Staying with your parents as an adult can be a trying experience.
For many, that challenge must only be faced a few nights a year, on special occasions and holidays.
But some—more than ever during the pandemic—do spend a prolonged period of time at home. Under those circumstances, it’s inevitable that some inter-generational friction arises once in awhile.
One Redditor, who goes by anonhumanontheweb on the site, shared how the latest spat with her parents occurred suddenly, as if out of nowhere. She explained it all in a post to the “Am I the A**hole (AITA)” subReddit.
The Original Poster (OP) highlighted the key variables in the post’s title.
“AITA for wearing a bathrobe with nothing underneath in front of my mom?”
OP began by naming the characters and the context.
“My parents are…conservative in the way they expect me [25-year-old female] to dress. They especially care about me covering up my chest.”
“The problem is that I live with them, and recently, that created a conflict.”
Then came the incident.
“The night before last, I went to bed in a pair of long pajama pants and a bathrobe… but I didn’t have anything on underneath the robe.”
“My family didn’t know I didn’t have a shirt on because I made sure to tie the robe tightly before bed.”
“I was awoken by my mom, and in my bleary-eyed state, I didn’t have time to fix my robe by the time she said, ‘Are you NAKED under there?!’ “
Her mom’s outburst led to a confrontation.
“It was clear that she wasn’t pleased that I was wearing nothing underneath my bathrobe, even though I was in my room and had no opportunity to make myself ‘decent” before she came in.”
“I won’t lie — I got angry with her because she came into MY room unannounced and then criticized the way I was dressed (which I would have fixed if I had some forewarning).”
“She got huffy with me in response.”
“But Reddit, AITA for wearing just a bathrobe in my room and rendering my mom in desperate need of eye bleach?”
Anonymous strangers weighed in by declaring:
- NTA – Not The A**hole
- YTA – You’re The A**hole
- ESH – Everyone Sucks Here
- NAH – No A**holes Here
The Reddit comment section was a near-unanimous trove of support for OP.
Redditors had some fun with their criticisms of OP’s mother.
“NTA – you are an adult, she should have knocked/called out before coming in, even though it is her house.”
“BTW, don’t tell her that she’s naked under her clothes too.” — MashedCherry
“I’m sure you meant to say “Mother Superior” instead of “mother,” and you’re living in a convent, right?”
“Bless you, Sister. NTA.” — Comfortable_Hotel684
“Why exactly is she in your bedroom waking you up? You’re 25…” — RynnChronicles