May 31, 2024 at 1:36 am

Teenager’s Family Wouldn’t Stop Complaining About His Cooking, So He Told Them He Won’t Make Meals For Them Anymore

by Matthew Gilligan

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Call me crazy…but this kid’s family sounds HORRIBLE.

So I’m on his side!

But you need to read his story for yourself to see what you think about what’s going on in his house.

Get all the details below and see what you think.

AITA for refusing to cook for my family despite cooking for myself and saying they deserve to go hungry?

“So I (16M) still live with my family, obviously. I have chores just like my siblings.

But something I do for fun and because I love and have a passion for it is cooking. I started cooking for myself 3 years ago.

I had cooked before but nothing like the last three years. I enjoy making my own breakfast and dinner and even lunch if I have no school.

There was a new house rule.

My parents saw I was cooking more and they added that to my list of chores because mom said they didn’t want to waste food and dad said it was rude to cook for only one person.

And I didn’t mind cooking for everyone. But they were so ungrateful. My siblings and parents alike.

You can guess how this went…

Complaints I got were: Too spicy, wanted potatoes instead of rice, wanted rice instead of noodles, wanted beef instead of chicken, wanted something plain instead of spicy, wanted no veggies, wanted a more veggie focused meal, wanted lasagna instead of pasta bake, didn’t want soup, didn’t like the flavor of soup, didn’t want something sweet, wanted something sweet, changed mind and wanted meat well done, wanted more kinds of potatoes and the list goes on.

None of this was constructive either. It was whining and complaining and I did start out asking what I should do but everyone wanted something different and I’m still in school!

I can’t spend 6 hours cooking dinner on a school night so my siblings can have pizza, fries, nuggets, tacos and my parents can have steak and potatoes and gravy and all the trimmings or none of the trimmings but five different kinds of potatoes.

I even made a weekly meal plan for a while and they wouldn’t complain until after they ate it.

He’s not getting any sympathy.

I spoke to my family about the way they were behaving and my mom told me that’s the reality of cooking for a family.

She said my siblings and dad had always been like that with her.

I pointed out I hadn’t been and she just said that and she said yeah but it’s part of life.

I told her so she decided to treat me worse than I treated her and she told me I was being difficult and I told her no, she was taking everyone else’s behavior out on me.

A few times my dad or one of my siblings would say I wasn’t a very good cook and they didn’t like eating my food.

So I said I wouldn’t cook anymore and dad and mom would get upset and my siblings would call me lame.

He put his foot down.

So I stopped cooking for them. I cook just for me again and my parents are furious.

They all come home hungry and I have nothing ready for them. Not even my siblings.

My parents told me it’s disrespectful and I cannot continue and I said they were all the disrespectful and ungrateful ones ******** all over what I made for them.

They told me I shouldn’t be okay with letting them go hungry and I said they all deserve to go hungry.

My parents said it was a disgusting attitude and they grounded me for two weeks.


Check out how Reddit users reacted.

This person said he’s NTA.

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Another individual shared their mind.

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This person didn’t hold back.

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Another reader thinks they know what’s going on here.

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And another person said he didn’t do anything wrong.

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This kid needs to get out of this house, ASAP!

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