John has turned to Reddit after his sneaky stepdaughters hid his daughter’s passport to force her to stay home from a family vacation. Now he’s canceling the trip!
A Happy Family?
John has been happily married to his wife, Beth, for five years. They have a daughter together, Jessica, who is 18 years old.
All Living Together
On top of that, John also has two stepdaughters, Monica and Leah, who are 25 and 28 years old.
They all live together, and everything seemed fine—until the recent drama started.
Babysitting For Extra Cash
Monica and Leah frequently asked Jessica to babysit their kids. At first, Jessica didn’t mind since it was a way for her to earn some extra cash.
A Lowered Wage
Trouble brewed when Monica and Leah started paying her less than what she deserved.
Jessica decided to put her foot down and refused to babysit for them anymore.
Mom Would Sort the Pay
To solve the issue, John and Beth agreed that Beth would take care of paying for the babysitting from now on.
Fun Family Trip Planned
Fast forward to the much-anticipated family vacation. John planned a fun-filled trip for everyone to enjoy.
She Was Expected to Babysit Instead of Vacation
But then, the unexpected happened. Monica and Leah had a different idea—they wanted Jessica to stay home and babysit the kids instead of going on vacation.
Thinking About the Kids!
They argued that the kids were used to Jessica’s care and that hiring another babysitter would create problems.
Did She Even Want to Go?
They even claimed that Jessica wasn’t enthusiastic about the destination.
However, it was clear that Jessica wanted to go on the trip.
The Family Was Feuding
The back-and-forth discussions about Jessica staying home went on and on.
She’d Get Paid Double-Time
Beth even offered to pay Jessica double, but John had had enough.
He demanded that they stop pushing the idea.
Her Passport Went Missing
The day of the trip arrived, and everyone was ready to go. But Jessica couldn’t find her passport!
Panic ensued as they searched high and low, wasting precious time.
They Confessed to Hiding it!
Here’s where things take a shocking turn. Monica finally confessed that she and Leah had hidden Jessica’s passport to manipulate her into staying home. Can you believe it?
They Wouldn’t Give it Back
John was beyond furious and demanded they reveal the passport’s whereabouts. They played the blame game, with Monica saying Leah had it and Leah denying it.
Her Dad Threatened Them
In a desperate move, John threatened to cancel the vacation altogether.
They Returned the Stolen Passport
That’s when the stepdaughters finally surrendered the passport.
He Wasn’t Going to Play Happy Families
But guess what? John decided to follow through with his threat and canceled the trip!
As expected, chaos erupted within the family.
The Step-Sisters Sulked
John berated Monica and Leah for their deceitful actions, leaving them feeling upset and isolated upstairs.
Their Mom Didn’t Agree With the Consequence
Beth refused to speak to John and accused him of punishing his stepdaughters, who were only concerned about their kids’ well-being and wanted them to stay with someone familiar.
Did He Overreact?
The tensions ran high, and John found himself being labeled as the one who overreacted and ruined the entire vacation.
He Couldn’t Kick Them Out
Some of you might be wondering why John didn’t kick Monica and Leah out of the house. Well, the truth is, it’s not that simple. John’s wife, Beth, co-owns the house, making eviction impossible.
They’re Grown Adults!
Redditors were quick to jump in and thrust their views, with the majority supporting John’s idea to cancel the trip.
One reader slammed John’s family in this comment, “To be honest, I would have kicked your wife and lazy no-good stepchildren out right then and there and ended the marriage. If they were 12, I might understand this level of entitlement and immaturity. But in their late 20s?”
It’s Time to Rethink Your Situation…
With another agreeing, blasting the wife and stepdaughters, “You don’t just have a stepdaughters problem, you have a wife problem. I would rethink your current family situation and how your daughter is being treated.”
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