After getting pretty peeved at MIL ignoring me regarding too many presents for Christmas I have been meaning to start a thread about this. What do you do and what are your thoughts on grandparents getting your kids too much for Christmas/birthdays and also ignoring your wishes on it?
MIL emailed a few weeks ago asking for gift ideas, I replied that I thought she had already given DS1 a gift, so did she want just a suggestion for DS2. She replied, 'oh yes I forgot, just a couple small ideas so they have something to open on the day.' I thought I was being considerate replying with a few options for her to choose from, I gave two 'bigger' ideas to be a joint gift for both DSes since we really don't need anything specifically for ds2. And then I gave smaller ideas for each boy, my intention being she either got one joint gift OR a small present each. She replied that she would get one joint gift AND a present each. I replied that that was super generous of her but they really want for nothing and DS1's birthday is a few weeks after Christmas when he will be getting more so please either just the joint gift or just one small gift each. Fast forward a couple days later and DH tells me that she bought everything... I'm genuinely so annoyed, I replied so politely and clear that it was too much and she full on ignored me. The gifts have arrived and I have decided we will just give them the joint gift and save the other two for another time or their birthday, haven't told her this yet. So wwyd?