Family Vacation Turns Sour Over Room Arrangements

Alfe Mercado
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Family vacations are always fun, but what happens when room arrangements become an issue? A 23-year-old female was excited to go on a family vacation with her brother, parents, and nieces. However, things got a little heated when it was time to discuss room arrangements. Her brother and parents expected her to share a room with her young nieces, but she wasn't comfortable with the idea. She suggested that her nieces share a room with their parents, but her family disagreed. They called her names and accused her of being dramatic. What would you do in this situation? Read more and find out who is in the wrong.

Planning a family vacation with brother, his wife, and parents

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Surprise room arrangements cause family vacation drama 😩

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Feeling left out of room arrangements on family vacation 🏨

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Aunt refuses to share room with nieces on family vacation 😒

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Threatening to cancel ticket over room arrangements. 😑

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Sibling rivalry reaches peak on family vacation 🤦‍♂️

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Family vacation turns sour over room arrangements 😕

Planning a family vacation can be exciting, but what happens when conflicts arise? In this case, a family vacation turns sour over room arrangements. A 23-year-old woman planned a vacation for her older brother, his wife, two nieces, and parents. However, when room arrangements were discussed, the woman's brother and parents assumed she wouldn't mind sharing a room with her nieces. She said they should sleep in their parents' room since they're their grandparents. Her parents called her dramatic and said it was not a big deal, but she stood her ground. The situation escalated to the point where the woman threatened to cancel her ticket, which would result in everyone else having to pay more or find someone else to go in her place because they got a group discount with the resort. This resulted in her brother calling her a whiny a**hole and accusing her of being a narcissist. What are your thoughts on this situation? Have you ever experienced a conflict during a family vacation? Let's discuss this in the comments.

OP is NTA for refusing to be a free babysitter on their own vacation 🙅‍♀️

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NTA. Family tries to guilt trip free childcare, but boundaries set.

Abrassive_Sound | Abrassive_Sound

Being called a bad aunt for not babysitting on vacation?

MaybeAWalrus | MaybeAWalrus

Taking control of your vacation and avoiding free babysitting. 💪 NTA

Key-Bit1208 | Key-Bit1208

Don't be 'the help' on your family vacation 😬

Obrina98 | Obrina98

Auntie's not the babysitter. Rooming with the little ones? #NTA 🧒🏼💤

profmoxie | profmoxie

Set your boundaries early and demand your own bed. 🛌

RaqMountainMama | RaqMountainMama

Stand your ground and don't let them guilt-trip you! 🙅‍♀️

Cry_Original | Cry_Original

Cancel the vacation and avoid the drama. 🚫 NTA

weddingwoes_andbohs | weddingwoes_andbohs

Sharing a room with adults on vacation - NTA.

Crispix44 | Crispix44

Don't be the de facto babysitter on your vacation! 🏖️ NTA

mrose1491 | mrose1491

Commenter expresses frustration over unfair family dynamics during vacation.

Wearedid | Wearedid

Stand your ground! Cancel your ticket and set boundaries 🙅‍♀️

Open_Swimmer_5817 | Open_Swimmer_5817

Grandparents take responsibility for room arrangements. 👍

debegray | debegray

Don't let them bully you! Keep your bedroom to yourself 😤

OrcEight | OrcEight

NTA: OP is paying for their own room, no need to share.

emilianajuana | emilianajuana

Cancel the vacation, don't pay extra for misery and guilt-trips 😒

OrangeBeef1984 | OrangeBeef1984

Sibling calls OP a narcissist, but OP is NTA 🚫🤳

waywardjynx | waywardjynx

Stand your ground and sell your ticket 💪

SlothLordMcMarekat | SlothLordMcMarekat

Stand your ground! 🙌

ladygreyowl13 | ladygreyowl13

Don't be the free babysitter! 🙅‍♀️

Sillakit | Sillakit

Claim your space: Pay for what's yours 👍

Far_Anteater_256 | Far_Anteater_256

Separate rooms for kids on vacation? 100% NTA! 🙌

thenatfactor | thenatfactor

Respectful boundaries on family vacations 🌴👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955 | Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955

Parents should take care of their own kids, not dump them.

Nova_Lurker | Nova_Lurker

Don't let entitled family members guilt trip you into babysitting 👀

wifeofamarriedman | wifeofamarriedman

Cancel the family trip and go on a friend vacation 🌴👋 NTA

salukiqueen | salukiqueen

Fair solution proposed for family vacation room dispute 👍🏼

carlorway | carlorway

Sibling rivalry at its finest 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

penguin_squeak | penguin_squeak

Cancel the trip. Babysitting is not a vacation for you. 🙅‍♀️

ritan7471 | ritan7471

Stand up for yourself and send them the link 🚫👶

NerdYogi | NerdYogi

Sibling rivalry and family favoritism sparks vacation drama 🌴😒

arsonfairy | arsonfairy

Don't let them take advantage of you! 🙅‍♀️

teresajs | teresajs

Parenting struggles on vacation with nieces, NTA suggests cancelling share.

Warm-Acadia-1892 | Warm-Acadia-1892

Commenter refuses to be guilted into free babysitting, suggests solo trip. 🙅‍♀️✈️

CallMeSisyphus | CallMeSisyphus

Book a solo trip 🧳 and leave the whiners behind! NTA!

chickenoodledeprived | chickenoodledeprived

Escape the designated babysitter role! NTA. 🙌

Miiesha | Miiesha

Parents should keep the nieces if it's not a big deal 😒

diminishingpatience | diminishingpatience

Fair point. Kids, parents, together. 👍

alaskanlights | alaskanlights

Vacation is for relaxation, not babysitting kids. #NTA 😊

ShutUpMorrisseyffs | ShutUpMorrisseyffs

Cancel the vacation, not your responsibility 🚫🏖️

ServelanDarrow | ServelanDarrow

NTA all the way! 🙅‍♀️ Don't let them treat you like a free nanny 👎

Milphene | Milphene

Sleeping with parents at 4 and 2, NTA wins.

HolilTheFifth | HolilTheFifth

Take control of your vacation and cancel the ticket. 🌴

ZeroRobk | ZeroRobk

Don't be a free nanny, back out 💼👋

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NTA for not wanting extra responsibility on vacation 🏖️

Tantrums_and_Tiaras | Tantrums_and_Tiaras

Commenter defends themselves against unwarranted criticism 🤨

Nevada678 | Nevada678

Stand your ground and cancel the trip 💼👋

CutEmOff666 | CutEmOff666

Standing up for what's right, cancel the trip 🚫🏝️

Prize_Fox_9163 | Prize_Fox_9163

Stand your ground on the bedroom arrangement 💪

wizenedwitch | wizenedwitch

Standing up for yourself as a responsible adult 👊

Assia_Penryn | Assia_Penryn

Don't let family exploit you on vacation. #NTA 👌

mindful-bed-slug | mindful-bed-slug

Family plays favorites on vacation, OP called out. NTA.

Hoplite68 | Hoplite68

Fair room arrangements cause family feud 😒

squirlysquirel | squirlysquirel

Deserve privacy on vacation. Brother and SIL gaslighting you. NTA 😎

watson2019 | watson2019

Don't let them use you as a free babysitter 😉

sunsetflower32 | sunsetflower32

Stand your ground, Auntie! 🙅‍♀️

Neat-Boysenberry5333 | Neat-Boysenberry5333

Auntie deserves a break too 💆‍♀️ Cancel the vacation

ArticleAccording3009 | ArticleAccording3009

Commenter defends against being a babysitter for family vacation 🙅‍♀️

Locurilla | Locurilla

Don't let entitled family members ruin your vacation 😒

ravssusanoo | ravssusanoo

Refusing to be a free babysitter, NTA made a wise choice 🤔

Motor_Business483 | Motor_Business483

Don't be a babysitter on someone else's vacation 🚫👶

EntertainerOk9552 | EntertainerOk9552

Sibling rivalry on vacation - free babysitting or NTA?

PatchworkGirl82 | PatchworkGirl82

Don't let them push you into unpaid babysitting duties 🙅‍♀️

2344twinsmom | 2344twinsmom

Find better people and take your money elsewhere 💰

smurfgrl417 | smurfgrl417

Don't want to be a babysitter? NTA says comment.

umalupa | umalupa

Don't assume, always ask first! 👍


Parent warns against vacationing with young kids in shared room 👨‍👧‍👦🏖️

linclark17 | linclark17

Don't let bad parenting ruin your family vacation 👪🏖️

Enviest0 | Enviest0

Don't let them ruin your vacation 🌴👋

demonmonkey1313 | demonmonkey1313

Commenter warns OP of being used as a babysitter 👀

random_username_44 | random_username_44

Standing up to family for fair treatment 🙌

Vegetable-Fix-4702 | Vegetable-Fix-4702