(Closed) NWR Rant: In-laws stole our anniversary trip idea!

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 31
437 posts
Helper bee

I am glad you realize how ridiculous your post sounds. Think of how many thousands of people visit those parks on a daily basis. It really isn’t the special experience you think it will be. Trust me. When we went plenty of parents rudely pushed their kids in front of us at parades and lines. And the Disney princesses spend more time with the kids anyway. Have fun with that.

Post # 32
47201 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

blushblossom91:  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Post # 33
6407 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Besides being petty, there is the other issue that you said you KNOW they like to one-up people, but you told them about your vacation plans anyway. Well… you knew what kind of people they were and you told them anyway; these are the consequences. But your vacation is YOUR vacation. You might very well be able to learn from them what to avoid and then really figure out what you want to do and what you don’t – which means that they will have helped to make your vacation better than theirs.

Post # 34
2496 posts
Buzzing bee

You’re kidding, right?

Post # 36
3352 posts
Sugar bee

Sounds like an ideal situation as it decreases the likelihood they will invite themselves along on your trip.

Post # 38
935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

blushblossom91:  You’re definitely being petty! As pinkshoes said, at least they didn’t book it for the same time as you. PS – that happened to me. In Disney as a matter of fact! Future in laws booked the same hotel and everything. And guess what – it really wasn’t the end of the world. We actually ended up having a great time! I’m not sure why this is bothering you so much. 

Post # 39
7644 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

blushblossom91:  It’s petty but, at the same time, I can understand your frustration. And I can see how it would be a tiny bit less special if they came back gushing and sharing all their photos etc etc. Petty I know, but annoying.

Obviously the takeaway lesson is to not share vacation plans with your in-laws, at least not until the week before. TBH I don’t think I’ve ever shared a vacation plan with my inlaws (or family), except to say, “We’re going away next week, could you please feed the cat.” 🙂

Post # 40
575 posts
Busy bee


flossy.lou:  beyond awkward. And I was right at 6 months and feeling pretty good so I packed a bunch of sexy bikinis. Again, planned on seducing my husband all week, didn’t think I’d know anyone else there so I didn’t care about my tush hanging out and such. My Father-In-Law got an eyeful of my nearly naked pregnant body all week…beyond beyond awkward! 

Post # 41
575 posts
Busy bee

SLOBee:  Thanks! 2 years later and I just laugh about it now. My husband still says (jokingly? maybe not) he’s surprised I didn’t burn the hotel down right then and there. I’m all about a tight-knit family but the nerve of some people is just incredible!

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