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I took my grandchildren to Disney World, and now my daughter-in-law is upset with me


When Grandma Jane was asked to babysit her two grandchildren, Lily, 5, and Jack, 4, for five days, she felt a bit overwhelmed. It seemed like a long time, but since her son Ethan and his wife Sarah rarely asked her for help, she agreed.

While Ethan and Sarah were in Mexico enjoying a much-needed break, Grandma Jane got an unexpected invitation to a birthday party at Disney World. She saw this as a perfect chance to bond with her grandchildren and decided to surprise them with the trip. Sarah had always talked about taking the kids to Disney “someday,” but it was a plan for the future, not something imminent.


Thinking it would be a wonderful surprise, Grandma Jane didn’t consult Ethan or Sarah about the trip. She assumed they wouldn’t mind. However, when Ethan and Sarah returned home, Sarah’s reaction was a shock.

She was in tears, feeling that Grandma Jane had taken away a special moment she wanted to share with her children. Sarah accused Jane of being selfish and entitled for not asking permission.


Ethan urged his mother to apologize, but Grandma Jane refused, believing she had done nothing wrong. The situation quickly escalated. Ethan emphasized the need for an apology to restore peace and because Sarah felt deeply hurt. Despite this, Grandma Jane stood her ground.

In an attempt to resolve the conflict, Ethan suggested that Grandma Jane share her story on Reddit to get an outside perspective. Reluctantly, she did so. While writing the post, she began to reflect on her actions and realized that maybe Ethan was right.


In her post, Grandma Jane expressed her hope to mend her relationship with Ethan and Sarah. She admitted that she might have misjudged the situation and learned a valuable lesson about the complexities of family relationships.

Grandma Jane ended her story by asking if she was in the wrong and expressed her sincere wish to make things right with her son and daughter-in-law.

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