Grandma-to-be Demands Maternity Leave to Surprise New Parents: Overstepping or Just Excited? 😲🍼

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Imagine being a new parent, excited to bring your newborn home, only to find your estranged mother-in-law waiting for you, unannounced, and claiming your baby as her own! 😳 That's the situation one couple may soon face, as a co-worker (let's call her M) is planning to take maternity leave to surprise her son and daughter-in-law (DIL) after their baby is born. But when another co-worker found out the truth, they called M out for misleading them and overstepping boundaries. Now, the internet is weighing in on whether M is in the wrong or if it's just a case of grandma being too excited. 🤷🍼

The Unexpected Request 📩

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A Surprising Twist 🤯

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Family Drama Unfolds 🎭

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Confrontation Ensues 😡

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M Defends Her Actions 🗣️

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Boundaries Discussed 🚧

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Grandma vs. Mom 🥊

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The Fallout 💥

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Company Dynamics 🏢

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Leave Policies 📝

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Warning the New Parents? 🚨

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No Contact Info 🤷

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The Verdict: Overstepping or Just Excited? 🧐

So, is M really in the wrong for wanting to be there for her grandchild, or is it just a case of grandma being too excited? While it's clear that M may have misled her co-worker about the nature of her leave, the real question is whether she's crossing the line by showing up unannounced and claiming the baby as her own. As the internet debates the situation, one thing is for sure: this family drama is far from over. 😬🍿

NTA commenter and replies warn of nightmare grandma-to-be's surprise visit 😱

Marvel-Fan2 | Marvel-Fan2

Concerns raised over potential kidnapping by overstepping grandma-to-be. 😱

dusktildawn9 | dusktildawn9

Grandma-to-be's behavior raises red flags, potential danger to family 😱

hungryadvicegiver | hungryadvicegiver

NTA. Setting boundaries with overbearing MIL is son's responsibility. 👍

tortiesrock | tortiesrock

NTA calls out colleague's deception and suggests HR intervention 🙌

Weskit | Weskit

Commenter advises going to HR instead of discussing with grandma.

nkdeck07 | nkdeck07

Supportive comment receives no replies, but deserves appreciation 👏

GuiltyPick | GuiltyPick

Commenter defends grandma-to-be, sarcastically applauds her overstepping.

Brave-Cheesecake9431 | Brave-Cheesecake9431

Co-worker lies about family emergency, gets caught, and causes inconvenience. NTA.

HolyCrappolla123 | HolyCrappolla123

Grandma-to-be's deception for maternity leave causes outrage. 😠

jverity | jverity

Grandma-to-be overstepping boundaries? Commenters say NTA 😐

MyCyanide92 | MyCyanide92

Caught in a lie, grandma-to-be gets what she deserves. 😒

Tannim44 | Tannim44

Confusion and disbelief as grandma-to-be demands maternity leave. 🤔

rapt2right | rapt2right

NTA comment shuts down overstepping grandma-to-be with humor 🤣

Comprehensive-Fun47 | Comprehensive-Fun47

Support for NTA and advice to warn son and DIL 👍

NotHisRealName | NotHisRealName

Debate over reporting a boundary-crossing grandma-to-be 🤔

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Commenter uncomfortable with MIL's extended stay after medical procedure 😓

LisaW481 | LisaW481

Cover your bases and have a convo with HR 👍

Polyfuckery | Polyfuckery

User praises commenter for standing up to overstepping grandma-to-be 👏

gemskiy | gemskiy

NTA calls out unethical plan to harass new parents 🙅

sqitten | sqitten

Co-worker's overbearing behavior ruins son and dil's birth experience 😠

AidanAva | AidanAva

Commenters agree: Not the a**hole in this situation! 👍

ConCaffeinate | ConCaffeinate

Commenter sarcastically suggests grandma needs a restraining order. 😂

Bakecrazy | Bakecrazy

Commenter defends OP's decision and speculates on co-worker's behavior. 👍

LeReineNoir | LeReineNoir

NTA saves new parents from grabby granny, suggests HR involvement. 💪

DecentDiscussion7 | DecentDiscussion7

Grandma-to-be gets roasted on Reddit's r/justnoMIL. 😂

Swegh_ | Swegh_

Commenter questions the legitimacy of grandma-to-be's leave request. 🤔

AmIDoingThisRigh | AmIDoingThisRigh

Excused but concerning response. 🤨

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Commenter sympathizes with new parents, wishes to warn them. 😢

ConflictOk8020 | ConflictOk8020

Commenter hilariously shuts down post-sharing paranoia 😂

lookingatreddittt | lookingatreddittt

Commenter suggests consequences for overstepping grandma-to-be. 🚨

Taleya | Taleya

Sharing is caring, but permission is not necessary. 😊

ShallowJam | ShallowJam

Thankful for grandma-to-be's excitement, not mother-in-law's meddling. 🙏

chrissie7324 | chrissie7324

Grandma-to-be's excitement may lead to baby kidnapping 🤪

BackIn2019 | BackIn2019

NTA commenter warns of grandma-to-be's alarming behavior 👀

RyotsGurl | RyotsGurl

🚨Protective Alert: Someone needs to warn the son ASAP!🚨

TimBradleyTheSmall | TimBradleyTheSmall

Manager's opinion on non-medical leave for grandma-to-be?

20eyesinmyhead78 | 20eyesinmyhead78

Grandma-to-be oversteps boundaries, misled OP, and needs a reality check 😒

smartiesmouth | smartiesmouth

Commenter believes person is not the a**hole. 👍

Aggressive-Sample612 | Aggressive-Sample612

Grandma-to-be oversteps boundaries, commenters side with new parents. 😱

JennaFarce | JennaFarce

Support for son and DIL dealing with overbearing grandma 👏

Fearless_Act_3698 | Fearless_Act_3698

NTA defends against entitled grandma-to-be's maternity leave demands. 🙌

dca_user | dca_user

NTA warns of coworker's alarming behavior towards new parents 😱

Celtic_Dragonfly17 | Celtic_Dragonfly17

Supportive comment suggests warning son of grandma's surprise maternity leave.

SleepyPrinter | SleepyPrinter

NTA suggests warning son and wife about overstepping grandma-to-be 😐

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New grandma lies for maternity leave, gets called out. NTA.

TheTastySpoonicorn | TheTastySpoonicorn

Commenter shocked by entitled grandma-to-be's demands. 🤯

terribleterrabyte | terribleterrabyte

NTA saves couple from surprise "guest" 😱

randomnurse | randomnurse

Protecting new parents from overstepping grandma. 🚫👵

naranghim | naranghim

Not the a**hole! Let's hear more about why.

Rosebird17 | Rosebird17

Coworker called deranged for demanding maternity leave surprise. 🤔

Dietzgen17 | Dietzgen17

NTA stands up to overstepping grandma with helpful advice. 👏

Chocolatecakeislife | Chocolatecakeislife

Commenter sympathizes with son and daughter-in-law dealing with overbearing grandmother.

SayerSong | SayerSong

Grandma-to-be overstepped boundaries, commenter supports saying no. 😠

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Commenter suggests mental healthcare for overbearing grandma-to-be. NTA.

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Commenter calls out possessive grandma-to-be as 'insane' 🍼

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HR generalist advises reporting coworker's false information to HR 👍

Snarkyeyebrowgirl | Snarkyeyebrowgirl

Commenter thinks grandma-to-be is unhinged. 🤔

Infamous-Dare6792 | Infamous-Dare6792

Grandma-to-be oversteps boundaries, new parents deserve privacy 🙅

Penguinator53 | Penguinator53

Commenter suggests warning new parents about overbearing grandma-to-be.

ohdearitsrichardiii | ohdearitsrichardiii

Grandma's excitement causes drama on Just No MIL subreddit. 😱

louiseifyouplease | louiseifyouplease

Watch out for the JNMIL in the making! NTA 😎

desert_red_head | desert_red_head

Grandma-to-be's entitlement causes family rift 😡

Ok-Mode-2038 | Ok-Mode-2038

Commenter sympathizes with couple's decision to go no contact.

lexkixass | lexkixass

Grandma-to-be's entitlement sparks hilarious NTA comment thread 🤣

RubyRedSunset | RubyRedSunset

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