Christmas is a time for coming together as a family, but one wife and mother-in-law have already clashed over the festive period.
This disagreement comes after a disastrous Christmas last year, where the 58-year-old woman dumped her daughter-in-law’s delicious lasagne all over the floor.
What’s worse is she was actually aiming for the bin. Why? Because she has a competitive streak.
But after a whole year, the lack of an apology has let the drama fester and now even the wife’s husband is chiming in.
The unhappy daughter-in-law, 30, took to Reddit to share her frustration.
She said: ‘I have been together with my husband Michael, 31, for seven years. Married for three and dating for four. My mother-in-law has always hosted Christmas ever since I’ve known him.’
The wife said she makes lasagne every Christmas, as well as for other special occasions.
‘I’m essentially the family lasagna maker, and I honestly don’t really mind since I love to cook and bake,’ she added.
‘However, last year my mother-in-law decided to make lasagna based off what she saw me doing when she was at my house and a recipe she got off the internet.
‘I was surprised that she prepared a pan of her own, but didn’t say anything and even got a small piece.’
Apparently her mother-in-law’s attempt at a lasagne didn’t go down too well and it ‘did not taste good’.
The wife said: ‘It was barely touched whilst mine had almost half gone near the end of the dinner. That infuriated my mother-in-law. She wound up doing a rant about how everyone loves me more than her and tried to throw my lasagne in the trash.
‘I say tried, because it mainly ended up on the floor.’
She and her husband left shortly after that but her mother-in-law has ‘not apologised for it since’.
‘Yesterday she called me to confirm what I was making for Christmas this year, and on her list of things I should make was lasagne,’ the wife wrote.
‘I politely said I wasn’t going to make lasagne due to last year’s incident and I’d be happy to make anything else. My mother-in-law wasn’t as polite and called me vindictive for refusing to make the lasagne over a small mistake.
‘I refused again and it made her angrier, so she told me that unless I show up with lasagne in hand, she wouldn’t let me be at the Christmas celebration.
‘My husband says its easier to just make the lasagne to keep the peace, and I shouldn’t hold my mother-in-law’s mistake, that she made out of anger, against her.
‘Word got to my sister-in-law and brother-in-law and they’re saying I should also make it, even if it’s just half of what I would usually make.’
It’s safe to say the internet is firmly in the wife’s camp, agreeing that her mother-in-law is being totally unreasonable.
One Redditor said: ‘Personally I would not even go there for Christmas as your mother-in-law has not apologised for last year’s behaviour. No one can force you to make anything. It is also childish of her to bring the rest of the family into it. Skip the whole thing.’
Others took issue with her husband not taking her side, saying: ‘Don’t cave in. Your husband should be backing you up. You have a husband problem. No apology from your mother-in-law means no go.’
Another agreed saying: ‘Maybe your husband should make the lasagne, since he can’t be bothered to have your back. Your husband is a massive a**hole, so are your in-laws, and your mother-in-law sounds positively unhinged.
‘If it were me, this is the hill I’d die on. There’s no way I’d go to her house again. Ever. For any reason. That level of meanness and disrespect – you’re not welcome unless you bring the lasagne I threw in the trash last year – is breathtaking.’
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