I know this is a bit petty but I just want to get it out. I love my In-Laws to bits. But every year since I have been with my DH I've always made the effort and gotten them presents for every occasion, without ever getting or expecting anything in return. So this Christmas was no exception. But somehow I had the idea that now we have DS they might have gotten us something little for him as we always buy for our nieces and nephew, MIL, SILs and BILs. But nothing! I get that Christmas can be a strain on the budget but not even a card? Even if they gave us a card I would have been happy, it means that they thought of us and DS. I guess it's just feeling neglected more than anything.
This is on top of the fact that MIL never got us anything for the birth of DS despite buying quite a few gifts for the wife of the guy she is having an affair with new baby (she claimed that we had everything we could possibly need)
I hate the idea of the kids missing out from us but at the same time I don't want to get them anything next year on principal.
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26-12-2011 01:10 #1
The In-Laws *Vent*
26-12-2011 02:34 #2
Yep, that sucks. I complain about my MIL buying DD crappy gifts but at least she is thinking about DD. And when you think about how many cheap clearance stores there are you wonder why a $2 book is too much trouble.
Hopefully they will pull their socks up and start giving something, not for the sake of material possessions but just for giving in kind.
26-12-2011 02:36 #3
Honestly I wouldn't worry about the kids missing out from you, they get your company and I'm sure they appreciate that (my kids do) I would be inclined to step back and give what you get for a while maybe this will help them understand the hurt that comes with it. Maybe give the children each a special card my second LOVES cards as does my first and will treasure them for weeks
26-12-2011 11:31 #4
My MIL and FIL gave my 3 yr old a talking Steve Irwin doll that your welcome to if you want it. Crikey, that thing is scary.
26-12-2011 17:14 #5
My mum got my nieces nothing for Xmas . But seriously you can get a $10 present and they would be happy. It's not the gift it's the thought .
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