I’m awake at 4am and can’t sleep because of this situation so I thought I would bring it here. My husband’s parents moved down to our area a few years ago because they can be closer to his grandparents who also moved down there. We visit every few months and everything has been fine.
I’m 7 months pregnant with our first child a girl. Ever since we told his parents they have been making comments when we talk to them about the distance and not seeing their grandbaby much I just ignore them because it was their choice to move so nothing I can do about that.
Last week his mom asked to FaceTime with us because she has something exciting to tell us. A 5 room in their neighbourhood is up for sale. His parents said as a Christmas gift this year they are giving us the money for the down payment on the house so we can in his mom’s words “ move out of our horrible little apartment.”
We both didn’t know what to say we have never had any plans to move or never implied it was something we would ever consider. My entire family including my parents and everyone I have ever known is here,our jobs are here and I’m sorry but I’m not moving my daughter to a deep red state just not happening.
We told her on the call thanks and we appreciate the offer but we have no intentions on moving and love it here even in our tiny apartment.
She hung up and it has become a thing. She is blasting us on Facebook for being ungrateful and raising our daughter in a crime-ridden estate ( it’s not)
All her friends are backing her up in the comments about how I’ll be a terrible mother and she is offering us a house and home for our baby. She thinks that because her offer is so generous we are AH to decline.
All this is making me feel guilty as hell. My husband says to ignore her but this is stressing my out and here I am at 4am stressing and feeling like a bad mother before my daughter is even born.