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Man cuts honeymoon short because in-laws refuse to feed his 'spoiled' son.

Man cuts honeymoon short because in-laws refuse to feed his 'spoiled' son.


Dietary preferences are super common. Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Keto are all so common that most restaurants have at least a few options for each. However, there are people who genuinely, for medical reasons, have to abide by those dietary restrictions. In today's food world isn't super hard, but for others may come off as a nuisance.

On a popular Reddit thread in the Am I the A**hole Subreddit, one man cancels his vacation because his in-laws don't believe in dietary restrictions.

He writes:

My wife and I got married months ago. We didn't have the opportunity to go on a honeymoon, but then I planned a trip for us as a couple. I originally was planning on leaving my 9yo son with his regular babysitter.

However, my wife insisted that we leave him with her parents. I agreed but was hesitant because my son has dietary restrictions due to medical problems, and my in-laws commented on his eating habits as 'spoiled.'

I sent him there and gave them a list of what food he should be fed. On the trip's fourth day, he video-called me and told me he'd been eating only snacks and hadn't eaten a warm meal in days. I was puzzled. I asked if his grandparents didn't cook any of his regular meals on the list, and he said no.

They just gave him snacks. I was livid, especially after I contacted MIL, and after she told me she wasn't a 'personal cook' and that it wasn't her fault, I spoiled my son. I cut the trip short and went home immediately.

My wife was upset, saying instead of cutting the trip short; I should've let the babysitter take care of feeding him. We fought, and she told me that her parents owed me nothing and that I always ruined things for us. Now I ruined the trip she paid for.

The internet had some opinions they wanted to share.

urReplyisDumb says:

NTA (Not the A**hole), you have made a serious mistake marrying this woman, and your son will suffer with her.

MbMinx says:

NTA! I don't want to be alarmist, but this is not a good sign for your marriage. Your wife INSISTS you leave your son with her parents instead of his regular caregiver. Her parents REFUSED to follow your son's dietary plan.

You hurry home to care for your son, and she fights, claiming YOU ruined the trip. You are SO FAR from being TA. But your wife? Her family? None of them give a damn about your son. It's not going to get better. You and your son deserve better.

stinstin555 says:

NTA. Kids come first. I hope this is the first and LAST time you leave your son with them. How cruel and cold you must be to starve a child .I would have left the wife on vacation. Do her parents owe you anything? No. Did you have a reasonable expectation that your son would be fed meals? Yes, or else I'm sure you never would've left him in their care.

Seems like someone isn't comfortable taking responsibility for their actions and it isn't you, OP.

Sources: Reddit
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