The disappointed mum says she’s annoyed that her husband invited his parents on their family holiday without consulting her first.
An upset mum has posted on popular parenting forum Mumsnet after her husband invited his parents on their anniversary trip. Doubling as a family holiday with their two children, the mum said she was excited for some quality time with her husband and kids until he made the surprise announcement…
Six Is A Crowd
The mum said she was over the moon when her husband surprised her with the trip but that quickly changed when he announced his parents would be joining them. “Husband told me tonight that he’s booked our dream trip as a surprise to me,” she said. “I was ecstatic! So happy, so excited and so looking forward to it. I could have burst with happiness. He then tells me he’s also invited his parents along with us and they’re booked and staying with us. He booked it with them a few days ago.” We can completely understand this mum’s disappointment – travelling with your husband and kids is one thing, but adding in laws into the mix can be a totally different experience!
Just Needed To Ask
The mum says it’s not that her in laws are coming on the trip, but that she wasn’t asked before the decision was made. She says her husband was less than impressed with her reaction. “He started getting really defensive and talking about how much they do for us and love the kids and they’ll be able to help them whilst we are away,” she said. The situation took a turn for the worst when her husband packed his bags and went to stay with his parents following the argument. “He said I’m selfish, spoilt, ungrateful and a cow. I’m prepared to be told I’ve been terribly unreasonable, but I was just so desperately longing for some time as a family, no phones, no work, no one else – just us. Have I been awful? Should I have just faked a smile and accepted it?”
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The lesson to take away? Surprise holidays are always a good idea, so long as it is the destination that is the surprise and not the company!
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