My husband and I were ecstatic to find out I was expecting because we had been eager to have a family. Being the first grandchild for our parents, the news was also wonderful.
My husband and I decided to raise the child by ourselves and not engage our parents while I was pregnant. To be more accurate, I just concurred with his suggestion.
Our parents planned a family gathering once word of the pregnancy reached our relatives. My spouse told everyone present at this occasion that we had no plans to enlist the assistance of our family members in parenting our child. Grandmothers and grandfathers were disappointed by this information because they had been looking forward to getting to know the new family member.
My mother visited our home one day early and discovered my husband there. She observed him swaddling our son while she was doing it. Another disagreement between us broke out after she left. He yelled that we had made the decision to raise our child alone. On that particular day, I started crying.
But they are actually our parents, not strangers. I said, unsure of how to turn down our parents’ request to visit their grandchild. He eventually realized, thankfully, that his choice had not been particularly just and had been unfair to our parents.