Them’s the rules!
Hey, sometimes you gotta lay down the law, you know?
And this woman wants to know if she went too far when it came to the rules for visiting her newborn baby.
Check out what she had to say.
AITA for refusing to bend the rules on seeing my newborn just for one person (SIL) even it the only chance she’s has to see him for months?
“So I (34f) gave birth on Christmas Day before my sons birth and to lessen visits. We (my husband 28m) made a list in October and sent it out to everyone
Some rules include -up to date on ALL vaccines -if you feel anyway sick don’t visit
let us know a week before hand so we can arrange a day/time
no phone calls or visits between 7:30pm-10pm -you can only stay an hour -no picking up the baby without consent -no Adivce -no perfume/deodorant
no is no we won’t explain why
no pictures to be taken or posted on social media
if you visit the first time you will be expected to give mom (me) a gift card and a gift for baby from out approved list
before you ever come no matter how many times you will be give a list of a ether food or groceries to bring with you AND a chore for a list of your choosing
no more than two visits a week per person
It’s help to keep the visits to minimum and no one can complain about favouritism because everyone is treated equally. Which brings me onto my current situation my sister in law(20f) studies in a different part of the country and is rarely home asked to visit last week before she had to go back to school, so We set up a date with link to our gift list than sent her the takeout we’d like including the chores she can choose from
Sent immediately texted back saying she’s broke and can she do extra chores instead, Me and my husband talked about it and came to the decision that if we bent the rules for one person everyone would want the same treatment
We told her no that we were very clear about our rules and maybe next time she could visit. She begged even said would clean the whole house because it would be June before she’s would be home again and we simply texted no. She didn’t reply
She left this morning and we got multiple texts for my in laws belittling us for using our child as a cash grab, my husband simply replied it was our rules and no one deserves special treatment than told his family they were on a time out and blocked them
Since than my family and our friends have told us we were wrong because she is a broke collage student and they would have understood if we looked the other way once. We have tried reaching out to his sister but she won’t reply.”
And here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.
This reader said that this woman is definitely the a**hole.
And this person agreed and laid out their case for why she’s an a**hole.
Another individual said this will probably isolate this woman from everyone in her life.
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