Mum Sparks Debate After Brother 'Uninvites' Her Children From His Wedding
The anonymous took to Mumsnet where she vented her fury after her 10-year-olds were uninvited by their uncle, who they 'idolise.'
"They are 10 and very sensible so would not be kicking off in the ceremony," she explained on the forum.
"They have never been to a wedding before, there are no other kids in our family so this was a big deal to them.
"They are now uninvited because the guest list is too big so there is a no kid policy to exclude the kids of the brides cousins and other guests kids.
"I know it's their wedding, they can invite who they like but I feel really sad that my kids will miss the wedding of the uncle they idolise and they will be so disappointed that they now can't come."
"I really don't know whether to tell my brother and his fiancé that it's quite upsetting or just to pretend we are all fine with it.
"I also am thinking I should pass the uninviting job to my brother and let him deal with: explain the reversal of invite.
"It was more of a general conversation like a kids saying 'wow that's so exciting can we come' 'yes course you can'.
"My DB (dear brother) did say they there were having a general no kid rule with the exception of my kids and a few other specific kids."
The anonymous woman's post was met with mixed responses, with some parents suggesting the uncle should be forced to explain it to the children himself.
"It's sh*t of them to invite them then uninvite them. Tell your brother he has to explain it to them himself," one user wrote, while another added: "Uninviting them is just shockingly rude."
Some people even suggested the woman should boycott her brother's wedding if he's not willing to have his nieces and nephews there.
"Don't go. It is totally unfair to tell children they are invited and then decide not to.
"Tell your brother you are all going as a family (as originally planned and apparently agreed by him) or none of you are."
However, others told the mum to "suck it up," with one commenting: "I find sometimes close family assume that their kids will be invited and then are a bit upset when it comes to the invites, to find the kids aren't actually invited.
"I think suck it up in this situation as you'd be unreasonable to demand a say in who they invite."
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