A wife took to Reddit after she and her husband broke the news to her mother-in-law that they want to live their life “childfree.”
The woman said that their conversation led to a rather unexpected reaction.
The poster, who goes by Becky_Lynch55 on Reddit, said that she and her husband are “adamantly childfree people.” She wrote:
For those of you who don’t know exactly what that means, basically we don’t want to have kids…ever. We are in our late 20’s and we enjoy our carefree lives so much that we decided that we thought it would be best to never have kids.
However, her mother-in-law didn’t take it well. She added:
We broke the “sad” news to my [mother-in-law] around the holiday season. Instantly she went into hysterics about how “the bloodline and family name will die with [dear husband].” Mind you [dear husband] has two youngers sisters, so I don’t quite think the “bloodline” is quite as dead as you think lady.
Despite the mother-in-law’s objection, she said that she’d respect the couple’s decision.
The wife said she and her husband weren’t in close contact with the mom for months, but she offered to come over and cook them dinner this week.
The mother-in-law arrived when the poster was still at work and sent her husband to the grocery store to pick up something.
She had no idea the mother-in-law was already in her home, and the mother-in-law had no idea that her daughter-in-law was getting back from work.
That’s when they had an awkward encounter. The poster wrote:
When I walk in I don’t expect anyone to be home and I casually make my way into our bedroom to change out of my work clothes. When I opened the door into our bedroom what I see is what looks like [mother-in-law] carefully trying to poke holes into our condoms.
The mother-in-law quickly came up with an excuse for sabotaging their birth control, the wife wrote:
She snaps her head in my direction with this mortifying deer in the headlights look on her face. Like a fish out of water. She mumbles something about how she’s “trying to save the family” and frantically runs out of the house before I even have a chance to say anything.
She said the mother-in-law went to her car and left in such a hurry that she almost ran over the wife’s foot.
Her husband said he couldn’t believe a “sweet old lady” would poke holes in their condoms.
After the incident, the wife said she’s worried there have been other attempts to sabotage their birth control, but she just doesn’t know.
She’s unsure of how to address the situation.
What would you do if you caught your mother-in-law doing this? Let us know in the comments.