👶 Toddler on Group Trip: Ruined Vacation or Unreasonable Friend? 😲

Diply Social Team
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Ah, the classic dilemma of mixing friends and family vacations! Our tale begins with a group of seven friends, including a couple with a two-year-old son, Sam. One of the friends, Zoe, is known for her strong dislike of children. When the group planned a beach house getaway, they agreed to include two kids – Sam and another friend's daughter. But when the daughter couldn't make it, Zoe expected Sam to be left behind too. What followed was a trip filled with tension and unmet expectations. Let's dive into the story! 🏖️😬

The Friend Group and Zoe's Kid Aversion

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Zoe's Extreme Dislike

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Planning the Beach House Trip

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The Kid Situation

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Sam and Tim's Daughter: Welcome Guests

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Last-Minute Change of Plans

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Zoe's Unexpected Reaction

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No Babysitter, No Problem?

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Zoe's Disapproval

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Taking Sides

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An Underwhelming Vacation

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Limited Interaction

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Zoe's Accusations

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Post-Trip Fallout

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Vacation Drama: Who's the Real Party Pooper? 🤷

So, the vacation didn't go as planned, and Zoe is still holding a grudge. Angie and her husband did their best to keep Sam away from Zoe, but their own trip suffered as a result. Was it really selfish of them to bring Sam along, or was Zoe being unreasonable in her expectations? Let's see what the internet has to say about this beach house drama... 🏖️💬

Last minute changes and a kid-hating friend. NTA, OP 👍

YouthNAsia63 | YouthNAsia63

NTA! Zoe's double standard and entitlement ruined the vacation 😠

owls_and_cardinals | owls_and_cardinals

NTA. People who make disliking kids their personality are exhausting 😑

AllAFantasy30 | AllAFantasy30

Child-free person stands up for parent's right to bring child.

RachSlixi | RachSlixi

👶🏻🚫 Zoe's extreme aversion to the toddler is unreasonable. Soft YTA.

evil-mouse | evil-mouse

NTA. Your son was invited. Zoe needs to deal. 😍

MelissaIsBBQing | MelissaIsBBQing

Respectful reminder to not let ageism trump responsibilities 👍

hiketheworld2 | hiketheworld2

NTA! 🙌 Accommodated her, but she should have skipped the trip.

Ratfinkz13 | Ratfinkz13

Zoe's lack of consideration causes vacation drama. NTA.

MapleTheUnicorn | MapleTheUnicorn

NTA invites friend with child on trip, friend cancels last minute, Zoe throws tantrum and unfollows on Instagram 🙄

SquallkLeon | SquallkLeon

👍NTA stands up to toxic anti-kid friend on group trip

leswill315 | leswill315

NTA commenter defends group decision and warns to watch followers 👀

Deep_Mood_7668 | Deep_Mood_7668

Exclusion from friend group over toddler is unfair and rude. 😒

SatelliteBeach123 | SatelliteBeach123

Friend's unreasonable demands ruin vacation and friendship. NTA.

Upstairs_Seaweed7223 | Upstairs_Seaweed7223

Last minute toddler trouble on group trip, NTA for bringing?

atealein | atealein

Zoe's anti-kid attitude backfires in group trip 🤷‍♀️

No-Locksmith-8590 | No-Locksmith-8590

NTA for the vacation, but YTA for hiding your kid 😑

Jmfroggie | Jmfroggie

NTA commenter defends exposing people to kids, calls for empathy.

Bookssportsandwine | Bookssportsandwine

NTA commenter stands up for friend against entitled Zoe.

Mohomed28 | Mohomed28

Childless commenter supports OP's decision, tells friend to get over herself. NTA 😊

Joopaboop | Joopaboop

NTA. Zoe could've politely declined. Maybe she has other motives 😏

ADawg28 | ADawg28

Victory! Toxic friend cutting you off? Good riddance. NTA 👏

Apprehensive-Fee-967 | Apprehensive-Fee-967

NTA. Zoe's dislike of children is unreasonable and her reaction is unjustified. 🙅

HellaShelle | HellaShelle

Child hater or just childish? NTA stands firm.

mikesbabymomma81 | mikesbabymomma81

Parent defends bringing toddler on group trip, shuts down argument.

No-Anything-4440 | No-Anything-4440

NTA. Friends who hate kids are weirdos 🤷‍♀️

abynew | abynew

Last-minute exclusion of toddler on group trip deemed unreasonable.

CrabbiestAsp | CrabbiestAsp

Friend's entitlement ruins group trip with toddler. No win situation. 😠

Goalie_LAX_21093 | Goalie_LAX_21093

Friend's extreme dislike for kids causes friendship incompatibility. NTA 👍

Outside-Parfait-8935 | Outside-Parfait-8935

Zoe agreed to children, then got annoyed when there was one 😑

TemptingPenguin369 | TemptingPenguin369

Supportive comment, friend was an a**hole 👍

NickZazu | NickZazu

NTA commenter slams ChildFree™ friend for ruining vacation 👏

QBaseX | QBaseX

NTA, but friend's unreasonable hatred of kids is not your problem 🙄

Spirited-Meringue759 | Spirited-Meringue759

Traveling with a 2-year-old: NTA but not ideal 🤷‍♀️

Nadril | Nadril

Zoe's entitlement called out by commenter, no replies.

Caythleen | Caythleen

Changed judgement after reading the text. NTA 👍

lambsendbeds | lambsendbeds

Zoe's tantrum causes drama and unfollowing on social media 🙄

Excellent_Craft1138 | Excellent_Craft1138

NTA defends parents against child-haters on group trips. 👏

BigL420blazer | BigL420blazer

Friend's child-phobia is not your problem. NTA 👏

wineandsmut | wineandsmut

Agreement on child-free plan makes friend's complaint unreasonable. NTA 👍

rebootsaresuchapain | rebootsaresuchapain

Standing up for parental responsibilities and questioning the friend group 👏

angel2hi | angel2hi

Don't sacrifice your vacation for someone who doesn't care. 💁‍♀️

aledethanlast | aledethanlast

NTA: Commenter sympathizes with OP and advises to suck it up.

Ojos_Claros | Ojos_Claros

👶 Zoe's entitled behavior ruins group vacation, commenters agree. 😒

Judgmental_puffer | Judgmental_puffer

NTA. Friend agreed to trip with kids, changed mind, childish reaction.

Kitastrophe8503 | Kitastrophe8503

Childfree friend learns to accept kids on group vacation. 👶

Aggressive_Today_492 | Aggressive_Today_492

Self-obsessed friend ruins vacation, commenter not the a**hole. 😎

curious-by-moon | curious-by-moon

Zoe's lack of self-regulation caused friendship fallout. NTA.

itammya | itammya

Friend's unreasonable demands baffle commenter. Is she Oprah? 🤔

fizzyoak | fizzyoak

Group dynamics ruined by controlling friend. NTA.

th0ughtfull1 | th0ughtfull1

NTA. Friend's last minute change doesn't justify ruining your vacation. 🙄

WhiteKnightPrimal | WhiteKnightPrimal

Expensive babysitting and dislike for kids strains adult friendships. 😕

Underarmoury89 | Underarmoury89

Dump intolerant friend Zoe. She ruined your vacation. 👍

macimom | macimom

Recognizing children as human beings is basic empathy. 🧒🏻

InvestigatorFew1981 | InvestigatorFew1981

Engaging with those who dislike children is important 👍

Ok_Birdy | Ok_Birdy

When your friend acts like a toddler, it's time to reconsider 🤷

Sad-Significance8045 | Sad-Significance8045

🤷‍♀️ Some people just aren't kid people, don't take it personally.

Someoneorsomewhere | Someoneorsomewhere

NTA, don't let child-haters ruin your vacation 😊

CafeConCajeta | CafeConCajeta

👏 Standing up against anti-kid entitlement and unreasonable friends. 🙅‍♀️

constantlyconfusedS | constantlyconfusedS

Navigating the transition to parenthood while keeping old friendships. 😔

EyeRollingNow | EyeRollingNow

Friendship on the rocks: NTA commenter advises reconsideration 🤔

Late-Bug7045 | Late-Bug7045

NTA. Zoe is not your friend anymore. Make new parent friends 👍

candiebelle | candiebelle

👶🚫 Zoe hates OP's child, NTA for ending friendship.

gildedglitter | gildedglitter

NTA. A hypocritical friend gets what she deserves 🤷‍♀️

tryintobgood | tryintobgood

Childfree commenter sympathizes with OP's situation and calls out unreasonable friend.

ScrembledEggs | ScrembledEggs

👏 Standing up for a friend against a child-hating AH.

walls_of_the_cave | walls_of_the_cave

Avoiding kids at all costs is extreme, they're part society 🙌

WasabiDifferent4464 | WasabiDifferent4464

NTA commenter defends parent against unreasonable friend Zoe. 😊

AggravatingSundae989 | AggravatingSundae989

NTA comment defends OP and calls out unreasonable friend 👏

orangeupurple1 | orangeupurple1

Friendship in question: Is Zoe worth keeping around? 🤔

suspicious-pepper-31 | suspicious-pepper-31

True friends should be understanding and supportive 👍

Possible-Ad3406 | Possible-Ad3406

👏 Stand up for your child! NTA, avoid selfish Zoe.

mdb_33 | mdb_33

NTA suggests excluding friend from future trips with kids.

lejosdecasa | lejosdecasa

User calls out Zoe's behavior towards toddler on group trip.

thatdarncat101 | thatdarncat101

NTA. Friend should learn to deal with children 😒

Trevena_Ice | Trevena_Ice

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