Hey, just because a vacation is free doesn’t mean it’s gonna be fun…or even enjoyable…
So did this woman act like a jerk for ditching out on a vacation because she didn’t like the way her daughter was being treated?
Read on to see what the heck is going on here.
AITA for causing a scene and leaving a free vacation over the way my daughter was being treated?
“My brother, Nate, and his wife, Jen, invited me and my daughter, Maddie (10) to go on vacation with them and their kids, Laura (12) and Danny (9).
Nate and Jen are extremely well off. They both have high paying jobs and earn around $350k between them. Maddie and I are middle class. I own a small house and Maddie goes to a private school. Maddie has a good life but it doesn’t compare to her cousins.
My brother and Jen rented a house for us and paid for the rental, all of the food, and all of the activities. The only thing I paid for was gas when driving myself and Maddie to the house.
I also have to say Nate and I don’t get along very well but I have a great relationship with Jen, mostly because of how they are with the kids. Nate tells the kids they don’t have to be nice to anyone, never encourages them to share their toys, and doesn’t discipline his kids. Jen is the opposite. She constantly tells the kids to share with their cousins and will punish them if they’re being rude to the other kids or adults.
Now to the vacation. They rented a 3 bedroom house. Nate and Jen had the master bedroom, I had the second bedroom with a double bed, and all of the kids were going to share a room with 2 bunk beds (4 beds).
The first night was pretty rough. The kids brought tons of toys but refused to let Maddie play with them. Jen came in and told them that before they left she told them they’d have to share their toys so they either share or she takes them away. They were a little rude but mostly fine the rest of the night.
The second night Jen went out to dinner with an old friend and Nate and I were home with the kids. We were getting the kids ready for bed and an argument broke out between the kids because Laura and Danny decided they don’t want to share with Maddie and told her to sleep on the couch. I expected Nate to tell them that the bedroom was for all of the kids but he told Maddie that she either has to sleep with me or on the couch.
I asked if he was serious and he said yes and that his kids weren’t comfortable sharing with Maddie and since he paid for the house, he has a right to kick Maddie out of the room.
I told Maddie to get her bag and that if she doesn’t have a bed, we’re going home. Maybe an hour after we left Jen came back and asked why Maddie and I left. I told her what happened and she asked me to come back and promised that she’d take care of her husband and the kids because she wants her kids to have a good relationship with their cousins.
I said no and shortly after we got home I got a call from my brother yelling at me for causing a scene, creating problems between him and his wife, and being ungrateful for a free vacation. He got our parents involved and they’re agreeing that it’s a free vacation and I can’t be picky.
AITA for leaving with Maddie?”
Check out what Reddit users had to say about this.
One reader said she’s NTA and that she did the right thing.
Another Reddit user said it sounds like her brother Nate has always been an a**hole.
And this individual said that it sounds like Nate has always been the Golden Child, according to their parents.
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