In a TikTok video sparking debate and a little bit of uncomfortableness after a mother “surprises” her 23-year-old son while he had a girl sleeping over. The mother, or @crazystoreowner on the app, says she saw on Instagram that her son had a girl over and wanted to surprise them. Since the video was posted on Mother’s Day, she goes into the bedroom without knocking and says “Happy Mother’s Day!” Although the mom says she wanted to keep it “fun,” many felt uncomfortable with the intrusion of boundaries and felt sympathy for the girl, who most likely felt a bit awkward.
I know I am the worst mom. Let the comments begin. Yes, he’s 23! But, I gotta keep it fun. Love him.
The woman opens the door to her son’s house, which already felt weird to them, and enters the bedroom. When she enters, the two are asleep when she loudly asks how they are as she crawls into the bed while a man, most likely her husband and the boy’s father, films her. With over 200 thousand likes and 14 thousand comments, it is safe to say that the video left a bad taste in viewers’ mouths. “I would never disrespect my adult son like that” one person commented.
In a follow-up video, the wife films her husband and asks what it is like to be married to her, while he has a filter on his face to make it look like he is crying while saying the marriage is “lovely.” The mother definitely had a lot of negativity in her comments, as people thought it was a strange thing to do and a little bit disrespectful. And, the follow-up video did not make it any better. “So you still find it funny? Can’t take anything serious,” one person wrote.
Overall, many felt sorry for the girl and said that if this happened to them, they probably wouldn’t return. Many have heard the “mother-in-law” stereotypes that occur when a mother is overprotective of their son, often creating a divide between the mother and the son’s partner. “This is how you get your son to never talk to you again,” one user wrote. With that comment having over 300 likes, it seems many agreed.