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Woman furious when SIL gives her newborn an 'offensive' gag gift.

Woman furious when SIL gives her newborn an 'offensive' gag gift.


When this woman is upset with her SIL, she asks Reddit:

'AITA for getting upset when my sister-in-law gave my newborn a 'gag gift'?'

I just had a baby a few weeks ago and my sister-in-law came to visit. She brought a gift for the baby, which I thought was really nice.

However, when I opened the gift, it was a book called 'The Baby Owner's Manual' with a bunch of jokes and sarcastic comments about parenting.

I was really offended and upset by this because I take my role as a parent very seriously and I don't appreciate being made fun of.

When I confronted her about it, she just laughed and said it was a joke and I shouldn't take it so seriously. I told her that I didn't find it funny and that I didn't appreciate her giving my newborn nephew a 'gag gift.'

My husband and brother sided with her and said I was overreacting. AITA for getting upset about this?

Let's find out.

mrsIII writes:

Very gentle YTA. You're tired. Maybe a bit hormonal. You just had a baby.The gift is actually funny. Hopefully you'll look back and see that.Sending a big welcome to your baby boy! Try to take care of yourself too.

help24 writes:

YTA. Did you read the book?? Cause it's actually funny. It takes all the hetic , serious , crazy moments of parenting a newborn through toddler...and just makes it funny... Like experiencing your first road blowout, to feeding follies, diaper fails, tantrums, gas, etc....

She gave it to you to be a funny and light hearted gift. Take a moment and find some humor in the hard work and sometimes gross stuff you go through as a parent. It was meant as support OP.

You take your role as a parent seriously??? So are you never going to smile and laugh then?? Never show your child what happiness looks like?

Calm down and apologize to your sil. Try actually reading the book without being judgemental.

schoobydooby7 writes:

Congrast on your new baby! But yeah, YTA here. Of course parenting is serious in general, but you're in for a long life if you take yourself so seriously. You are going to make mistakes while parenting.

Your kid is going to do some ridiculous shit. Parenting is a total rollercoaster and it's really hard. Being able to laugh about some of it, forgive yourself and your kid, and commiserate with other parents are all really important parts of raising a child.

Looks like the jury's out on this one. Is OP being an AH? What do YOU think?

Sources: Reddit
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