Youth Group Trip Turns Sour: Was it the 8-Year-Old's Fault or the Mom's?

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Imagine being excited for a fun-filled youth group trip, only to find out an unexpected 8-year-old is tagging along. This is the predicament a 16-year-old girl found herself in during a 4-day trip to LA with her church group. The trip, meant for teens and young adults, took an unexpected twist when a young child was left in their care. Let's delve into the drama that unfolded. 🎢🚐😲

An Unexpected Surprise 🎁

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The Exception to the Rule 😯

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The Unexpected Reveal 😲

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The Priest's Inaction 🤷‍♂️

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The Abandoned Child 😢

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The Unplanned Responsibility 🙄

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The Trip Itinerary 🎢🏖️

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The Room Sharing Dilemma 🏨

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The Unexpected Babysitter 👩‍👧

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The Child-Friendly Trip 🎠

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The Tension Rises 😤

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The Aftermath 🌩️

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The Lingering Tension 😣

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Was the 16-Year-Old Right or Wrong? 🤔

Caught in a whirlwind of unexpected events, our 16-year-old protagonist found herself sharing a room with an 8-year-old and a 13-year-old on a trip meant for older teens and young adults. The trip turned child-friendly, much to her dismay. When she voiced her frustration, it led to tears, tension, and a less-than-ideal atmosphere. Was she wrong for expressing her feelings, or was the blame solely on the mother who left her child behind? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 💭🌐

🚨 Child abandonment and lies on paperwork: a dangerous liability! 🚨

HPnerd1026 | HPnerd1026

Church trip mishap sparks debate on age of chaperones. 👀

whimsical-and-witchy | whimsical-and-witchy

"YTA. Poor kid was abandoned by her parents. Not her fault."

sassyangelkiwi | sassyangelkiwi

YTA for being mean, but 8-year-old's mom is irresponsible 😡

Fritemare | Fritemare

🤔 YTA for blaming the mom? The whole trip sounds sketchy. ESH

sarahlampi | sarahlampi

"YTA for badmouthing the kid within earshot. Not cool, dude!"

[deleted] | [deleted]

Heartbreaking situation: Abandoned kid blamed for ruined youth group trip 😢

MaybeAWalrus | MaybeAWalrus

NTA 16yo not at fault, mom is the *hard* AH 🙄

Pavlock | Pavlock

Commenter calls out someone for making a child feel unwanted 😔

Flashy-Promise-6915 | Flashy-Promise-6915

Heartbreaking: Mom abandons child on youth group trip 😢

Moon96Moon | Moon96Moon

Lesson learned: Think before speaking, especially around sensitive ears. 🤣

random-person-enters | random-person-enters

YTA for being mean to a little kid on a church trip 😡

mimiuniverse | mimiuniverse

NTA. Venting in front of the kid was cruel 😔

No_Adhesiveness_1918 | No_Adhesiveness_1918

🚫 Find a new church ASAP. No legit church group would do that.

toweringpine | toweringpine

YTA. Lack of empathy for an 8-year-old's situation. 😢

lobosaguila | lobosaguila

An 8-year-old's presence ruined the fun for everyone. YTA 😒

scarlet-spider815 | scarlet-spider815

Church mishandling leads to chaos: Why didn't they call cops? 😱

fitfragrance | fitfragrance

NTA: Frustrations vented on 8-year-old, but adults failed everyone 😡

Chocolatecakeislife | Chocolatecakeislife

YTA for saying it, but not for thinking it. Imagine being an 8 year old girl , finding out your mom left you somewhere you were not supposed to be and already feeling alone and out of place and hearing that? It sucks but you could’ve been a better human. 😔

DarthHempress | DarthHempress

YTA ruins trip for 8-year-old and her mom 🚗💔

Key-Sheepherder3355 | Key-Sheepherder3355

Church program's legal responsibility questioned. NTA frustrated, AH insensitive.

compound515 | compound515

"YTA for saying that within earshot of the 8 year old." 😬

whereishome | whereishome

Mom and church messed up, police should've been called 😬

Disastrous-Current-6 | Disastrous-Current-6

Mom not at fault, 8-year-old innocent. 👍

Skengbiscuit | Skengbiscuit

YTA for blaming the child. The priest should've reported it 👏

Ladyughsalot1 | Ladyughsalot1

YTA for making inappropriate comments in front of a child 😡

1001Geese | 1001Geese

Teenagers stuck babysitting an 8-year-old on a trip? Not cool 😒

whatisevenleft | whatisevenleft

Evaluating blame: ESH for being a jerk and abandoning child

neutralperson6 | neutralperson6

Christianity and blame: YTA for not setting a good example 😇

rubies-and-doobies81 | rubies-and-doobies81

🚫 E.H.S but YTA for talking sh*t around an innocent child

LeftMyHeartInErebor | LeftMyHeartInErebor

ESH except for Emma and the kid. 😕

Smgt90 | Smgt90

Mom's behavior criticized, but kids shouldn't suffer for it 😔

EntireInitial272 | EntireInitial272

👶 Cruelty to an abandoned child on a church trip, shame on you!

Ok_Chance_4584 | Ok_Chance_4584

Apologize! YTA for hurting an innocent 8-year-old 😔

SelfBoundBeauty | SelfBoundBeauty

Mom vs. Youth Group: Who's the real a**hole here? 🤔

BarAlone4092 | BarAlone4092

Mom's behavior on youth trip causes controversy and demands refund

Reby- | Reby-

Blaming the kid? YTA for saying that in front of him 😡

amygoodman03 | amygoodman03

NTA. Parents should file complaint for bringing young child on trip 🚫

Wonderful_Ad968 | Wonderful_Ad968

Church's irresponsible youth group trip leads to frustration and blame. ESH

fortunata17 | fortunata17

Soft YTA. Your friend got it right. Don't blame the child. 💔

Rolix_Rubix | Rolix_Rubix

"YTA for blaming the kid. You're 16, not an adult. 🙄"

Darzin | Darzin

NTA for expressing feelings, but YTA for saying it near kid 😡

MrAvalanche1981 | MrAvalanche1981

Curious about trip logistics and missed adult activities. 🤔

Who_apostrophe_sWho | Who_apostrophe_sWho

16-year-old girl vents frustration about annoying situation during trip.

donutmuntcher | donutmuntcher

🚨 Safeguarding concerns on youth group trip: AITA for worrying?

SunGazing8 | SunGazing8

Calling authorities? YTA! This story is total nonsense! 😑

Competitive_Ad_2772 | Competitive_Ad_2772

Blaming a kid? YTA! Mom's a major AH. CPS threat!

Smitty_80013 | Smitty_80013

Lack of love and empathy in church? 😱

InterestingRice163 | InterestingRice163

NTA: Frustration over inappropriate youth retreat, lacking emotional maturity at 16

Swimming-Low-6895 | Swimming-Low-6895

Mother's negligence endangered child. CPS should have been called! 😱

Elegant_righthere | Elegant_righthere

Church youth group keeps it holy, not calling the police 🙏

killyousoftly13 | killyousoftly13

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