Coordinating family time over the holidays is no easy task. There are many moving parts, pressures to impress, and holiday traffic to face.
It can become a nightmare when you add the stress of being pregnant. One expecting mom tried to cancel her Christmas plans but was met with a rude surprise. Her husband was furious and demanded a written apology.
Hostess with the Mostess?
The woman who shared her love horror story on RedditShe is a full-time worker, six months pregnant, and the mother of a toddler. Her husband, a 39 year-old man, works three nights a week in night shifts.
The wife explained that her husband had a large family that gathers every Christmas. Her husband was able to host the holiday celebrations after her father-in-law passed away.
“Unbeknownst to me, he sent out invitations for a five-day Christmas celebration to his entire family, which is about 26 members in total,” the woman commented. “I found out by accident and was too shocked to react.”
Understandably, the woman wasn’t comfortable cooking, cleaning, and hosting 26 people for a week on top of her work and child care duties. However, the husband was far from empathetic.
“I demanded he cancel, but he refused, saying ‘over my dead body.’” She writes. When she sent a mass text canceling the event, “he went off on me, calling my behavior outrageously appalling.”
“He said that I broke his word to his family and made him look small and with no authority,” she continued.
Disrespectful Or Justified?
Although he felt like the new head, the husband expected his wife to keep the wheels turning during the week-long visit. He was unable to ignore this irony and accused his wife, of disregarding him.
“He talked about how I disrespected his father and him with what I said,” she said. “He demanded a hand-written apology for canceling the event and for being insensitive.”
The husband also wanted his wife to apologize for “undermining his authority in front of his family,” (yikes). Even the MIL joined in, giving the woman “a stern talk about how out of line I was for disrespecting my husband’s decisions,” (double yikes).
Even if the husband had offered to host, cook, cater, and clean (he didn’t), the only one disrespected in this situation is the woman in her third trimester of pregnancy. For a week, 26 people are packed into a small house. Good day.
The wife refused to apologize and I (and all of Reddit) sincerely hope that she never does. One user commented, “Is he delusional? A written apology? His servant, what are you doing? …that’s repulsive.”
Another user offered some great advice for that handwritten letter the husband demanded, “I’m sorry I didn’t see you were a misogynistic a****** sooner. I’m sorry I didn’t rectify that oversight sooner—time to do so. These are divorcing papers. Sign them.”
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