A woman shared her perplexing experience on a subreddit after giving birth, revealing that her mother-in-law took it upon herself to clean their house without being asked.
While the couple was grateful for her help with their dogs during their hospital stay, they were shocked to find a note on the fridge detailing cleaning expenses, including labor and cleaning products, amounting to over $200.
The husband addressed the situation with his mother, expressing gratitude but questioning her actions. The mother-in-law defended herself, claiming her efforts were out of kindness. The extended family praised her, leading to the wife turning off her phone to escape the overwhelming messages.
Despite the mother-in-law offering to gift the cleaning products, she insisted on being paid for her time, citing the cleaning as dealing with a “biohazard.” The husband suggested paying her to ease family criticism, but the wife opposed the idea, conflicted between family harmony and her principles.
The woman found herself torn between her husband’s desire for peace and her reluctance to pay for an unrequested service.
The situation left her wondering if she was wrong for refusing to pay her mother-in-law, highlighting the emotional turmoil and conflict within the family.