Reddit: Internet slams ‘immature’ husband for ‘cursed’ Christmas gift for pregnant wife

A husband has been slammed online and labeled ‘immature’, after giving his pregnant wife kitchen utensils. christmas.

In a post to Reddit, user u/eight eight five six she explained how she had hoped to receive jewelry for the holidays, but was crushed when all she got was a set of pots and pans.

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O pregnant mom led to subreddit r/ Momto share her disappointment—describing how her husband had asked her if she wanted jewelry—raising her hopes.

But when Christmas came, the only thing that shone were the festive lights.

“Why would I ask that if you’re just going to buy me a set of pots and pans,” she said.

“I love kitchen stuff, but the house needed pots and pans, so we were going to buy them anyway.

“I wanted something damn shiny.”

Internet slams husband for giving pregnant wife pots and pans for Christmas Credit: Getty Images/Westend61

The mother added that she thought she might be “overly emotional” because she is “25 weeks pregnant with her second child”.

However, at a family dinner, her feelings were validated by an unimpressed aunt who called the gift “ballsy.”

“We went to my parents for Christmas dinner and when we opened the Christmas cookies, mine had a set of measuring spoons,” she recalled.

“I jokingly said, ‘Oh perfect, they’re going with my pots and pans set.’ He replied, ‘I knew you were upset about the pots and pans!!'”

“And my aunt then said, “Do you have her pots and pans? That’s embarrassing. Especially since she’s carrying a baby”

Her husband’s response left the mother-to-be emotional, and once again she got her hopes up.

“Well, Christmas isn’t over yet,” he said.

Later in the evening, her husband took her aside to defend the gift.

“Later he talked to me privately and said what a good price they were and how we needed them,” he recalled.

“I agreed and I honestly didn’t care at this point because he strongly hinted that Christmas isn’t over.”

She continued to assure him that she liked the gift as they drove home, but her husband sat in silence.

“On the drive home I said, ‘I really like them and I’m not trying to sound ungrateful.’ You’re just getting your hopes up by saying you were getting me jewelry,” she explained.

“He didn’t say anything and he didn’t talk to me the whole night. I asked him what was going on and he said: ‘it doesn’t matter I can’t do anything’ and he didn’t give me any more details.

“Radio silence since then.”

“I feel so stupid and confused.”

The mother was confused, taking to Reddit asking: “What happened? I feel so stupid and confused.”

Many took to the comments section to comfort the mother and criticize the husband for his “immature” response.

“You did nothing wrong here, and he’s acting this way to make you feel bad so he doesn’t have to. Don’t fall for his bullshit,” said one.

“He said ‘Christmas isn’t over yet’ in front of other people so he wouldn’t look like an a-hole. But he didn’t really have a plan, he just wanted to save face,” wrote another.

With a third launching a savage attack: “Your husband is an immature jerk – Now his ego is bruised and he’s sulking and giving him the silent treatment because no one liked his gift of shit.”

While some criticized the husband’s response, many pointed to the unimpressive gift, implying that it was sexist.

“A household gift with a side order of gender stereotyping… Not a gift for him though I’m sure he plans to eat, if not cook or clean the kitchen utensils,” said one user.

“Homewares don’t make a good gift unless you specifically ask for them,” commented another.

“A household necessity is not a gift for a wife/mother,” explained a third.

The pregnant woman was disappointed as she was expecting jewelry for the holidays Credit: Getty Images

One user even suggested that he should have bought a gift card to make up for it.

“If he understood and cared, he could take 10 minutes to pick up his phone, ask for a gift card, print it out, and give you an actual gift.”

However, some users defended the gift, sharing their own experience of purchasing or receiving ‘home’ items for Christmas and birthdays.

“I asked for a Dyson one year and was THRILLED when I got it! But then my family started giving my husband a hard time about buying me a vacuum, so I had to like it, show how happy I was,” said one woman.

Another user talked about buying her husband “non-stick rolls” for his birthday and “kitchen tools/baking stuff” for Christmas.

They added: “Is it okay because it was a woman giving it to a man?

“Instead of looking at it as gender roles, why can’t people see the gift of intention: making part of someone’s daily life easier/more enjoyable with better tools/materials?” A third said.

Husband’s ruined Christmas plans

The mother returned to Reddit in a follow-up post, explaining that her husband had apologized.

He supposedly had “something planned” but a huge snow storm ruined the day.

“It was supposed to be ready 2 days before Christmas. We had a big snow storm and he never lied to me, so I believe this,” he said.

“He also said that ‘today was supposed to be different’ and that he meant ‘Christmas isn’t over yet’ because I hadn’t received my present yet.

“Then he said it was a stupid thing to do because it went wrong.”

She went on to say that she believes the gift may be an engagement ring.

“We’re married but I never got an engagement ring because we were new parents at the time, so I think it might be a ring.

I really don’t see why something like a necklace wouldn’t be “ready”.

“I guess we’ll see!!”

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