The internet is ablaze recently as users blast a woman for demanding that her sister invite her two children with her on a trip to Disneyland Paris where she plans to propose marriage to her partner.
A user, who created the temporary Reddit username u/throwingstars03r5 so that her post wouldn’t be seen by her partner and ruin the surprise of a trip to Disneyland Paris and a proposal, took to the online platform to ask other Redditors if she’s the bad guy for excluding children from the special trip she is planning–specifically her niece and nephew.
Throwingstars03r5’s sister was completely supportive of the entire event and excited about the proposal. She even helped her sister pick out an engagement ring for the proposal.
“My sister knows I’m proposing as she helped me pick out the ring and she was very supportive until she found out where I was planning to propose,” the Redditor wrote. “She doesn’t approve of it as we’re not kids.”
The Redditor’s sister found no fault with her sister initially. She knew about the plans, the vacation that would result in a marriage proposal somewhere along the way–and she was 100% supportive. But everything changed when she discovered it was a Disney trip that was in the works. Her response surprised the Redditor, who says she loves her family, but that this trip is a special trip–one for just the adults, with no kids in tow.
The sister feels strongly that it’s ridiculous for the Redditor to go on a Disney trip without kids, so she proceeds to make fun of her sister for planning a trip sans kids, then turns around and demands that the Redditor take her kids–the niece and nephew.
“[My sister] has stated that as we’re not children it’s ‘weird’ and if I wanted to go there, I should take her kids, who are 10 and 6,” the Redditor continued explaining in her post, which has now gone viral with more than 16,000 upvotes and more than 2,000 comments, 96% of which side with the Redditor who is planning the Disney trip to the Paris Park.
Not only does the Redditor’s sister expect her to take along the two children to Disney, but when the Redditor explained that it wasn’t a trip for them this time, the sister became even more disgruntled, going so far as to rush to tell her children about the trip so they would try to coerce their aunt into taking them to Disneyland Paris with her.
One Redditor who commented thinks that was over the line.
“If she wants her kids to experience Disney, she can take them whenever she wants,” reads a comment by user Nut-me-shell. “To tell her kids about Disney with you is emotional abuse. She’s terrible.”
Other Redditors went to bat for the woman who planned the Disney trip, saying she’s not ever under obligation to take kids with her.
“You’re not obligated to take her kids with you any time you go on vacation,” the comment begins. “This is plain entitlement. [Your sister] thinks she can control you. When you don’t comply with her wishes, she disparages you and says that it’s ridiculous that you go there as adults, alongside other unprompted insults.”
Redditor winter_storm suggests the woman let the niece and nephew know what really happened.
“Tell the kids that you’re sorry that their mommy lied to them about you taking them with you, but you had no control over that.” the Redditor posted in the thread.
It’s obvious that the Redditor loves her niece and nephew, but that she doesn’t feel like this trip is the one on which they should accompany her. What do you think? Should the woman be expected to take the kids on her Disney trip, or is the woman’s sister being unrealistic or, as one Redditor commented, entitled?
Let us know what you think in the comments!