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    Default Giving away baby clothes

    So tonight MIL has told me that if SIL (12 weeks pregnant) is having a boy, I will be giving her all of my DS's (20 months) old clothes. I am 28 weeks pregnant with twin girls and we are struggling with money so I was planning to sell the clothes so I can buy clothes for the girls. SIL has a daughter who is one year older than my son and she has not offered her old clothes to us.
    Do you think that is fair? Do you think that it is a bit rude of MIL to just decide for me what I do with my son's clothes? Would it be bad if I still sold the clothes instead?

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    To be honest, I'd have laughed at her. And then offered your SIL a trade.

    Eta: For the record no I dont think it would be bad to sell them but I rarely see baby clothes sell for a decent price, let alone enough to cloth twins. I figure if you trade at the very least you have a full set of clothes for one of your girls and in a stretch enough clothes for both, just may need to do extra washing.
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    I wouldn't listen to her especially given that your MIL stated rather than asked.
    If you want to sell the clothes for extra money then do it. I would not let my MIL dictate what l should do with my belongings.

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    Presumptuous and rude...I wouldn't do it on principle

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    They are your clothes - don't let your MIL push you into giving them away.

    Rude and presumptuous!

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    Your clothes - your choice.

    I would simple tell her you already had a plan to sell the clothes but she can have first options if any that she particularly liked.

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    I would of laughed if my MIL said something like that, but I agree maybe ask your SIL if she would like to trade, if she says no go on gumtree or something and see if anyone will trade there?

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    If you want to ask sil if shed like to trade first go for it, but to just presume you'll hand over your clothes for nothing in return bahaha yeah right.

    Do what you want to do, there yours not hers, if sil doesn't want to trade then do what you want wether that be trying to trad elsewhere or sell. Don't let your mil dictate what you can can't should and shouldn't do.

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    That's just rude! If you need to sell them to get some money towards buying clothes for your twins then that's fair enough. You are going to be buying 2 lots of clothes, your SIL only needs to buy for one.

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    How rude!


 

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