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A co-worker was just telling about how she and her entire family (siblings, spouses, her kids, their kids, etc) are going on a cruise next week.... 

"For my son's honeymoon!"

Wtf.  This is a middle aged woman who talks CONSTANTLY about her adult children.  Like, more than any sane person would talk about a newborn.

Different strokes, but ick.

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    Marzipan13Marzipan13 member
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    edited May 2014
    Ick is right...  like you said, "different strokes", but why would you want to go on your son's honeymoon?  As the son, how would you be okay with that?!  

    ETA:  Wait, is the cruise she's going on her son's honeymoon?  Or is she going on said cruise
    because her son's going on his honeymoon?

    One of my bridesmaids (the know-it-all one) said her & her boyfriend (our best man) were going to come with us on our honeymoon to Oktoberfest.  We put that fire out real quick. 
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    KGold80KGold80 member
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    That's insane. Is the son getting married on the cruise? That's the only way I can possibly imagine this being okay...
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    Nope, already got married a couple of weeks ago.  They are all going, it's his honeymoon.

    That family is fucking weird.

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    I will admit: I am going on vacation with my parents the week after the wedding.

    But that is because we go to my parents' timeshare every year around that time. We will have different apartments and totally different schedules. We are also not calling it our honeymoon... our honeymoon will be next year, when we've saved up for our first private vacation together.
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    Yeah...I mean, DH and I took my parents out to brunch the day after our wedding, before we went back to their house to open our gifts, 

    But then we went on our real honeymoon in April. I called my parents periodically to say hi, and they were surprised every time I did.

    But taking them with us? OH HELL NO.


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    I'm gonna go with 'not my circus, not my monkeys.'
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    Most of the vacations we have gone on have been with my family which is really fun! But our honeymoon was just US! Which was so amazingly awesome! Since we were out of the country we didn't even call our parents which typically would be very hard for me, but we were having so much fun and truly enjoyed the seclusion after so much attention!
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    Noooooooooooooooo! I don't understand why this is becoming a thing. 
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    I refuse to even call my parents when we are on a regular vacation. I deserve one damn week a year of me time and not having to deal with anybody else. There's absolutely no way they would come on our honeymoon.
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    Cookie PusherCookie Pusher member
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    FI and I went on my friend and her husband's honeymoon. They went to WDW, and thought it would be fun for us to all go together. We stayed in different hotels, but we ran around the parks together acting like kids, drinking around the world at Epcot, meals at the fancy restaurants... but after dinner, that was it, we went off and did our own thing before meeting up again in the morning!

    I totally wouldn't do something like that with my parents, though. They do not need to see me that drunk or hear inappropriate stories while I'm drunk.
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    Omg, just no. FI tried inviting his best friends on our honeymoon and I was not a happy camper. Thankfully that was nipped in the bud fast! We're planning for a trip this winter for all of us to go somewhere in the winter instead. A honeymoon is different. Most of our time will be spent in the room anyways. Lol

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    I'm pretty sure my crazy ass would end up on the news if either of our parents attempted to join us on the vacation.
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    We are getting married at Disneyland and our families are staying a couple days after so we can do the parks together. We will have our own room, though.

    We aren't doing a honeymoon at this time. We will probably save up to go to England next year.
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    FI and I went on my friend and her husband's honeymoon. They went to WDW, and thought it would be fun for us to all go together. We stayed in different hotels, but we ran around the parks together acting like kids, drinking around the world at Epcot, meals at the fancy restaurants... but after dinner, that was it, we went off and did our own thing before meeting up again in the morning!

    I totally wouldn't do something like that with my parents, though. They do not need to see me that drunk or hear inappropriate stories while I'm drunk.
    My friends did that recently. They called it a "buddymoon". :)
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    Those cruise ships are HUGE.  You could go for an entire day without running into your relatives.  I would ask the travel agent to assign a cabin far away from the parents.
    Cruise ships are sometimes destination wedding venues.  It isn't unusual for the families to go cruising together.
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    Just....ugh.   No way, no chance, no how.   FI has brought up the idea of us postponing our HM and taking a trip together next year, which is fine - I can deal.  But no chance in HELL are our parents, friends, siblings, or anyone else going to be along for the ride! 

    And, fwiw, I told FI that, if we do postpone the HM, we need to take a week or so after the wedding for ourselves - I don't care where we go or what we do, even if it's just staying at home.  We're turning off the phones, locking the doors, and we'll check in with the rest of the world later.  So, yeah.......a HM.

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    Noooooooooooooooo! I don't understand why this is becoming a thing. 
    Probably because of spoiled brat kids who can't think on their own + helicopter parents who refuse to cut the cord with their adult children? I let my 10 yr old DD walk to school today (ok, halfway to school, dropped her off past any major road crossings) - plenty of parents I know wouldn't dream of doing that, even though it's completely allowed for the 4th and 5th graders in our city, and lots of kids walk bc we're a virtually bus-free city with neighborhood schools. I am forcing myself to give her more independence, because I can't stand this ridiculous trend of parents not letting their kids grow up.
    Just commenting to say have you heard of free range kids (http://www.freerangekids.com/)? I think you'd really like it!
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