An angry mother has revealed how her parents refused to see her children because they don’t dress up in their best clothes.
She took to Reddit and explained that she and her parents are not on good terms.
“My parents and I have spent some time apart,” she said.
“I stopped speaking to them around 2011, and we got back in touch in 2018 when I sent them invitations to my wedding,” the unnamed mother continued.
The mother said that her children, aged 5, 7, and 11, hadn’t seen their grandparents for some time due to pandemic.
But when the restrictions were lifted in their area, she was able to see her parents again.
“I felt the meeting was fine,” she said.
But when she sent a message to arrange a meeting again, her parents agreed “but the response was very curt, and I felt they might be upset with me.”
“Fast forward to today, and we’re planning to meet up again tomorrow. I was confirming they were still good to meet and mum made some comment about making sure the kids put in an effort this time.
“I thought she was talking about their attitude so I called her to ask if my kids insulted her somehow but she said that she meant appearance.”
She continued: “She feels that last weekend, when my kids all showed up in trainers, jeans, and a hoodie, they were being disrespectful and not putting in the effort.
“I said ‘mum they’re kids for f**** sake.’ Mum maintained that there was a certain level of respect accompanying clothing and them wearing anything less than smart-casual was disrespectful, considering that she and my dad, as well as my husband and I, put in the effort.
“I refused to even let her finish half of her sentences, saying I wouldn’t make my kids dress up to see them.”
Her mother then “became frustrated and ended the call.”
“I then received a string of texts about how it would be nice if I could convince the kids to look nice when they see her, saying it’s not a lot to ask and it teaches good habits, and even if I wouldn’t do that, the absolute least I could have done was let her finish a sentence,” she wrote.
“I said she should say something else then, and she said I was being very rude by not letting her have an opinion and shutting her down like I did.”
Her mother now ‘expects an apology.’
One person commented: “So she was upset cause your children were dressed up like children? What a terrifying concept.”
Another wrote: “Your mother seems to think they’re dolls, not human beings.”
A third added: “If y’all were going out to a fancy restaurant that would be different but a close family visit? They should be allowed to be comfy as should all of you.”
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