What would you do if your mother-in-law gifted you a pregnancy test for Christmas? That’s exactly what happened to one woman, so she took to Reddit to get some feedback from the community.
“Sunday she and my father in law stopped by with our holiday ‘gift.’ She does not like to give gift cards or money for gifts for some reason,” wrote the woman. “Inside the gift was two pregnancy tests, a teddy bear dressed as a baby, and a calendar for tracking cycles.”
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“I told her they weren’t going to be used anytime soon so they would be better returning the gifts or giving them to someone else who would use them,” she added. “She was upset of course but said I keep them ‘just in case’ and it feels like she is undermining me again.”
The woman shares that she ultimately tossed the unwelcome gift in the trash, but her husband wasn’t happy wasting the pregnancy tests.
“I threw away the tests and toy and calendar after they left. My husband thinks I am over reacting and they just want to ‘encourage’ us but this is overstepping to me. His mother thinks I was disrespectful denying the gift like I did, she does not know I threw them away.”
“My husband tried to get the gifts from the trash as we might use them later on but I said no leave them there, and he thinks I am wrong and wasteful for what I am doing.”
A majority of Reddit readers agreed with the woman, letting her know that she is not in the wrong for this one and her mother-in-law definitely overstepped this holiday season.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.
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