A woman in Shandong sparked a buzz on Weibo after complaining that her mother-in-law had transformed her handsome little boy into an “old-fashioned baby” while she was away.
The 25-year-old mother, named Cui, had reportedly left her baby with her mother-in-law for two days as she had to go back to parent’s home. However, when she returned, couldn’t recognize her own baby. The baby boy’s hair had been shaved all off, and he was dressed in old-school attire.
Cui took a few shots of her baby boy’s new look and posted them on Weibo, saying: “My son has become like this after being looked after by my mother-in-law for a few days. He has no hair or clothes, but just looks like a beggar.” This thread then gained over 16 million clicks within 2 days , together with the hot discussion topic “grandmother is the killer of trendy kids” on the Internet.
When asked if this issue reflected the generation gap, Cui said that elderly just wanted the children to grow up healthy and didn’t care about other things like fashion. However, she said although their ideas of child-rearing are different, they both love the child very much.
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By Jennifer Hui