A frustrated father and husband faced major bemusement when he followed his wife’s instructions and gave her just what she had requested for Mother’s Day. Now she’s furious and he’s left wondering if he actually did something wrong.
Mother of Two Boys
The Original Poster (OP) is a young man who is married to a woman. They have two sons under 10 years old.
All She Wanted Was a Day Off!
With Mother’s Day approaching, OP’s wife told him all she wanted was to have the day off from all responsibilities. She didn’t want or need any additional gifts or gestures.
He Had Her Repeatedly Confirm
Somewhat suspicious, OP confirmed his wife’s request multiple times, then planned a day with their two sons so they could all stay out of her hair.
They Made Her Breakfast
On Mother’s Day morning, OP grabbed his 7-year-old son before the boy could bust into his parents’ bedroom and wake OP’s wife. Then the two of them went downstairs, where OP fixed breakfast.
Let Mom Sleep
OP and his son watched the boy’s favorite morning show until the baby woke up. Then OP went to get the baby out of his crib, and the three of them settled down to make handmade cards for Mom.
As soon as OP heard his wife getting up, he had the boys rush to her and give her their cards. She loved them but then asked OP if he had written anything for her.
He Had Been Busy With the Boys
OP told his wife that he had a card for her but that he was still working on it because he had been occupied with the kids.
She Was Not Impressed!
She wasn’t too happy with that explanation but went upstairs to get ready for a day out with her girlfriends. In the meantime, OP finished writing up his card and sent it to his wife.
After she’d had a chance to read the card from OP, his wife confronted him. She accused him of “plagiarizing” and using Google to make the letter sound more eloquent, expressing disappointment in the lack of originality.
He Confessed the Words Were Not His Own
OP admitted that he had used Google to fill out his text but that the skeleton of the card was all his.
He’s Always Struggled to Express Himself
OP goes on to explain that he is terrible at expressing his thoughts and feelings, especially in writing. He says that he’s always been like this and that his wife knows all about his struggles in that area.
For Mother’s Day, OP wanted to make as nice a card as possible for his wife, so he got some extra help.
She Left Angrily
None of that mattered to OP’s wife in the moment, though, and she was angry with him as she headed out with her girlfriends.
Mom Free Day…and Night!
OP and his sons had a great day playing and goofing off without the mom there to stifle their fun. And she apparently had a great day without them, too, since she stayed out until nighttime.
Faking It on Facebook
But OP was a little miffed when he saw that his wife had posted on Facebook about what a wonderful Mother’s Day she had spent with her sons. That just wasn’t true.
She Couldn’t Move On
When she came home, OP could still see that his wife was still angry about the card. But it all left him confused and frustrated.
He Gave Her What She Asked For!
After all, she had said that she wanted nothing but a day off for Mother’s Day, so the card OP gave her was an “extra.” How could she be mad at that?
She Was Being Unreasonable
Reddit commenters are divided in their opinions about this story.
Some think OP’s wife is being unreasonable because she got what she asked for several times but seems upset there wasn’t more.
His Plans Were Too Last Minute
Others say that OP is pretty lame for waiting until Mother’s Day morning to help the kids make cards and to make one of his own.
He Should Have Done More
Several pointed out that even if his wife said she only wanted a day off, he should have gone above and beyond. Mother’s Day is pretty special for young moms, after all.
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