Mum is Asked to Dye Daughters Purple Hair Back to Natural Colour in Order to Attend Friend’s Birthday Party
A mum says she can’t believe her daughters were asked to dye their purple hair back to a natural colour in order to attend a friend’s birthday party. She says they’ve always had colourful hair and it’s unfair for them to be asked to change it? Do you agree?
The girls’ mum posted on Reddit saying she’d been dying both her daughters’ hair purple for many years and has no intention of stopping now. However, the girls were invited to a friend’s birthday party, which incidentally fell on Halloween, and were asked to change their hair colour in order to attend.
The mum wrote: “My daughters (aged 11 and 10) both have purple hair. They love it this way and have been getting it dyed since they were six (with caution). They were invited to a little girl’s birthday/Halloween party under the condition they have their hair dyed a natural colour. I asked why and the mother insisted their hair would take away from birthday pictures because they’d draw attention.
I asked if my daughters could just not be in the pictures, and she said there’s no way to guarantee that and to either dye their hair a ‘normal’ colour or they can’t come.”
The mum was clearly annoyed by this so decided to throw her own party on the same night for her daughters and some of their friends. But the other girl’s mum wasn’t happy as her daughter wouldn’t be able to attend!
She added: “I decided to throw a party for my daughters on Halloween since they won’t be able to go to that one and invited her classmates (the girl was in a completely separate class). We had the party with a cake, bounce house, candy piñata and all that cool jazz. The girls had a blast, and I posted a few pictures online. Apparently this was the wrong move cause the little girl’s mother saw my post and asked what right I had to steal her daughter’s moment from her. Her daughter saw the pictures and was upset she didn’t get to come to the party because they didn’t have the things we did. Her mother said I was an a**hole for one upping her just because my kids couldn’t come to their party and that if I really wanted them there, I would’ve just dyed their hair.”
Reddit comments were divided. Some agreed with the mum while others said it was “petty” to throw her own party.
One person said: “Technically you did nothing wrong and the birthday girl’s mum was an a**hole – but this still feels really petty in a dirty kind of way.”
While another disagreed, saying: “This woman had every right to have a party for her girls, who were deliberately excluded from the other party based on how they looked.”
What do you think?