By bregaja - 25/02/2016 18:59 - United States - Brandon

Today, my boyfriend introduced me to his mom for the very first time. After shaking my hand and looking me up and down, she loudly proclaimed, "She doesn't have the right hips to have kids." FML
I agree, your life sucks 21 850
You deserved it 1 622

Same thing different taste


I honestly wouldn't take that as an insult, I mean she has experience and everything but that still shouldn't have been said explicitly and especially on the first encounter.

I laughed more than I should've after reading this

OptimusSlime 23

Some people are so inconsiderate You should've said something like "And you don't look intelligent enough to know how to make kids" or something. That would've shut her up

And if the OP likes him enough to meet his parents, she probably did something right.

To me this comment seems a lot harsher than what her boyfriend's mother said. While I think the mother shouldn't have said this, that doesn't mean the OP should be disrespectful. Especially considering this is the mother of her boyfriend. I assume OP doesn't want to get on bad terms with her boyfriend by insulting his mother.

Don't have to be intelligent to have unprotected sex

Not sure what intelligence has to do with.. reproduction.

Unless she is a medical professional, I doubt she is qualified enough to comment on your ability to have children.

worththinking 4

I doubt anyone is qualified enough to just glance at a normal person and say that they can't have kids.

Not only that, your body also goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy including your hips adjusting to prepare you to give birth

There's such a thing as child bearing hips.I had some people comment on mine in the past because I gain weight in my hips only, despite being slim, and my hips are wider on me, making that "angel gap". If a person with these types of hips has a kid I think it's just slightly easier to project a tiny lifeform out of you between them.

#22 that's actually not true. The size of the iliac area has nothing to do with birthing babies.

Actually, there isn't really such a thing as child bearing hips. The hips that you see when you look at women is the ilium, they are the sides of the hips and have nothing to do with having a baby. It's the hole in the middle of the pelvis that really matters, the pelvic inlet, which is not visible, and even this has other factors with childbirth. In the past it was thought that wider hips were better, and slimmer women were not as equipped to have kids, but this has since been disproven and depends on a lot of other factors. Women of the past had poorer nutrition, health, illness and abnormalities as a whole, and of their pelvis, which probably made their hips look slimmer and definitely made them more fragile. It led to a more difficult time giving birth, but this was a health problem, not a hip size issue. If a woman is healthy, the baby is in a good position, and she is in the proper position, she is usually capable of giving birth perfectly fine, no matter what size she is. Also, the pelvis is flexible and not a fixed bone, it stretches and bends to accommodate birth.

Regardless of it being disproven, that's likely what she was referring to, unless by "shaking my hand" OP was referring to a pelvic exam. Perhaps she had heard of child bearing hips when she was young and pregnant and never needed to know different. Regardless of her being wrong, it's likely what she was referring to, which requires no medical knowledge.

Don't worry. Mine said the same. Mother in laws think it's their job to put us down.

I must be lucky because my mother-in-law is amazing, she's one of my favourite people. It's my own mother who likes to put me down.

tounces7 27

Narcissists like to put people down. This is just how narcissism presents itself in older women.

talk about a monster in law.. At least if you marry your boyfriend you know his moms a bitch

OnlySkyrimStays 11

Just say, "And you don't have the right attitude to ever be around kids."

If that's all she's got on you I'd say that's alright. "Right hips to have kids" wtf are you supposed to do to change that.

You should've given her a confused look and said, "Uh, I should hope not; I don't look ANYTHING like a stork, weirdo!"

If you love each other, why does it matter?