A son and his partner are asking the internet for advice after revealing that his mother walked around nitpicking the cleanliness of their home on her first visit to the house to meet her newborn twins before they politely asked her to leave.
The first-time father recently posted his story on a Reddit forum where members of the public turn to the internet for advice on life’s tricky situations.
“My mom is expecting an apology from me for ruining her first meeting with her grandkids,” said the young father. “I’m not sure if there was a better way to handle what happened.”
The young man explained that his newborn twins were only four weeks old and that he and his partner delayed having their mother come over to visit earlier because both he and his partner were exhausted.
However, when the man’s mother did arrive to meet her grandchildren for the first time, she began pointing out all the untidy areas in the home and seemed more worried about that than meeting her actual grandchildren.
“Who can expect to keep a clean house with one newborn, much less twins? And why would the grandma even care?”
The grandmother questioned why the twin’s play mat was on the floor, even after the couple explained that the babies were playing on them earlier that day.
She then complained about the bin being full even though the man had taken the garbage out earlier that morning due to the amount of mess that two newborns can produce.
The young man was well aware of his mother’s stance on cleanliness, but as his frustration grew, the young father eventually told his mother to ‘knock it off’.
The young man’s partner was asleep when the grandmother arrived after a long night of feeding and dealing with the aftermath of a caesarean birth.
After waking up one hour into the grandmother’s visit, the young woman greeted her before having to retreat to the bedroom to feed one of the kids and then rock the other one back to sleep.
But that didn’t stop the mother from questioning the young lady’s manners despite everything that she had been dealing with over the last four weeks.
The grandmother then went on to say that her son’s partner’s actions were “not right” because they were having company at the house and that although she was there to meet her grandchildren she still expects to see a tidy house.
After growing tired of his mother’s negativity, the young father eventually asked her to leave, which she promptly did.
Now, weeks after her first visit, the grandmother is asking for an apology and claiming that both her son and his partner treated her poorly on a day that was supposed to be memorable for her.
The young father is now asking the internet if he was wrong for asking his mother to leave and if he could have handled things differently? Or is his mother in the wrong for her actions on the day?
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