By Appelflap - Belgium - Sint-niklaas


Today, I was feeling down following a recent breakup. My dad tried to comfort me by patting me on the back and saying everyone goes through ups and downs, "Like when I found out your mum and I were having a boy." I'm their only son. FML
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  FightMyLiger  |  19

It was a JOKE, and OP wasn't ready to laugh yet. If his parents were that cruel they wouldn't be trying to make him feel better in the first place. Laughter can be the best medicine.

  AKGirlinSD  |  20

1, I can see OP's dad was probably cracking a joke but OP didn't was too depressed. My parents used to tell me, and still sometimes do, that I should feel special because I was their only planned child. I have 2 older and 1 younger sisters. I never wanted to hear that and still don't.

  KingDead  |  18

Or, perhaps.. OP's dad is really just unintelligent, and only knew how to cheer his kid up the way he knew.. And couldn't think of something more enlightening.. And doesn't realize the effect it has on his poor son. (Sounds like a lot of inconsiderate parents I know, ever realize how many fucking stupid people you talk to, in just a day?!)

I feel Op would be smart enough, in this day and age, to tell the difference between a good humoured father, and what dismissive is.

  KingDead  |  18

What is that suppose to mean #43? who're you assuming is influencing me, and where are you getting your information that I'm not above the influence? Or are you just being positive with what I said...? It's very misleading, your choice of words.

By  Supahnova  |  14

You should have said you felt the same way when you were old enough to realize you'd be stuck with having such a shitty excuse of a father and enjoy the reaction.

By  Enslaved  |  36

I'm sure he's just fooling.

But I have heard of a lot of a parents (especially dads) that cross their fingers and hope for boys vs girl (because of what troubles they fear).