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My mother-in-law surprised my partner with a prepaid ‘paternity holiday’

Do you recall the first few weeks with your kid if you’ve had one? The days and nights pass in a whirl of sleep deprivation and aching nipples. Imagine your mother-in-law taking your spouse on a single vacation while you’re still recovering from the delivery. This is reality for one lady, and she is now being made to feel like a bad person. Read the story and how would you deal in this scenario.

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I’m 37 weeks pregnant now and my boyfriend took 3 weeks off work to stay with me so that we can adjust to being parents to a newborn. This is my first and I’m very nervous and really need the support right now.

My boyfriend’s mother took it upon herself to schedule a “paternity vacation” for my boyfriend for the last two weeks of his leave. She came over for dinner and surprised him with it. It’s an all expense paid vacation to Italy for my boyfriend as his paternity present.

She gave me a jade stoned bracelet and a matching newborn one for the baby as it’s part of their culture to give the family stone to the mother and child once they enter the family. That was very kind of her.

However I told her that his leave was for helping with the baby. She was taken aback and said that he would be with me for a week and that was long enough. Her husband never even stayed at the hospital with her when her son was born.

I told her and my boyfriend that I didn’t want him to go and that she should have asked first before buying such an extraordinary gift. She left in tears because I was “ungrateful” and ruining her son’s experience.

My boyfriend pretty much agrees that he should go for at least a week because she paid for it but I really wanted him to stay with me and bond with our daughter. Am I A Jerk? 

Would you be mad in her position?


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