A NEW mum has slammed her mother-in-law for expecting her to cook a “feast” at four weeks postpartum.
But what’s worse is her husband sided with his family after they deemed the meal his wife did make “inappropriate”.
Her husband had invited his side of the family over for dinner without mentioning it, leaving his exhausted wife dumbfounded when they turned up on the doorstep.
The new mum revealed that her mother-in-law has previously “forced” her to learn how to cook “traditional feasts” of their cultural food.
So when the wife suggested ordering a takeaway because she had barely showered or slept in weeks, it went down like a lead balloon.
The husband immediately refused and said “his parents would find this rude and unwelcoming”.
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His suggestion was to prepare anything for his family, so long as it was “homemade”.
The woman opted for the easy comfort dish of mac and cheese – but soon learnt this was a big mistake.
Her mother-in-law was “appalled” by the pasta dish and belittled the new mum, pushing her to vent on Reddit.
She explained: "She asked if I really found it 'appropriate' to serve her and the family mac and cheese.
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“I asked, ‘why not?’ and she went on a rant about how disrespectful this was.
“And that I clearly have no experience in what is right and wrong when it comes to hosting.
"I said, 'excuse me? Who said I signed up to host an expected visit from them?' and she took it as if I didn't want them there.”
The tired mum went on to detail how her husband defended his family who “were just there to finally see the baby” that his wife had “kept from them” for a month.
He insinuated that his wife had forced his parents to “miss out” on a month of their newborn’s life.
She continued: "My husband said that deciding to serve his family mac and cheese was more offensive than serving them nothing at all.
“I told him I was too exhausted to cook their 'traditional feasts' that I was forced to learn from his mum.
"He took offence and said that I was being mean and disrespectful towards not only his family but his culture.
“I went inside the bedroom to stay with my son.
“My husband stayed on the phone with his family for an hour then kept giving me the cold shoulder and refused to eat what I cook in support of his family."
The new mum’s vent attracted support on Reddit as people bashed her husband for keeping her out of the loop and not helping with dinner.
One said: "Why on earth would your husband not tell you?
“Also, does he need a map of the kitchen?
“Also, traditionally the family brings food TO the new mum, not the other way round."
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