A mother has shared that she’s forcing her pregnant daughter to leave the house because she doesn’t want to raise her baby.
Posting on Reddit, the mom explained that her 17-year-old daughter is not in a relationship with the father of her child.
“He reeaallyyy, I can’t stress this enough, does not want a baby. I honestly don’t even think he’ll show up for the birth or anything,” she wrote.
Her daughter wanted to continue her pregnancy “against all advice from practically every adult in her life” but said that she plans to work after giving birth.
The mom now wants to kick her daughter out of the house as she doesn’t want to raise her grandchild, adding that she wants to enjoy her retirement baby-free.
“Her: I’ll get a job. Me: who’s going to watch baby while you’re at work? Her: I thought you and Dad could. Me: absolutely not, I’m not raising another baby,” she wrote.
The mom went on: “Pretty much a back and forth for a bit that [led] me to believe that if she has this baby in this house, I’m practically going to be its mother.”
She also explained that she doesn’t want to raise her grandchild because she just retired recently and her husband is about to retire soon.
“This is not how I want to spend my retirement years. It’s not fair to us,” she continued.
The mom is now wondering if she was in the wrong for wanting to kick her daughter out of the house.
The post has sparked a lengthy debate, with one person writing: “I don’t mean that you shouldn’t help out when you can but to assume that you will be always available for her to watch the child while she works is unreasonable and shows how little she has planned for this.”
Another said: “You can be upset she wants to keep the baby but that’s ultimately not your or ‘every other adult in her life’s’ choice to make. I think you’re correct that she is assuming you will be more of a caretaker than you’d like to and maybe isn’t thinking things through, as a normal teenager.”
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