Lots of married couples get pressured by their parents to hurry up and give them grandchildren, but one woman took it to the extreme this Christmas. After dropping hints to her son and his wife and flat out asking when they’re going to have kids, she then turned her quest for more grandkids into a Christmas gift for her daughter-in-law. In a post to Reddit’s “Am I the a-hole” section, the shocked daughter-in-law describes the events that unfolded after she unwrapped her “present” from her in-laws.
She explains that her unique gift includes two pregnancy tests, a teddy bear dressed as a baby and a calendar for tracking cycles. Not exactly what she was expecting, especially since she and her husband are not currently trying to have a baby and her mother-in-law knows this. “This is such a useless ‘gift’ and is not appreciated,” the woman writes, adding that she feels “pressured to have babies by her so often.” The daughter-in-law even suggested that her MIL give them to someone who would use them, but she insisted she keep them “just in case.”
When her in-laws were gone, she tossed the pregnancy tests in the trash and her husband accused her of overreacting and said his parents were just trying to “encourage” them. But she feels their “gift” was “so rude” and she’s asking Reddit if she’s wrong here. Most users agree the mother-in-law was overstepping big time and being disrespectful. Some say she should’ve thrown out the stuff in front of them to drive her point home and another suggests bringing her mother-in-law some retirement home brochures, “just in case.”