November 26, 2019
A woman on Reddit attracted a lot of criticism to herself after sharing that she wanted to ask her mother-in-law to buy a new house to be able to see her grandchild.
The pregnant woman narrated how her mother-in-law discovered that she had cockroaches in her house. At the time of her discovery, the roaches were just babies, and she found only two after cleaning the whole house.
Her mother-in-law then told her that they had cleaned the entire house and that the cockroaches were gone, which she and her husband believed since they only saw two of the insects.
However, they were at her mother-in-law's house a week ago and discovered a huge cockroach on the wall. The mother-in-law quickly killed the cockroach and said she didn't know where they were coming from, which made the woman believe that the roaches were living in her walls.
The pregnant woman also believed that the cockroaches were past the baby phase, and would infest her mother-in-law soon. Without saying a word, she and her husband packed the baby things they had stored in the mother-in-law's house out.
They also decided that they wouldn't be going to the mother-in-law's house until they were sure there are no more cockroaches in her home, which they can't be very sure about, as she could easily lie to them.
They considered paying to have a professional clean the house but didn't do it, because they felt the roaches would return since her mother-in-law and father-in-law didn't clean the house regularly.
Now the woman said she and her husband are thinking of telling her mother-in-law that they wouldn't be bringing the baby to her house, but that she was always welcome to their house anytime she wanted.
However, if she wanted to have the baby brought to her house for overnight visits, she had to sell her house and move to an area with lesser amounts of roaches and bugs. This they felt wouldn't be a bad compromise, since the mother-in-law had talked about selling her house before.
Reddit Users who read the woman's post told her that she would be erring if she asked her mom to get a new house because she was having a baby, as that would be extreme.
One user asked her not to send her baby down to her mother-in-law's house if she didn't feel comfortable, as getting a new home would be a waste of time.
Another user said she could bring up the idea of her mother-in-law getting a new house without mentioning the baby. Then, after giving birth, she can say she is not bringing the baby because of the roaches.
In another incident, a Reddit user asked other users if she would be erring for refusing to let her parents see her child after they kicked her out fifteen years ago.
According to her, her parents kicked her out of their house because she chose to date a guy three years older than her. The guy's family, however, took care of her, and now she's through with medical school, and also the mother of a beautiful baby girl.
She, however, kept in touch with her junior brother, who came to visit her and the baby. He told her to forgive her parents and let them see their grandchild.
She said she wasn't ready to do that, and that her parents disowned her, hence she owes them nothing, causing conflict between her and her brother.
Reddit Users who commented were shocked at the reason her parents kicked her out and said she had every right to feel the way she did and was, therefore, not in the wrong.