A man left his family divided when he planned a trip to Disneyland for his girlfriend and refused to take his niece and nephew – even after they begged to go.
Sharing his story anonymously, the man said that his partner was a huge Disney fan so he suggested the pair fly to Paris, France, for a trip.
Secretly, he also planned to pop the question while he was there – but soon his plans were in jeopardy as the man’s sister suggested he take her children with him, as they too loved Disney cartoons.
The man refused but his niece and nephew begged, then his partner started to feel guilty so suggested they should all go – and now the family have been left divided as the man has, so far, refused.
Taking to Reddit, he said: “It’s also both our first time going, and as my girlfriend is obsessed with Disney it’s where I’m planning to propose to her.
“My sister knows I’m proposing as she helped me pick out the ring and she was very supportive until she found out where I was planning to propose.
“She doesn’t approve of it as we’re not kids and she has stated that as we’re not children it’s ‘weird’ and how if I wanted to go there I should take her kids who are 10 and six.
“I love my niece and nephew but this is a special trip for me and my girlfriend.
“I explained this to my Sister and I thought she understood, but next time I was over seeing her kids they were upset as she had told them about the Disney trip and they couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t take them.
“I tried to console them but I felt very put on the spot and upset by this, I ended up leaving not long after and my sister keeps badgering me to take the kids now as they’re so upset.
“The worst part is my girlfriend is starting to feel guilty and wondering if we should just take the kids with us. I can’t explain to her why I’m so angry right now as I want to make this a special thing for her.”
After the man shared his story online, he was inundated with comments from other Reddit users who were quick to side with him – saying it wasn’t his responsibility to take his sister’s children on holiday.
One user said: “Your sister is a gigantic a*e. If she wants her kids to experience Disney, she can take them whenever she wants. To tell her kids about Disney with you is emotional abuse. She’s terrible.”
And another wrote: “Let me guess: Your sister hasn’t offered to pay for her kids to go there either?”
Then a third added: “This is emotional blackmail. Why did she tell them? Do not back down. Enjoy and congratulations on your future engagement.”