After her husband was killed, this widow allowed her teenage daughter to wear his clothes for comfort. Now this relative is poking her nose in and suggesting that the clothes will somehow make her gay! Luckily for the girl, her mom is fierce and tells it like it is!
Tragedy Makes Her a Single Mom
The Original Poster (OP) is a 37-year-old single mother. Following her husband’s death in a vehicle accident five years ago, she is now her daughter’s sole carer. Her daughter, Anna, is 13 years old.
They’ve Accepted His Death
Although losing him was extremely difficult for the two of them, they have gradually been able to accept it.
Teen Wears Dad’s Clothes
Anna has recently developed the habit of wearing her dad’s clothes, like his hoodies and shirts.
OP doesn’t mind because she doesn’t appear odd in them, and OP thinks it’s a good way for her to remember her father.
A Family Get-Together
Recently, OP’s mother hosted a family get-together at her home last week. Anna wore a pair of jeans, shorts, and one of her father’s old shirts to the gathering.
They greeted everyone at the dinner, and after that, Anna hung out with cousins while OP spoke with others.
Her Cousin Had Opinions
One of OP’s cousins, Beatrice, aged 45, wanted to chime in on the conversation while OP was talking to her sister. Beatrice commented on the way Anna was dressed.
But that did not surprise OP, but it still irritated her since Beatrice is, someone who uses religion as a cover to stick her nose in other people’s business.
She Knows Best
Beatrice believes she is the most qualified family member to provide parenting advice because she has five children, a son, and four daughters.
Transphobic and Homophobic Rant
She sprang into a lengthy monologue about how OP is a bad mother and should forbid Anna from dressing in male clothing since doing so would make her more likely to become a lesbian or, worse yet, may enable her to practice transgenderism.
Mom is Liberal and Understanding
OP doesn’t care if her son or daughter were gay, but by no means was OP going to tolerate someone saying that garbage about a person based solely on how they dress.
Harsh Words Thrown Back
OP got angry and yelled at her and said, “Look, who’s talking about being a bad mother? Isn’t your son a bad guy? Didn’t all of your girls flee only to escape your obnoxiousness and poor parenting?”
Last Person To Ask For Parenting Advice!
OP went on to say that a gay child is preferable and that Beatrice is the last person she wants to ask for guidance.
Beatrice was shocked and started crying after hearing that and then left.
Currently, OP is receiving criticism from some members of her family for being so rude to her, even if what OP said was correct.
Did She Overreact?
Now OP is worried that she should not have gotten angry with Beatrice in that manner and that she should also have apologized.
OP took to Reddit to ask whether she was wrong in the situation.
You Stood Up For What’s Right
Redditors sided with OP and shared that she was not wrong and that what she said to her cousin was correct.
One Reddit user wrote, “You are doing what is good for your kid and your family. The cousin has major issues and won’t be fixed anytime soon. Your response to her was wonderful too.”
If She Can’t Take It, Don’t Give It, Simple!
Another Redditor commented, “If Beatrice didn’t want a big portion of truth cake she shouldn’t have come to the just desserts buffet.”
She Only Wanted to Criticize
A third Reddit user pointed out, “No way she was being concerned about you and your daughter. She just wanted to build herself up in everyone’s mind and could only do so by dragging you down.”
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