Picture the scene: you’ve met the woman of your dreams, fallen in love and planned your perfect wedding.
She’s wearing a beautiful dress and you’re surrounded by loved ones.
It should be amongst the happiest day of a couple’s life.
But hang on – where are your step-kids? The one’s who have been looking forward to this day and should be by your side?
One groom was left fuming after his new brother-in-law took it upon himself to lock the kids in their bedroom – as he thought they would ruin the wedding.
Understandably, the couple were furious – especially as they’d given him strict instructions to behave after he previously complained that the children would be there.
The groom took to Reddit to ask if he was the “a**hole in this scenario – and was widely reassured that he was not.
The groom’s sister met her fiance Tim two years ago, and he sounds like he’s always being a pain, as he repeatedly tried to stop the man’s step children (aged four and six) from visiting their grandparents.
The man wrote: “Tim doesn’t like kids he’s made it clear how much he’s uncomfortable being around them. Every time I brought my kids to my parent’s house. Tim [would] start acting out.
“He tried to in-directly ban the kids from visiting their grandparents’ house. Dad was firm but Tim never stopped trying to exclude my kids from family events.”
So when it came to getting married, Tim tried to talk them out of having their step-children there, claiming it should be an adult event.
But the couple told him to keep his thoughts to himself and urged him to act sensibly ahead of the big day, which the children were excited about.
On the big day, he said Tim looked “visibly upset” and offered to take the children to the bathroom before the meal.
He continued: “Minutes later he came back, I asked where the kids were. He said he took them to their bedroom [because] they wanted to play with their toys.
“I thought it was out of character for them [and] I wondered why they suddenly didn’t want to eat since they said they were hungry.
“I wanted to check on them but got busy with my aunt’s ankle injury.
“My younger sister came telling us the kids’ bedroom’s door was locked and the kids were inside.
“My wife and I were in shock [and] looked for the key. I asked my sister if she was the one who locked them in.
“But Tim said he did it. Saying he was worried they’d wander around unsupervised and wanted to make sure they were safe since everyone was busy.
“I took the key and got the kids out. My daughter told me Tim said I didn’t want them to go outside and that I’d punish them if they did.
“They’re my kids now of course I want them to be at my wedding. My wife was speechless.
I lost my s*** on Tim I called him cruel, selfish for lying and doing this to my kids trying to exclude them. and told him to get out.
“My sister defended him and was crying calling [and] me offensive names. I kicked her out too.”
Now the man’s family are asking the couple to forgive Tim and move on – which understandably, he isn’t super keen on.
Lots of people agreed with him, with one commenting: “Hold on, this guy came to YOUR house, got YOUR kids and locked them in their room?
“Ban this man from your house, ban your sister if necessary and whoever tells you you are overreacting tell them that you are being calm enough. This is beyond cruel, that was dangerous and that man is dangerous to have around.”
Another said: “What if a fire started in the house. You had no clue where your kids were and they had no ability to get out. That is so terrifyingly dangerous.”
A third added: “Tim needs to be banned from your house.”
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