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Dad refuses to change the pink paint of his house after his teen son finds it 'embarrassing'

A family has had a pink house for 15 years refused to change it even after their son's complaints.

Dad refuses to change the pink paint of his house after his teen son finds it 'embarrassing'
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Nubia Navarro; Reddit | u/Wild-Argument-308

A house with unique elements might initially seem out of place in a neighborhood, but these distinctive quirks often have heartfelt stories behind them that endear the home to its owner. u/Wild-Argument-308, the owner of such a peculiar house, took to Reddit to share a similar story. He explained that their house's bright pink color embarrasses his 13-year-old son. The reason is simple, their house is a bright pink color. The man asked the community whether he was wrong for not changing the paint of his house at his son's request.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Juan Pablo Serrano
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Juan Pablo Serrano

The man shared that he had bought the house 15 years ago. It was a fixer-upper hence, everything in the house had to be changed. The only thing he retained from the original house was its eye-catching pink color. "The guy I bought it from said it was his deceased father's house. He had painted it this way to piss off his neighbors. I decided I liked the color and kept it the way it was," the man revealed. He married a year later and his wife agreed to keep the paint. Now, the couple has three kids: a 13-year-old boy, a 10-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl.

The man, his wife and his daughters are quite fond of the color of their house. The man wrote, "We are doing some minor renovations to the house and have decided to touch up the paint as it's been a while. My son asked that we paint it a 'normal color' because it's 'embarrassing' to live in a pink house. We declined and said we liked the color. Ultimately, it's our house and we'll be living in it longer than him. When we die, he's free to paint it what he wants." However, the man's mother-in-law feels they should listen to their son as it could be embarrassing for a teen boy to live in a "Barbie house." The parents even ask the son if he is being teased. He confirms that this is not the case and he just doesn't like the color. 

People mostly took the father's side and asked him to keep the house's color. u/xscapethetoxic commented, "Where I live, there is a chunk of really old houses, marked as historic buildings now and all of them are different, non-traditional colors. I absolutely love those houses. Houses with character are always superior to the cookie-cutter beige houses everyone else has." u/PennsylvaniaDutchess wrote, "My parents used to have a drab brown house. When they redid the windows and siding, my mom wanted something different than the red/beige/brown all our neighbors had (plus bonus, we knew if we picked anything else, it would irritate our Karen neighbors). We picked a nice denim-ish blue and white trim. It's been about 10 years now and people use it as a landmark for directions. 'If you see the blueberry house on the hill you've gone too far.'" 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Meow_Waiting
Image Source: Reddit | u/Meow_Waiting

u/marvel_nut shared, "Pink houses are the best. When I was very little, my mom and I always passed one on our Sunday walks, and I used to give it a lick because I was convinced it was made of candy. I think I gave up on that at around age 5 when I discovered the power of empirical evidence. The man is not wrong. Son got outvoted and will get over it. 13 is the age of perpetual embarrassment; may this experience teach him about the virtues of non-conformity."

Image Source: Reddit | u/HelpStatistician
Image Source: Reddit | u/HelpStatistician

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