Sometimes getting along with your in-laws isn’t always the easiest. Whether it be not seeing eye-to-eye or disagreeing on the best way to raise the kids, life can get pretty difficult when there is a lack of respect for each other.
In one woman’s case, she thinks her mother-in-law is “passive-aggressive, nasty, and rude. In fact, she even goes as far as to say, “I can’t stand her.” However, following some of their most recent issues, the woman took to Reddit to vent about her mother-in-law’s most recent antics.
“I don’t really talk to [my mother-in-law] at all and about 6 months ago she moved from my state to where she normally lives after being here for two years to take care of a family member, which was awesome. She’s back, apparently. I found out a few days ago when my husband told me.”
But it was after learning her mother-in-law was back in town, that her husband explained that he was “going to take the kids over one night this week to visit.” That didn’t sit well with the Reddit user, given the current threat of COVID-19.
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“I casually mention that I think tf not and over my dead body will he be taking my kids to visit anyone when we live in the worst and most affected state for coronavirus, in an area with a lot of confirmed cases. His mother has asthma. They are old. I don’t think so. He rolls his eyes and tells me I’m ridiculous. I thought that was the end of that.”
However, that wasn’t the end of it. As the woman continued in her Reddit post, the following day she received a voicemail from her mom-in-law. This is what the voicemail reportedly said:
“Hello, Rivsmama! I wasn’t sure if you knew we were in town since we haven’t heard from you fake laugh. I know you don’t want the kids to see us for whatever reason but if it makes you feel better, I’ll have my Dr. write a note saying I am healthy and then you don’t have any excuse not to let them come over. Sound good? Good. Have husband bring them over either Sunday or Monday evening. We did drive all the way here to see them.”
The voicemail did not sit well with her. “First of all, she is the old person. I know it’s not impossible for kids to get it but you would think she would have the sense to realize that she is putting herself at risk.” She continued writing, “I didn’t ask her to DRIVE to a state that has literally been shut down due to a pandemic to see the kids. In fact, in my state, people over 70 have special rules and regulations about when they can go out and who can visit them right now.”
“She’s making me seem like a jerk when I have never ever kept my kids from seeing her even when she and I were on horrible terms.” While many people agreed that the mother-in-law was not making the best judgments, many also feel that the voicemail may have also been her husband’s fault.
“Hate to say it but you have a [significant other] problem,” one commenter wrote. “He clearly leaked your concerns to her after not taking them seriously.”
“Don’t be ridiculous, [mother-in-law],” another wrote. “You can see them via Facetime… Just like everyone else has to at the moment. It’s the RESPONSIBLE thing to do. After all, you don’t want to risk my kids’ health, do you? Be the Grandma who put her grandchild in intensive care? Thought not!”
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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