A man joins his husband’s family on vacation, but his mother-in-law has booked them a room with single beds which he suspects is down to ulterior motives. Here’s what he had to say:
They Went On A Family Vacation
The man said, “For my father-in-law’s birthday this year, my mother-in-law planned a weeklong trip with their four children and their respective partners. They rented out a nice house near the beach and the cost for the Airbnb was split equally between the attending couples.”
They Had Two Single Beds
The man and his husband drove to the vacation destination, and when they arrived they found they had been allocated two single beds in the house. Initially, they thought of pushing the beds together but realized that the headboards were firmly attached to the wall.
He Questioned His Mother-In-Law
The man asked his mother-in-law why she had chosen a house that didn’t have enough double beds for all the couples. Her mother-in-law brushed off his concerns and told him it wasn’t a big deal.
She Became Angry
However, the man continued to press the topic and asked her why it hadn’t been mentioned earlier. In response, her mother-in-law became frustrated, and as the man explained, “She rolled her eyes at me, saying that I was overdramatic, a “walking stereotype” and that me not clinging to her son for a little while might be for the best.”
He Was Shocked By Her Response
The man was taken aback by his mother-in-law’s response. Given his mother-in-law’s history of making borderline homophobic remarks disguised as jokes, the man felt uncomfortable, suspecting that the room with the single beds was intentionally assigned to the only gay couple who had come on the trip.
She Refused To Engage
The man said that if it truly wasn’t a big deal to her mother-in-law, then she and her husband should switch rooms with them. In response, his mother-in-law said the man shouldn’t be making such a fuss and then walked away from the conversation.
He Wanted To Book a Hotel Room
The man then spoke to his husband about the situation, and he said he would speak to his mother about it. However, when he went to speak with her he wasn’t any more successful. The man was growing increasingly frustrated and asked his husband if he wanted to book a room at a nearby hotel instead.
They Thought It Was a Good Plan
His husband agreed and they decided to stay at the hotel for the duration of their vacation instead. They thought it was a good compromise and they would still be able to spend time with the husband’s family. However, they were shocked by the mother-in-law’s response.
Was The Man In The Wrong?
The man explained that his mother-in-law said they had ruined her husband’s birthday and accused them of “dividing the family” because two of his husband’s siblings supported their decision. The in-laws and the other sibling then started sending the man texts labeling him a jerk for allegedly turning the husband against his family and selfishly manipulating the vacation.
The Internet Responded
One person said, “Based on her behavior. From what you’ve said, it does sound like she intentionally gave “the gay couple” separate beds. You didn’t ruin the vacation. Her homophobia did.”
Another Person Said
“Given your mother-in-law’s comments, your reaction was absolutely justified. Weirdly, if you were straight and had done the same thing, I’d say you were being selfish, but this seems pointed on mother-in-law’s part, and that’s not ok.”
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