A woman and her husband had found themselves facing parenthood at the young age of 17 years old. For years they worked hard to provide for the child despite being broke, eventually earning themselves a life of luxury, yet this lucrative life was all their first son would ever know.
Years Of Hard Work
Despite their initial years of financial hardship, the woman and her husband persevered. With unwavering determination, they climbed the career ladder, and their hard work paid off. “Currently, we both work well-paying jobs, own a spacious home together, and have our luxuries”, the woman beamed.
Two More Children
After securing their lucrative new life, the couple had a further two children. Their first son was now a young adult, and the other two children were 5 and 8. However, the parents’ career-driven lifestyles made it difficult for them to be around all the time, so they enlisted the help of a nanny named May.
Matt’s Personality Shift
Matt’s life took an unexpected turn at the age of 11. “We put him in private school and something brought out a selfish and elitist side of him”, his mother lamented. “We tried our best to try to improve it, but with the onset of adolescence and stubbornness, it just seemed to get worse”.
Realizing that their son needed a dose of reality, the woman and her husband made a pivotal decision on his 16th birthday. He was to begin part-time work and gradually shoulder some financial responsibilities, a step that would hopefully temper his outlook.
Planning An International Getaway
After enduring the hardships of a global pandemic, the woman and her husband decided it was high time for the family to have an international escape. They chose to bring May on this adventure, off the clock, and they planned to surprise her with first-class airplane seats for her and her son.
The Unexpected Objection
However, their plans faced an unexpected obstacle when Matt overheard their intentions. “He asked why we should do this, as we were already paying for everything, and suggested we just let her go economy class if she can’t afford first class”, the woman remembered.
Defending May’s Worth
The woman expressed her appreciation for May, explaining that she sacrificed her time with her own child to care for his little siblings, and it was the least they could do. Matt, however, remained adamant in his stance.
An Unanticipated Offer
In retaliation to her son who was becoming increasingly ungrateful and elitist, the woman offered the boy an economy seat instead of first class. She asserted that he could upgrade with his own money if he saw fit. Matt agreed, perceiving it as a mere jest despite her being deadly serious.
A Shocking Reality
The day of departure finally arrived, and Matt’s reality check was long overdue. He was taken aback when he realized that his mother had followed through with her offer. Frustration and outrage consumed him, leading to a tantrum at the airport.
The mother maintained her position, asserting that Matt had been given ample time to gather the funds for an upgrade. The flight proceeded, marked by Matt’s persistent complaints of economy class “being comparable to torture”.
In the aftermath of the journey, the woman and her husband aligned in believing that the lesson was well-needed. However, Matt’s grandparents disagreed, deeming her actions to be excessive.
The Internet’s Verdict
After the woman posted her story online, most people agreed that the lesson the parents taught their son was fantastic. “Brilliant parenting right there”, one reader exclaimed. “Well done for recognizing that your employee deserved that break too!”
Many people felt that Matt needed some serious help to change his attitude. “If this hasn’t worked, I would try a family therapist to see what is at the bottom of his relationship with money and what you can do to change it”.
To her dismay, the mother realized that some readers actually blamed her and her husband for Matt’s elitist behavior. “He is entitled and needed this reality check”, one commenter applauded. “However, if he is this entitled, someone set the stage for this to happen”.
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