A woman arrives at Brother’s for Christmas to find that she is cooking agitated

A woman took to Mumsnet to tell us that since arriving at her brother’s house for Christmas, she’s had to do all the cooking and cleaning — and the internet outraged.

After posting to the discussion-based site on December 20, under the account name LongCovid22, she began revealing that she had arrived at her brother’s site after a “90-mile drive” to find the place was “an amazing place”.

She then explained, “The kitchen table is covered in rags and a mess. I had to throw some moldy food into a frying pan.

“I’ve brought the children’s presents with me and will have to organize all the food on Christmas Day too. No decorations. I will have to do that too.”

The woman ended the post by revealing: “The kids are oblivious to all the stress I’m trying to facilitate, and my parents have booked an Airbnb nearby for the day after Boxing Day, so I can’t get up and leave. I’m mad now.”

The story has gained a lot of traction online since its publication on December 20, after it attracted many comments, with people sharing their anger at the status of women.

One Mumsnet user, HoardingSamphireSaurus, wrote: “Go home. Invite your parents over to your parents, if you want. But tell them what you’ve found and go home!”

Another person, MiniatureHotdog added: “Book yourself an AirBnB too??”

0 palescent written: “I’m going home. I was expecting to contribute to Christmas dinner. But the cleaning, the decor, and the lack of organization for dinner would be too much.”

Alltiredanddangerous asked, “Are you being held against your will? Put the kids in the car and go home.”

Chickychoccyegg commented: “Definitely don’t OP [original poster]Go home, call your parents and explain to them, but don’t clean, decorate, supply, and cook all the Christmas dinner, that sounds so nonsense.”

NoSquirrels stated: “You can definitely go home again. Your parents and Air BnB are not compelling reasons to stay.

“If you can’t stand confrontation I’m sure you’re starting to feel the rush, the LFT has shown a faint streak and it’s best to isolate it at home…”

ABCeasyasdohrayme admitted: “This sounds awful. I was going to make my excuses and leave. Your kids deserve a merry Christmas, and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to get one there.”

“You can tell your parents your reasons and they can decide what to do for themselves. We have so few Christmases as kids, I wouldn’t sacrifice one of them just to please someone who obviously doesn’t care about that any of you.”

File photo of a dust bowl full of Christmas clutter. On Mumsnet, one woman shared her annoyance at having to cook and clean at her brother’s house.
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