Mum's rant backfires after leaving child home alone

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Internet users couldn’t believe the mother left the oven on. Photo: Getty Images

A mum-to-be has felt the full wrath of the internet after her angry rant went viral for all the wrong reasons.

The pregnant woman found herself in the firing line on Reddit, after admitting in a post that she was busted by her fiancé leaving their five-year-old home alone with only chicken nuggets in the oven for company.

The mum had popped out to satisfy a pregnancy craving at the local shopping centre. She admitted she ‘usually’ leaves the child home alone behind her partner’s back, this was just the first time she had been caught.

The expectant mum took to social media seeking consolation, sharing screenshots of messages between the two in which the angry fiancé berates her asking “are you f****** crazy?”.

The woman fired back, saying she only left the oven on “because the chicken nuggets were cooking.”

“A 5 year-old is perfectly capable of fending for himself’” the mum argued back in the angry rant.

“My son’s lunch was in the oven and I figured I would be home before it was done considering the mall couldn’t have been more than 15 minutes away.”

“I feel degraded and belittled over nothing,” the woman wrote. “I’m honestly about to pack my bags and never let my son see his father again.”

Unfortunately for the woman, the post backfired, epically when it went viral on Reddit, with most commentators struggling to see the situation from her perspective.

“She knowingly left her young 5-year-old kid at home alone unsupervised with the oven on. That’s insanity,” one person commented.

“I mean I might argue a kid can handle themselves for a bit, but a whole hour, with the oven running, no food ready, while she is out at a mall???” another wondered.

The woman was blasted online for leaving her 5-year-old alone. Photo: Getty Images

A third pointed out: “just get food delivered if you’re that desperate, wtf.”

And, despite many pointing out that they were left home as children, few had sympathy for the pregnant mum.

“My parents would leave me home alone for hours when I was 6 or 7,” one admitted. “But I couldn’t imagine doing that do my kids.”

Looks like the chicken nuggets weren’t the only thing to come out of this story burnt.

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