Woman Tells Her MIL She Doesn’t Care What She Thinks After She Criticized Her For Celebrating Mother’s Day With Her Biological Children Only

Alfe Mercado
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It’s hard to understand what a person goes through after the loss of their beloved spouse. And when you add kids to the mix, things get even more complicated. “My relationship with my MIL has been complicated to say the least,” shares a woman on the AITA subreddit who married her husband when he had two children. The author’s stepkids, 7 and 5 years old at the time, “detest my best efforts.” And the woman suspects it’s “because they see it as I have been around since before they can remember and with them not remembering their mom, I’m mom or at least a mom type.” The tension seems to have spilled into how the stepkids see their own children. “This year I took my kids to the beach for the day and had some good food and relaxed,” the author wrote. But it seems that her MIL was not happy about it. “She told me it was wrong to not even give my stepkids a chance to show up or call, that it looked bad,” the woman recounted. The MIL kept on nagging, which made the author snap. You’ll find her full story below.

After MIL criticized her for celebrating Mother's Day with her biological kids, this woman said "I don't care what you think."

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A woman shares her story of finding love after tragedy and dealing with criticism from her stepchildren's family.

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Woman stands up for herself after MIL criticizes her for only celebrating with biological children.

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The woman's MIL criticized her for celebrating Mother's Day with her biological children only, but she didn't care about her opinion.

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Stepchildren refuse to celebrate Mother's Day with the family, leaving the woman feeling hurt and misunderstood

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Woman stands up to her MIL, refusing to care about her criticism for celebrating Mother's Day with her biological children only 💪

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Woman stands up for herself and tells MIL that she doesn't care what she thinks!

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The woman stands her ground and refuses to be disrespected by her MIL despite the family's outrage.

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When your MIL criticizes your Mother's Day plans, should you tell her you don't care what she thinks?

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MIL gives her opinion, mom's response? “I don't give a flying 🦆 what you think!”

The relationship between this mom and her MIL has been complicated, to say the least. She met her husband when his children were young and his first wife had passed away. Despite her best efforts, the kids never truly accepted her as a mom. This year, the MIL criticized her for celebrating Mother's Day with her biological children only. The mom's response? She made it clear that she didn't care what the MIL thought. It's understandable that the MIL and the rest of the family are outraged. But was the mom in the wrong for standing up for herself? Let's hear what the people have to say.

NTA: Celebrating 🎉 Mother's Day with your own kids isn't wrong!

IAmTAAlways | IAmTAAlways

NTA 💪 MIL's rude & intrusive

MGDarion | MGDarion

MIL is mad 🤔

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NTA: 🤷‍♀️ MIL's expectations are 🤦‍♀️

Vixen112000 | Vixen112000

NTA! 💪 Respect the kids' decision to avoid the house on Mother's Day.

MamaofTwinDragons | MamaofTwinDragons

NTA: MIL wanted OP to ❤️ her stepkids?

oh-potato | oh-potato

A MIL reflects on a step-parent's relationship with their step-children 👩‍👧‍👦

CherryWand | CherryWand

🤔 Is there more to the story? 🤔

Peach_MacabreLer | Peach_MacabreLer

MIL criticized, 🤷‍♀️NTA!

ScubaCC | ScubaCC

MIL criticized OP's Mother's Day celebration 🤔

micha1213 | micha1213

NTA: Celebrating with bio kids 💐

No-Chemist2719 | No-Chemist2719

🤔 Trying to build a bond

primewasteofoxygen | primewasteofoxygen

NTA 👊🏽 Stepfamilies are tough!

Endless_Initials | Endless_Initials

NTA! 💪 Celebrate your day

Kitsune72 | Kitsune72

Going low/no contact 💔

Supooki | Supooki

NTA, but 🤔 MIL's criticism is confusing.

TheSavageBallet | TheSavageBallet

NTA 🗣️ MIL was being rude and disrespectful

Swegh_ | Swegh_

NTA: 💪 Respect your step-kids wishes!

MilesGlorioso | MilesGlorioso

🤔 MIL doesn't approve?

weirddevil | weirddevil

Feeling uncomfortable on Mother's Day? 🤔

tutti_frutti_dutti | tutti_frutti_dutti

Respect your stepchildren's wishes and enjoy Mother's Day 🎉

miasabine | miasabine

NTA: Celebrating Mother's Day 💐


NTA: 🤷‍♀️ Apologize or 🤐

onceknownasmike | onceknownasmike

Mom stands up for herself!

myeggsarebig | myeggsarebig

Mom stands up for 💪🏼 herself!

AnotaCocktail | AnotaCocktail

🤷‍♀️ MIL criticized OP's Mother's Day celebrations. NTA 🤷‍♀️

cocoagiant | cocoagiant

NTA: MIL needed a reality check!

aurumphallus | aurumphallus

NTA! Celebrate ❤ with your own ❤ kids.

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NTA: MIL can't have it both ways 💪

GeauxFarva | GeauxFarva

NTA! Respect your stepchildren's wishes & don't let MIL dictate 👍

MadTrophyWife | MadTrophyWife

NTA: Kids have the right to decide how they want to manage their relationship with their stepmom.

Haunting-East | Haunting-East

NTA! 🤗 Adults can make their own decisions.

meowpitbullmeow | meowpitbullmeow

Confusion over mother's day 🤔

neverclearone | neverclearone

A supportive take 🤗

seeingredagain | seeingredagain

NTA: Celebrate Mother's Day with bio-kids 🤗

2ndChanceAtLife | 2ndChanceAtLife

NTA: Not Celebrating All Kids 🤷

oldcreaker | oldcreaker

MIL criticized but 💯 NTA!

Accomplished_Cake615 | Accomplished_Cake615

👍 NTA: Doing right by stepkids!

voxam72 | voxam72

NTA: Stepmoms are 💪🏻

Suspicious_Essay_620 | Suspicious_Essay_620

Stepmom stands up for 💪🏽 herself after being criticized

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NTA: No Matter What, They Won't Be Happy 😞

MrsSheikh | MrsSheikh

MIL gets a 🗣️ from OP's 👩🏽‍🤝‍👩🏼!

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628


thestreetiliveon | thestreetiliveon

NTA 💪🏻 MIL needs to back off!

sdbinnl | sdbinnl

Step-kids being 'sh*tty'? 👀

Mechanized1 | Mechanized1

NTA! 💪 You set boundaries.

Davien636 | Davien636

NTA 💪🏼 MIL criticized OP for celebrating Mother's Day.

Momof3dragons2012 | Momof3dragons2012

NTA: You don't have to wait for them to change their minds. 😉

Katy_moxie | Katy_moxie

Can't make a 🤔determination on this one 🤷‍♀️

JonCoqtosten | JonCoqtosten

NTA 👊🏼

Cultural_Principle_8 | Cultural_Principle_8

NTA: Respect your boundaries

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NTA: Respect boundaries 🤝

Affectionate-Dirt777 | Affectionate-Dirt777

NTA: it's YOUR day!

Rosiepuff | Rosiepuff

OP stands up to MIL 👊🏼

jamboreen_understair | jamboreen_understair

NTA: 💪 MIL's criticism was unreasonable

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NTA 💪 💯

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NTA: Establishing and sticking to boundaries 🔨

Wife-Shaped-Wife | Wife-Shaped-Wife

NTA: 💪 Celebrate the bond with your children!

jadakissed143 | jadakissed143

🍪 Treat yourself! 🍪

gronwallsinequality | gronwallsinequality

MIL's not the a**hole 👊💪

Berty_Qwerty | Berty_Qwerty