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Widow Kicks Unemployed Son and Heavily Pregnant Wife Out on the Street, Later Gets a Call from Mom

Rita Kumar
Mar 12, 2022
02:20 A.M.
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When the mother got home, she witnessed her teenage daughter in the living room anxiously waiting for her in tears. The mom realized why only after entering the girl's room.

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A single mother struggling with her adult son moving in with his heavily pregnant wife in tow turned to Reddit's "AITA" sub for justice after she was compelled to kick them out of her house. 

Posting as Kimxxx45 on Reddit, the mom said she couldn't hold herself together after seeing her son Dale, 22, and his wife team up to destroy the painful memories his little sister cherished.

OP's son & pregnant daughter-in-law temporarily moved in with her. | Source: Flickr

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The Original Poster (OP) said she hailed from a society that was grim on single moms. OP lost her husband when her daughter Kim was 10, and since then, life was nothing short of a roller coaster ride for her. Although the people around OP expected her to give up, she never did and put in a brave fight to give the best to her two children.

The mom was determined not to be a failure in her children's eyes, and for this, she worked very hard. Over time, she became overly protective of 15-year-old Kim to a point where she never thought twice to dump a male "friend" who was nice to her but mean to her daughter. OP never put up with anyone who treated Kim poorly.

Just as she focused more on her girl, Dale and his heavily pregnant wife temporarily moved in to stay with them. The real problem sparked after Dale's wife developed a fetish for Kim's personal space.

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OP was overly protective of her daughter, Kim. | Source: Pexels

The expecting mom often invaded Kim's privacy by walking into her room unannounced and laying her hands on her belongings. Sometimes, she'd even destroy Kim's things. Although OP kept calm, she eventually realized Dale and his wife had slowly started transforming Kim's room into a storage space for their baby's stuff.

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The mom assumed it would get sorted but returned home to a terrible sight...she angrily stormed to Kim's room to see for herself. 

When asked to move the things to the storage room, Dale always talked OP out of it, saying their belongings might get damaged, which OP completely disagreed with. However, she thought their antics would end there, but it had only begun.

Dale & his wife gradually started transforming Kim's room into a storage space. | Source: Pexels

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Shortly after moving in, Dale and his wife told OP they wished to stay a little longer after the delivery until the baby turned a few months old. The daughter-in-law then suggested how Kim could better suit OP's room while she turned Kim's room into a charming nursery.

OP couldn't believe Dale's wife just said this and downright refused to discuss the matter anymore. Although Dale understood, his wife didn't. Unmoved by OP's response, she tried convincing Kim to agree and give up her room for her "nephew."

When Kim brought it up to OP, she was annoyed and firmly asked Dale's wife to stop annoying her daughter. Assuming it would end there, OP went about her work the next day but returned home to a terrible sight—Kim was crying in the living room while Dale moved all her stuff out to make room for their baby stuff.

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Kim was crying in the living room while her brother & his wife busily fixed her room. | Source: Pexels

She toured around Kim's room and saw that her bed was gone. Kim's favorite posters, closet, and some of the graphic art she put up with her dad were removed. OP was enraged and immediately confronted Dale, who told her it was his wife's idea and that he'd sort it out with her later.

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An intense argument sparked between OP and her daughter-in-law, who added insult to injury by saying Kim could take the storage room if she wanted. Extremely annoyed, OP expelled Dale and his wife in the spur of the moment. Unbelievably, she fell under the scrutiny of her mom and sister, who accused her of playing favorites.

OP was upset when Dale later told her how his wife wanted to put up the nursery in Kim's room and share pictures on social media. The mom was hurt and turned to Reddit for justice, asking random strangers online if what she did was wrong.

OP sought perspective from people for ousting her son & his pregnant wife. | Source: Pexels

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Unsurprisingly, the post's top-voted commenter type1error sided with OP and said she was an amazing mother who was compelled to make the painful decision to protect her daughter.

"You and your daughter were already making a great sacrifice sharing a home with a newborn. That wasn't good enough," the Redditor asserted, adding how it was unfair on Dale and his wife's part to expect everyone to sacrifice for their child.

User Accomplished_Hat_576 posted an insightful question stating: "Isn't it generally recommended the baby sleep in the same room at least for the first couple months anyway?" Redditor lyralady was one of the first few who immediately raced to the thread to add:

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"Six months is a minimum - I think the ideal is supposed to be a year of co-sleeping...A newborn absolutely doesn't need a whole separate room to themselves."

People online praised OP for taking a stand for her daughter & protecting her. | Source: Pexels

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OP conclusively asserted that although she suggested Dale and his wife share their room with the baby, her daughter-in-law didn't like the idea. "I understand that they're struggling. But this has been Kim's room since she was little. It's her safe place," the mom explained.

She despised how Dale and his wife destroyed Kim's memories of her dad by removing the posters in her room. "So these are her childhood memories they ruined. It's not okay to do that," OP concluded, determined to protect her daughter in all odds and evens.

Regardless of what the others thought about her, OP was determined to protect her daughter at all times. | Source: Pexels

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Questions to Ponder:

Would you agree to vacate your child's bedroom to accommodate a close family member or a guest?

OP said she lost her temper when she saw her son and daughter-in-law forcefully trying to take up her daughter's room by moving her things out. In the end, OP kicked them out for destroying her daughter's memories of her late dad. How would you react if you find a guest/family member doing the same to your daughter? Would you accommodate them in your child's bedroom and move her elsewhere?

Do you think OP did justice to both her children as a single mom?

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OP asserted how her life as a single mom was challenging, particularly after people she knew expected her to give up or fail miserably. However, she mustered the audacity to become a befitting example to her children and taught them how to overcome challenges. Although her family accused her of playing favorites, OP was determined to surpass any bounds to protect her daughter. How would you deal with people blaming you for playing favorites with your children?

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