We’ve all heard tales of meddling mothers-in-law.
The one who knows where the spare key is and lets herself in to her son and daughter-in-laws’ home all the time.
The one who expects every Christmas to be spent with her, every Mother’s Day to be about her.
The one who demanded the rights to the first-born’s middle name.
You think your mother-in-law is bad? Well, I’m not sure you can top this.
Deep in the depths of the internet is one of the worst cases of meddling mothers-in-law we've ever seen.
A woman who calls herself “Sad Mommy” has turned to Slate’s Agony Aunt Dear Prudence asking for advice after her mother-in-law found out the sex of her unborn grandchild and told all of the woman’s family and friends, against her wishes.
“Sad Mommy” writes that she has had six years of marriage to an “amazing man” and had a “cordial relationship” with his mother.
“I am now pregnant with his family’s first grandchild,” she explains
“ My husband and I mutually decided that we didn’t want to know the sex before the birth.”