This mother-in-law is the original poster (OP) and is concerned about her son’s behavior towards his wife and children. After seeing her daughter-in-law distress and understanding the situation, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Her Daughter-in-Law is a Stay-at-Home Mom
Her son and her daughter-in-law have three young children ages 3, 2 and 4 months. OP’s son convinced his wife to sell her business by telling her how good of a childhood he had and how happy his parents’ marriage was.
Her Son Didn’t Tell His Wife the Truth
OP says her son failed to mention the arrangement that OP and her husband had while the kids were growing up. Everything – chores, childcare, etc. before 9am and after 5pm was shared 50/50. Sundays were OP’s days off and her husband took her out twice a week.
She Noticed Her Daughter-in-Law Struggling
She noticed her daughter-in-law looking sad and decided she wanted to do something to give her a break.
They Gave Her a Birthday Surprise
OP, along with her sister and her friend decided to pitch in money and send her son and daughter-in-law to the spa while they babysit the kids.
Her Daughter-in-Law Called Crying
OP was preparing on Thursday evening for the kids to arrive when her daughter-in-law called upset, saying that they won’t be going because OP’s son has friends coming to town and he wants to spend the weekend with them.
OP Was Furious
OP asked her to tell her more about her situation and her daughter-in-law confessed that OP’s son doesn’t do any chores, never takes her out on dates and she does all the child care because he says “that’s what stay-at-home moms do.”
OP Sent Her to the Spa With a Friend
OP convinced her to bring the kids and take a friend to the spa instead. She even gave her extra money to go shopping and buy herself something nice.
OP Asked Where Her Son Was
When she came, OP begged her to tell her where her son was. She eventually told her which bar he was sitting in with his friends.
OP Humiliated Her Son
OP went to the bar where her son was with his friends and sat down next to them. She then asked her son “did i fail you as a mother or was it your father because we both thought your partner comes before your silly drunk friends.”
Her Daughter-in-Law is Leaving Him
Her daughter-in-law is taking her kids to her parents house when she returns from her spa weekend.
Her Son is Angry With OP
Her son is angry this his mother humiliated him in front of other people and is sticking her nose in his marriage.
The Readers Respond
Readers overwhelmingly supported OP and praised her for sticking up for her daughter-in-law and trying to set her son straight.
“It sounds like your misogynistic son needed some humiliation and to have someone stick their nose into his marriage. It’s not like you are a stranger – you are his mother. Also, this is not a minor thing, this is your son treating his wife like a servant, not a spouse.”
This amazing mother-in-law also called her other kids and their partners and asked them how they were as partners.
“Oh I did, believe me. I rang each one of my kids and they partners. My sons partners Jackson, Sarah and Bella all were surprised at what happened and assured me my sons would be single if they were mistreated, same with my girls’ partners.”
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