Mom Expects Son to Give up Room for Visiting Grandma

Grandma visiting
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A mother recently asked her son to share his room with his grandmother for a few nights, but the son refused. The mother and father had earlier told their children that the bedrooms in their house were theirs to choose from, but they might have to share with visiting family members. The son, who chose the larger bedroom, was asked to give it up for Grandma and was offered sleeping arrangements in other rooms, but refused. The father suggested that the grandmother stays in a hotel, but the mother pointed out that the family couldn't afford it. The conflict has caused tension in the family, with the father calling the mother an a**hole for forcing their son to give up his room. What should the mother do? Read on to find out.

Kids' rooms off limits? Mom wants guest room, Reddit judges.

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Sharing bedroom? Boundaries. 🤨

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Sibling cooperation: Daughter and son share rooms for visiting grandma.

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Son forced to give up room for visiting grandma 😴

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Son refuses to share room with grandma, wants privacy. 😕

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Teen refuses to share room with parents, opts for discomfort 😒

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No more free ride, son! Air mattress for you 😂

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Hotel expenses for grandma causing tension in family. 💸

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Grandma visiting, son giving up room, husband upset. Drama ensues.

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OP regrets posting on throwaway account due to overwhelming notifications.

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Exploring AITA trends and common themes in family disputes

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Son's room off-limits for grandma, but why not offer bed?

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No room for grandma, mom expects son to sacrifice comfort 😫

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Grandma visiting, son's room being taken. Couch not an option.

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Daughter won't switch rooms, smugness detected 😒

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Mom defends decision to not force son to give up room

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Respecting a 12yo's privacy when grandma comes to visit 👍

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When trust is tested, how do we move forward? 🤔

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Ignoring advances from a 40-something married mom visiting grandma 🤨

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Son refuses to give up room for visiting grandma 😤

When a family member comes to visit, it's a common courtesy to offer them a place to stay. But what happens when your child refuses to give up their room for a few nights? In this case, a mother is faced with a dilemma when her son throws a fit about having to share a room with his grandma. Despite the original agreement that the larger room may be used for visiting family members, the son is unwilling to compromise. The mother is left with no choice but to put her foot down and remind her son of the deal. However, her husband suggests that they encourage the grandmother to stay in a hotel instead. With no one willing to foot the bill, tensions rise. Who is in the wrong here? Is it fair to force a child to give up their room for visiting family members? Or should the grandmother find alternative accommodations? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

NTA, society has become entitled. It's 3 nights not months.

CreampieLuver1 | CreampieLuver1

Grandma deserves a comfortable bed, entitled kid needs perspective 🛏️

Jack_Marsta | Jack_Marsta

Teach your son about integrity - make him stick to his word 🤝.

VoltesVoltron | VoltesVoltron

NTA. Son needs to learn compromise. Comments defend OP's decision.

BigDrakow | BigDrakow

Teach kid about sharing and compromise. Air mattresses are fine. 😴

Befub14435 | Befub14435

Creative suggestions for the son's room dilemma 🏠

International_Way850 | International_Way850

Stand your ground and prioritize grandma's comfort 🙌

Secret-Sample1683 | Secret-Sample1683

Teenager's entitled behavior criticized, privacy concerns debunked 👏👏

OkCod1106 | OkCod1106

Stand firm 🙌, don't let tantrums rule 😠, air mattress reasonable 👏

TreadmillLies | TreadmillLies

Respect your elders, or else? NTAs and ageism clash.

Dontfollahbackgirl | Dontfollahbackgirl

Commenter and reply both think husband is unreasonable 😒

dragonmom03 | dragonmom03

NTA mom stands up to entitled son for visiting grandma 🧓

alt9019201 | alt9019201

Grandma trumps kid's personal space - NTA comment section 🏠👵

ShallWeStartThen | ShallWeStartThen

12-year-old upset over grandma's visit but has to share room

katlurkin1 | katlurkin1

Generous commenter defends giving up room for family, suggests empathy 🏠❤️

that_chunky_pigeon | that_chunky_pigeon

Clear rules set for large room, NTA. Protect daughter from harassment.

tatasz | tatasz

Daughter offers room, husband and son AHs, put foot down

Comfortable_Beach997 | Comfortable_Beach997

Grandma > personal space 😍 NTA for giving up room

Brittstellato | Brittstellato

Son throws tantrum over room swap, is dad in the wrong?

LA-forthewin | LA-forthewin

Mom asks son to give up room for grandma, commenter calls son a brat.

SoBreezy74 | SoBreezy74

NTA suggests son prioritizes grandma over m@sturbat1ng, replies agree humorously

this_broccoli-101 | this_broccoli-101

NTA asserts authority over entitled 12 yr old son, causing family conflict 🤨

Big__Bang | Big__Bang

Choosing the bigger room comes with responsibilities, NTA 🏠

Ok_Yesterday_6214 | Ok_Yesterday_6214

Stick to your guns and offer a room swap 🤝

Obstacle616 | Obstacle616

Giving up privacy for grandma's visit: NTA comment section.

UnderdogFetishist17 | UnderdogFetishist17

Teach your entitled kid a lesson 🤨👨‍👦

abrequevoy | abrequevoy

Stand up to entitled behavior before it escalates! 🛑

cypruspanther | cypruspanther

Son's privacy concerns mentioned in NTA comment 🤷

Ahoi89 | Ahoi89

Commenter calls out entitled behavior in parenting, NTA.

kenzie-k369 | kenzie-k369

Mom enforces rules on son giving up room for grandma 👵

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Sharing a room with a visiting grandparent for three days - NTA

LucidLickyCoconut | LucidLickyCoconut

10-year-old needs to honor agreement and be content with smaller room 🤷‍♂️

plazagirl | plazagirl

Mom struggles with son's reluctance to give up room for grandma.

kittycatmyau | kittycatmyau

Sharing a room is normal. Entitlement is not. NTA 🙌

Expat_zurich | Expat_zurich

No guilt in not giving up space for grandma 👵🏼

Sylland | Sylland

Sharing is caring! A fair expectation or a bad move?

External-Trouble-620 | External-Trouble-620

Commenter criticizes parent's actions and warns of future consequences 🤔

one23456789098 | one23456789098

Sister's sacrifice shouldn't be disregarded. Consistency is key. 💪

nopefoffprettyplease | nopefoffprettyplease

Sharing beds during holidays is tough, but NTA prevails 🛌

Witty_Collection9134 | Witty_Collection9134

Son's entitled behavior causes chaos during grandma's visit. NTA.

dart1126 | dart1126

Stand your ground and teach him an important lesson 🏠💪

pigandpom | pigandpom

Commenter defends NTA judgment against misogynistic commenters. 🙌

Emotional_Answer_646 | Emotional_Answer_646

Grandma visit leads to room dispute, NTA prevails 🏡

Sapphire_Renee | Sapphire_Renee

Off-topic but relatable 🥪😍

Intelligent-Ad9094 | Intelligent-Ad9094

Sharing a room with a sibling is normal, entitlement isn't 👍

2andahalfbraincell | 2andahalfbraincell

Husband in the wrong? 🤔 OP being too compromising. 👎

Electrical_thunder | Electrical_thunder

Husband's lack of support causes tension over grandma's visit 🤷

Barry-Biscuit | Barry-Biscuit

Respect your daughter's privacy, NTA 🚪

Top_Return_5252 | Top_Return_5252

Son stands his ground on giving up room for grandma 👏

CarelessCow2599 | CarelessCow2599

Parenting tip: Stick to the deal and don't give in 💪

South_Way_3912 | South_Way_3912