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Woman tricks MIL with fake pregnancy test; husband is livid. AITA?

Woman tricks MIL with fake pregnancy test; husband is livid. AITA?


"AITA for leaving a fake positive pregnancy test in the bedroom to catch my husband's mom?"

My MIL moved in with us a month ago. I began to notice my stuff in the bedroom being touched. Furniture rearranged, stuff moved et cetera...

I felt like I was going crazy because my husband is the only one who has access to the bedroom and he doesn't usually touch nor come near my things. I figured it must be his mom walking in and snooping on my personal things. I told my husband and he said his mom would never...I had a huge hunch but couldn't install a cam in the bedroom to catch her in act.

So, I got me one of those fake positive pregnancy tests and threw it in the bedroom's trashcan. Note the trashcan was placed in the corner near the closet.

Literally the next day after I got to work, I got tons of calls and texts from my in-laws 'congratulating' me for my 'pregnancy.' My husband came over to my workplace and was all worked up about it asking since when I was pregnant, and why I didn't tell him. I asked how he found out and he said his mom found the positive test in the trashcan in the bedroom.

I asked if his answer just confirmed that she's been snooping in the bedroom all along. He had a 'realization' moment, but demanded we stick to the bigger issue. I said there was no bigger issue because the positive test was fake and this whole thing was done to expose my MIL's snooping.

He was not convinced. he had me take an actual test right in front of him and he was livid asking how could I lie about such thing and break his mom's heart since I know...very well that she longs for kids. I got a lot of sh*t because of this from him, his mom and family now calling me a liar and manipulator. AITA?

Important Info: Nothing gets takes or goes missing from the bedroom. Just to be clear.

From the comments:

Calico-Kats writes:

If my husband ever demanded I take a pregnancy test in front of him, I would tell him only if he puts his head in the toilet while I do it.

Milathrowaway37 OP responds:

I know I shouldn't laugh...but couldn't help myself after looking at your response. It's true.

babymargaret writes:

NTA, but ordering a lock for the door and kicking MIL out seems easier. If you WERE preg, how dare she announce it. So many red flags, one of you needs to go and it shouldn’t have to be you.

Milathrowaway37 OP responded:

The lock is an issue because my husband wants access to the room at random times and we only have one key. I don't have time to lock/unlock the door all day long. No a sufficient solution if you asked me.

Zhenja92 writes:

But it wouldn't have been an issue if she wasn't snooping in your bedroom trashcan. I agree with posters who say you have a husband problem.

Milathrowaway37 OP responded:

My thoughts exactly😣

VardaElentari86 writes:

NTA, It proved your point. Very nearly ESH since you probably should have looped husband in, but given his reaction I'm assuming he'd have tried to stop the plan? Or is he just upset about not knowing?

Milathrowaway37 OP responded:

If I told him. he would've had an issue with it anyway since now he's claiming that I deceived his mom and broke her heart since she thought I was really pregnant.

wanderingwoman70 writes:

both MIL AND the husband should go. How controlling was it to force her to take a pregnancy test right in front of him? She need to dump the husband too.

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