Kids should be free to express themselves, especially in the comfort of their own home, but when one grandma steps in and shares her opinion, was this couple right to kick her out?
One mum shares how she wants her son to be free to express himself, however he chooses, “My son is 6 and likes to wear dresses sometimes indoors. And we just do not care.”
“If he comes out as trans, gay, whatever my husband and I 100% support him and love him the way he is,” she revealed in her heartfelt post on reddit.
Her mother-in-law had arrived to stay for an extended period, while she was in between moving houses, “My MIL was planning to stay over for a few weeks before she moves houses. The second day she was here my son wears a dress. MIL makes a screwy face and asks my husband what he’s doing out of our son’s earshot. I didn’t quite hear what my husband said but MIL kept a screwy face for the rest of the day but made no more comment.”
Her mother-in-law didn’t get the hint, and started again, “A couple of days later he wears a dress again. This time MIL turns to our son and says in a very judge-y and mean tone ‘why don’t you go put some jeans on? Why do you want to wear a dress?’.”
Her son was upset at his grandma’s comment, “He had tears in his eyes and came over to me for a cuddle. He was sad and ashamed. I comforted him and told him ‘nope you’re fine to wear a dress please don’t worry’.”
She then politely stood up to her mother-in-law, “I calmly asked MIL for a word in the kitchen. I told her that I want my kids to love themselves and it’s very important for me and her son to install self confidence in them. And that I would prefer she stay with her daughter instead.”
“My husband totally backed me up on this. So we called and arranged for her to stay at my SIL. She was fine with it and we knew MIL would be fine there,” the woman shared, relieved to be able to move her mother-in-law out of her home.
Her mother-in-law wasn’t impressed, “MIL expressed how she couldn’t believe we were being so drastic. But it’s our house and we take her attitude against our son very seriously. This is a judge free house in that way.”
The drama didn’t end there though, with the mother-in-law sharing her disappointment with other family members to rally their support, “She has unfortunately involved a few family members who don’t agree with our decision and have took it upon themselves to tell us.”
Do you think they did the right thing by asking the grandma to move on?