AUDREY Roloff has confessed she left her youngest son behind as she and the rest of her family headed for a Disneyland vacation.
The Little People, Big World star has been slammed for her perceived poor parenting skills.
Instagram/@audreyroloffAudrey and her family went to Disneyland – minus baby Rad[/caption]
Audrey Roloff/InstagramThe reality star admitted she left her youngest at home[/caption]
Audrey, 31, husband Jeremy, 32, and children Ember, five, and Bode, three have been vacationing in Anaheim, California and enjoying the happiest place on earth.
Happy for everyone except one-year-old Radley, whom the parents left at home.
Audrey tried to defend the decision in an Instagram story.
“Yes we left Rad,” she confessed over a photo of her smiling in the bright sunshine.
“We wanted to spend more one-on-one time with the olders and Rad is at a tough age for Disneyland and just traveling in general.”
The mother-of-three said it was a difficult decision, but one she thinks was the right one.
“Part of me wanted to bring him last minute, but now that we are here I’m glad we didn’t this time,” she concluded.
KEEPING THE FAITH
Audrey’s parenting choices have been criticized in the past, with many fans complaining that she is even taking them to Disney in the first place.
On Monday, Audrey responded in an Instagram video to haters who questioned her Christian faith after she headed to the theme park.
She captioned her video: “Turns out the happiest place on earth is not so popular these days….”
In the clip, she looked tired of yet seemingly unsurprised by the judgemental comments.
Audrey gave a slight smirk, appearing unbothered as she played with her long red hair before she cut to screenshots of the comments in the video.
Most of the negativity came from self-described Christians who questioned her faith for the trip.
“Disney is a wine company that hates family values and Christianity,” one person commented.
Another added: I suppose next you will be taking your kids to a drag queen story time!
While a third promised: “(I) would not take my kids there ever.”
Despite the remarks, Audrey did find some positive comments to highlight.
“We are a Christian family and we went and had a blast, and I can assure you that God is not mad,” someone noted on Instagram.
Another Instagram user added: “I’m a Christian AND a Disney travel agent!” before adding sarcastically: “Can you even believe it?! The audacity to both love Jesus and help families plan magical memories…”
Critics further accused Audrey of being “condescending” in a recent social media post about her family trip.
Audrey posted a photo to her Instagram Stories of her five-year-old daughter Ember meeting the character Rapunzel.
In the photo, Ember was dressed in a yellow princess costume smiling broadly while standing next to the character.
Audrey captioned the post in part: “Then got to meet her favorite princess that she mostly only knows from books.”
Some critics assumed the reality star meant that she hasn’t allowed her daughter to watch the Disney film.
One sounded off on a popular Reddit thread following the family writing: “Basically Auj is taking the opportunity to note that they aren’t really huge Disney fans because her kid knows Rapunzel from reading and not from seeing the Disney movie.
“Like, you’re at Disneyland. You don’t go there if you don’t like Disney. Seriously, who spends the money if you really don’t like Disney and don’t allow your kids to watch?”
“Just say she got to meet her favorite princess. Sheesh. It doesn’t matter where she knows her from,” wrote another critic.
Another scathed: “so condescending.”
Instagram/AudreyroloffAudrey clapped back after some Christian followers criticized the trip[/caption]
She shared some of the comments she received on both sidesInstagram / Audrey RoloffAudrey was called condescending[/caption]