A mother has been left raging after her in-laws forced her 4-year-old son to wet his own pants while they were babysitting.
The furious mother had left her son with her husband, the child’s stepdad, while she went to her friend’s funeral.
But while she was grieving her late best friend, her husband dropped the 4-year-old off at his sister’s house without consulting her first.
The mother then received a text from her sister-in-law asking her to collect the boy, saying he had wet himself.
“I was all kinds of shocked and confused and had many questions in mind, like how the hell my son ended up at my sister-in-law’s house after I left him with his step-dad,” she wrote on Reddit.
“I called my husband but he didn’t answer or call back.”
The woman continued: “I went over there quickly and found my son crying and wet. I asked my sister-in-law and her husband what happened and they said my son was making so much noise while playing with the kids so they put him on time out.
“After that he told them he needed the bathroom but my sister-in-law’s husband said he couldn’t go to the bathroom while on time out and denied him access after he begged, resulting in him peeing right where he was standing.”
The mother lost it after the couple thought that a 4-year-old could hold it in for 90 minutes.
“I berated them for treating my son cruelly and denying him a simple request. I asked how could they do this to a child with a condition when they themselves are parents,” she said.
“Sister-in-law got offended I implied she and her husband were neglectful parents. We argued then I took my son and went home and my husband wasn’t there.”
But her husband demanded that she apologize to his sister, to which she said: “In your dreams after how my son was treated.”
One Reddit user commented: “They were neglectful and cruel, and if they have a problem with you saying that, it’s probably because they know it’s true. You have a right to be furious, don’t apologize for protecting your son.”
Another wrote: “A 90-minute time out?! That’s absolutely disgusting. Do not apologise. Girl find yourself a divorce lawyer and protect your poor child.”
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