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    if I can make another suggestion. I actually stopped buying Christmas presents for my kids because my MIL would buy so much stuff. I told my children, when nana stops I will start. I bought things for my children as they needed them through out the year, and I would get them something for their birthdays, but for Christmas, they would get so many toys, and clothes, and just general junk, that there was no need for me to buy anything. I really couldn't get my MIL to stop. hugs marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    if I can make another suggestion. I actually stopped buying Christmas presents for my kids because my MIL would buy so much stuff. I told my children, when nana stops I will start. I bought things for my children as they needed them through out the year, and I would get them something for their birthdays, but for Christmas, they would get so many toys, and clothes, and just general junk, that there was no need for me to buy anything. I really couldn't get my MIL to stop. hugs marie.
    I know DH wouldn't go for that, so suggesting I am going to do that is actually a good way to get him to be firm with her .

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    £1500 isn't a lot of money when she's buying 90 presents for each of the kids...so it must just be loads of cheap nasty cr@p! I could easily spend $3,000AUD (I wouldn't, but could!) but it would be on a few good quailty items - eg. ipad, cubby house, pre-paid holiday, etc.
    I'm watching it now! She bought two of the kids an iPhone 6 and iPad! But she shops throughout the year and grabs a lot from sales it seems. They showed them opening their presents last year and you could tell they were bored after a while, plus obviously didn't like all gifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    I'm watching it now! She bought two of the kids an iPhone 6 and iPad! But she shops throughout the year and grabs a lot from sales it seems. They showed them opening their presents last year and you could tell they were bored after a while, plus obviously didn't like all gifts.
    Oh my a new iPhone and iPad. That's a fair chunk of money!

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    So I'm just sorting through the cupboard to get everything wrapped while I have some DS1 free time and noticed this (picture) on one of the gifts MIL sent. I hadn't seen it as DH had put them all away. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    So I'm just sorting through the cupboard to get everything wrapped while I have some DS1 free time and noticed this (picture) on one of the gifts MIL sent. I hadn't seen it as DH had put them all away. Thoughts?

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    Any idea what it is? Can you un-Santa it easily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    So I'm just sorting through the cupboard to get everything wrapped while I have some DS1 free time and noticed this (picture) on one of the gifts MIL sent. I hadn't seen it as DH had put them all away. Thoughts?

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    Hell no!

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    My initial thoughts @HollyGolightly81 are no no no no no

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    I was trying to be polite but I agree with the above sentiments.

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    Default WWYD about grandparents going overboard with gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Any idea what it is? Can you un-Santa it easily?
    I know what it is, a DVD. It's one of the gifts I wasn't going to give him and tuck away for later, plus he can't read yet so it ultimately doesn't matter right now. BUT this is the third year she's done it, I thought we had said something but can't remember if we were just leaving it until it does matter (i.e. When Ds1 can read). I think it's pretty off, surely the parents decide what is from Santa? And she doesn't say anything to us about it, presents just arrive from her marked 'from santa' so it's not like she checks what our plans are.
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