'I Love A Mama's Boy': Annette meddles in all Justina and Jason do, fans say 'grandma is overstepping'
During the lunch Justina discussed with her sisters that she and Jason wanted a summer camp wedding and she hasn’t broken the news to Annette yet
Justina met her sisters over lunch to talk to them about her current relationship status with her future mother-in-law Annette. Last week we saw Annette and her daughter tagged along with Justina on her wedding dress shopping and she was not pleased to see how Annette was pushing her ideas for the wedding.
Annette was quick to comment on all the dresses she was trying on and seemed to have decided what she would like to see Justina in. Fortunately, Justina's sister came to her rescue. Amid the discussion about the dress, Annette decided to question Justina's sisters if they knew anything about the wedding venue. When Annette suggested the venue might be Vegas, Justina's sisters were quick to shut her down.
During the lunch Justina discussed with her sisters that she and Jason wanted a summer camp wedding and hasn’t broken the news to Annette yet who is planning a Las Vegas wedding for the couple. Later, Justina and Jason took her to the toy shop to find her a reward for doing a good job at potty training. Grandma Annette joined them and insisted on buying her several toys. The couple was trying to teach their toddler how to make a choice and be content and grandma was spilling water in all of their efforts.
Viewers of the show took to TLC’s official handle on instagram to share their views. “She needs to back off and let them parent their child how they want to,” wrote a viewer. “Grandma is overstepping and needs to back off. Her son told her no then she needs to respect him and respect he said no,” said another. “You as a grandparent cannot undermine a parent. If they want her to have ONE toy; then respect what they are saying. She had no freakin boundaries! Stay in yo lane!” said another
Few of the viewers also felt that every grandmother should be able to spoil their grandchildren as they said, “I’ll never change my stance on this! I think it’s cruel to deny a grandparent the honor of spoiling their grandchild. Everyone needs to chill out. I wish I had a grandparent who invested in me the way I invest in my grandchildren.” While another wondered why the parents took her along at all, “Why take her with them if that’s the case? Especially knowing how she is.. shouldn’t it be just the parents and the child?” Another viewer felt the show was scripted as this was not how families behaved in real life, “I am convinced the interactions on this show are scripted. There is NO way either of my sons would tolerate this behavior from me & I wouldn’t expect them to. I tell my grandsons that when their parents are here we have to follow their rules & I can’t imagine trying to undermine their authority or being involved in their relationships.”
While they were still in the toy shop Justina told Annette that she and Jason were planning a summer camp wedding and Annette told her that’s not what her son wanted and Justina was being entitled.
Later, to clear the air between the two, Justina called Annette over for dinner. Annette was upset for not being invited to stay over during the covid lockdown. Without letting Annette divert the topic, Justina firmly told Annette that a camp wedding is what they wanted and they wouldn’t be having an LA wedding.
'I Love A Mama's Boy' airs on Sundays at 10 pm ET on TLC.