Taking to Reddit, a mother explained how her in-laws had arrived an hour before the given time and found her sleeping on the couch bare-chested with her 4-month-old son.
Motherhood is truly one of the best phases of a woman's life that brings immense joy. Although it requires certain sacrifices and adjustments to be made in a day-to-day routine just for the sake of her little munchkin, she gladly performs it. But there are times when the tired soul is tempted to look for loopholes that would save her some time and energy. Keeping this approach in mind, a Reddit user did whatever she thought was best for her 4-month-old son, however, when her child wouldn't stop spitting on her clothes she decided not to wear a top inside the house anymore. Taking to the Reddits' AmItheA**hole forum, the mother wrote: I have a son (4 months old), I'm breastfeeding, he's forever spitting up on me, and we're trying to give as much skin to skin contact as possible. Because of this, I've pretty much stopped wearing clothes at home. I'll wear them when I go out, obviously, but in the privacy of mine and my boyfriend's flat I just go bare-chested.
But things took an ugly turn when her in-laws came to visit one day. Although the visit was pre-planned, they did arrive at her place an hour before they were supposed to and simply let themselves in when the mother didn't answer the door. My in laws were meant to come by around 6pm, and instead came by over an hour early and let themselves in with the spare key. I was sleeping on the sofa with my son on my chest, they got an eyeful, it continued reading. The Reddit user, who has since deleted her account, woke up "to them yelling at me to put a shirt on and asking why I didn't do that sooner if I knew they'd be over today." Furthermore, she argued: I maintain that they were a full hour early and why on earth would they just let themselves in when I didn't answer the door. My boyfriend wants me to apologize, I refuse. Who's the arsehole here?
Supporting the mother, one Redditor @singerbeerguy wrote: NTA. I would get that key back from them immediately. At the very least, inform them that they are never to use the key unless it is an emergency and you are not home. They should be profusely apologizing to you for invading your privacy by entering your home without knocking and being let in. Another user shared: It's different if they lived there but they don't. They were NOT welcome until you welcome them. Also? Who the fuck comes into another person's house who happens to be at the breastfeeding stage and tells them to put a shirt on?!
However, there were some who expressed their concern about the risks of suffocating a child while sleeping on a sofa the way she did with her kid. Addressing these worries she wrote: to everyone commenting about the sleeping situation as being a risk of suffocation/SIDS please know that I am fully aware of this and am taking all measures to avoid any injury/death of my child, this was a one-off event after he fell asleep on top of me and we napped for less than an hour, probably closer to half an hour. I appreciate the concern but this is the only time it's happened and it won't be happening again.
Ultimately, she did have to apologize to her in-laws and informed the same in an updated post which read: I am aware of how the votes on here are shaping up but they are the only people I have close by rn. My boyfriend is mad at me for making things awkward, and my in-laws are annoyed by what they saw, so I just called them and apologized. Going forward I will assume they will be early and not nap/be shirtless on days they are coming in case they arrive ahead of time.