It’s completely normal for new parents to require friends and family to stick to certain rules, like washing hands and not kissing a newborn, the first time they come to visit their baby, but apparently one mother-in-law didn’t get the message and it’s causing some major family problems.
A new mom recently shared on Reddit that she’s fuming after her MIL stopped by to drop off some gifts and despite getting into a coughing fit proceeded to kiss her six-day-old grandchild on the face and hands, insisting she didn’t have germs and it was just “allergies.”
The woman shares, "I didn’t say anything at the time, just kindly removed my child from her while my boyfriend told her to get out if she couldn’t respect our wishes." Well, the MIL did not take being scolded well, calling the mother nine times, and finally telling her she’s “a stuck up [expletive] for trying to tell her how to be a grandparent,” adding that she no longer wants anything to do with them or the baby.
While the mother believes her MIL is being “selfish,” she asked folks on Reddit if she was overreacting to her MIL’s actions, and most people agreed that she wasn’t. "She doesn't have germs, what kind of a ninny is she?,” one person wrote, while another added, “clearly someone has to tell her how to grandparent bc she can’t be [expletive] to figure out basic boundaries. Besides being a grandparent is a privilege not a right so maybe she doesn’t get that right."