‘Gamer dad’ sparks outrage with response to wife’s parenting request: ‘He needs to be responsible’

Emerald Pellot
·2 min read

A couple with a newborn got into a fight over the husband’s video game habits.

The wife went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum after forcing her husband to drop his game to take care of their baby. She had warned him that he was speaking too loud while playing the online game and when he didn’t lower his voice, their baby woke up in the middle of the night and the wife became fed up.

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“Our nine-month-old is teething and pretty fussy right now,” the mom explained. “I finally got her to sleep — I breastfeed and she nurses to sleep, so my husband couldn’t help with that. He was playing an online game with voice and I told him he needed to be [quieter] because if he woke her up, he was taking care of her until she was ready to go back to sleep. If she wakes up, she wants to play for an hour or two before she’ll settle back down.”

The husband agreed to be quieter, but he didn’t exactly follow through.

“He kept forgetting to lower his voice and the baby woke up,” she said. “I waited for him to finish his mission, then I handed her to him and went into the bedroom with my laptop to play one of my games. He’s mad and says I’m being a jerk because he wasn’t being overly loud and he wanted to get further in the game. But I warned him. When she’s having a fussy night, we have to work around her.”

Reddit users thought the husband was shirking his responsibility as a father.

“What is it with these gamer dads just not giving a c*** about their kid?” one user commented.

“He needs to be responsible for his baby,” another said.

“He can help out with his own child,” someone added.

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