One mom is raging mad at her mother-in-law for buzzing off her young son’s shoulder-length hair against her and her husband’s wishes.
Relationships with mothers-in-law are rarely picture-perfect. But according to The Sun, one mother-in-law took things to a whole new monster-in-law level when she went against her own son and daughter-in-law’s wishes in order to do what she felt was right with her grandson’s long hair.
The frustrated mother vented her frustration and anger on a UK forum for moms called Netmums. On the site, the mom said that she let her kids spend the night with her husband’s mother recently, which seemed to be a big deal because apparently it was the first time in two years.
It just so happens that the mother-in-law happens to own a hair salon and had requested her son and daughter-in-law’s permission before the cut her 5-year-old grandson’s hair in the past. However, she was always told no in the past because the mom, husband, and their 5-year-old boy all love the long shoulder-length hair.
In fact, the mom wrote that cutting his hair was “forbidden.” But lo and behold, when she went to pick up her kids from grandma’s house, she found her son with a freshly shaved head (with a #2 clipper no less). The mom wrote that she felt so traumatized, she could barely look at the back of her son’s head at first.
“I’ve devastated that she would be so spiteful,” the mom wrote. “I still feel so angry, it keeps coming back to me every time I look at my son.”
Netmums users have this mom’s back 100%! “You are 110% entitled to be furious with MIL and to have cut all contact on social media,” one wrote. Another posted, “She has shown total disregard for your feelings or wishes and sounds like a bit of a narcissist to be honest.” A third commenter said, “Your anger is absolutely justified and I’d feel exactly the same. MIL, grandparent, whatever, she has overstepped the mark bigstyle!”
We feel very tempted to toss out an attempt for a semi-soothing comment. “It’s just hair, it will grow back,” one person wrote. It’s true, it will. And he’s only 5, he’ll soon forget. But the daughter-in-law won’t forget the betrayal. Neither will the son. The trust is broken. And that takes much, much more time to grow back than hair… and hard work.