14-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son." She further mentioned that her daughter has always been socially awkward and because of that reason they got her tested many times as well. Claiming that her daughter is an introvert she said "Turns out she isn't on the spectrum; she's just a natural introvert."
The user wrote her daughter made new friends in the school which was a good thing as that area has always been difficult for her. Describing the story ahead she wrote, "Long story short she recently invited her new friend over (with our approval) to have dinner at our house and then spend the night."
Finally, a friend of the author's daughter arrived for dinner. She mentioned that her husband cooks great food and that he is always the one cooking, so he was the one cooking that night. The author wrote "My husband is usually the cook in the family and this night was no exception; he made us all a really nice meal. Further, she added "During the course of the said meal I asked my daughter's friend; "Are you enjoying the food?" She responded "Yes! [Your husband] is a great cook! No wonder you've ended up a bigger woman."
The author found that statement inappropriate and everyone at the table was a bit flabbergasted which led to a discreet silence. The author wrote "My husband tried to laugh it off and change the subject but I wasn't having it. The girl had just leveled a completely uncalled-for insult at me." She explained that her daughter's friend figured that she had messed up and they ended the dinner with an awkward silence.
Reddit user also mentioned that this was a few months ago and now her daughter wants to invite the same friend to the house. The author said "Sure; if she's going to apologize to me. When our daughter asked what I meant I reminded her of what she'd said. My daughter responded that it was over and she didn't want to bring it up again." Later the author's daughter went to her husband and he told the author "For the sake of our daughter can't you just let it go?"
The author mentioned why the apology mattered so much to her she wrote "I think it's weird that I'm still waiting for an apology from that same girl. Seriously. That's all I need. I just need to know that any friend of my daughter is willing to own up to her screw-ups."