Those who have harmonious relationships with their in-laws consider themselves lucky as others just couldn’t make a strong connection with them.
One woman has shared how she was left furious after her mother-in-law asked for payment for spending time with her baby girl while she and her husband go to work.
Writing to Bright Side, the mother explained that she and her husband have been happily married for a decade.
They just recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl, and because both of them work full-time, her mother-in-law offered to watch their daughter.
“We accepted and it’s all good, she has a way with kids so no comments there. I truly appreciate her time and devotion and everything she does. She not only watches the baby but also does the dishes, cooks, and cleans.”
But when she and her mother-in-law had a talk where she asked them for payment, the couple were left shocked.
“How dare she ask for money for precious time with her grandchild? Putting a price on time spent with Katie??” the woman expressed.
“When I was a baby, my grandma used to babysit me and my sister for hours on end. My grandma never asked for any kind of payment, money, or gifts, she just did it out of love for us.”
She also said that she babysat her siblings for hours for free.
“I’m angry and this situation has started to affect my marriage,” the woman went on. “My husband believes that she has the right to get paid because if she didn’t care for our kid, we’d still be obligated to hire a complete stranger and we’d probably end up paying even more.”
BrightSide users were quick to share their thoughts on the situation, with one person writing: “she offered to babysit and help but all day, every day for 6 months AND doing your housework? cmon, anyone would offer to pay her something well before that 6 month point . spending precious time with a grandchild is not at all what this scenario is.”
Another said: “Dear, in your place I would take my son and run away from husband and mother-in-law !!! if in situations like this you don’t have the support of your husband, your child will grow up in a family where the word fight will always be present. Think carefully about your future choices.”
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