Dealing with grief and the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. Yet, you have to move on with life and don’t let the suffering and the pain take over. Especially when you have a little one needing constant care and attention. This is precisely a situation that happened to a man who goes by the username SammyandMe35 on Reddit.
This man became a widower just minutes after his wife Anne, 34, gave birth to their first baby Sammy. The widowed parent has shared his story in a post on the AITA subreddit, and it has blasted the internet. The story is rather complicated, causing mixed feelings of great sadness and infuriation.
Before going back to work, the man asked his mother-in-law, Sandra, if she could recommend a nanny to look after Sammy while he was at work. MIL offered to nanny Sammy herself for free. Things were going well until the dad noticed that the baby formula was almost untouched. When dad questioned Sanda about that, “She said she’s trying to breastfeed my daughter,” and added, “at first I thought she was joking, then I realized she wasn’t.”
Soon the man found out that it wasn’t the first time MIL had tried to breastfeed the baby. But if that wasn’t bad enough, what the MIL did next, ultimately pushed the man’s buttons and made him call the cops. The Original Poster (OP) turned to Redditors to help him decide if he was the A-hole for doing so.
Continue with the post to read the full story and see what the Redditors had to say. What would you do in the OP’s situation?
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Widowed dad called the cops on his MIL after she trespassed his home and fired the nanny
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The conflict started after the OP walked in on the mother-in-law trying to breastfeed his baby daughter and not feeding her the baby formula
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