my mother gave my husband the same old rusted over tackle (fishing) gear which I threw out in the bin the same week she came over (she goes through my rubbish) Disgusting stingy B**ch, she has 2 houses paid off and is a lady of leisure.
Gave my son some things which I had in a bag to take to salvos which she offered to take to salvos for me to save the trip.
I tell her every year to PLEASE not get us anything !!!
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04-01-2016 06:37 #201Senior Member
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04-01-2016 07:56 #203Senior Member
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My MIL gave my 17 month old a Soda ******....
04-01-2016 08:09 #204
she gave us a baby gift the other day, was a 10 pack of best & less bibs which dh said he noticed was covered in crumbs (wtf), a child's book and this fluffy bunny stuffed toy. the book is ok and the bibs I can wash but the bunny looks dirty and doesn't smell very new. I'll probably not keep the bunny for that reason.
again, I don't give a sh.t about the gifts themselves or how much they cost, it's the blatant double standard that she expects nice things for herself and her kid but gives rubbish in return.
04-01-2016 08:14 #205
My MIL have me a box set of classic little golden books this year. Even DH is still trying to work that one out. I'm 30. No kids. Not pregnant and they don't even know we're TTC. DH said MIL asked him what childhood movies I wanted for Christmas and he said none and gave her ideas of things I wanted (a book, perfume, myer voucher so I can buy new bras etc). Was still fixated on childish things for me. *sigh*
Last year was half a dozen Disney movies ie Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty etc. All because I have some of the later ones like Toy Story, Tangled, Frozen.
04-01-2016 08:16 #206
we cut out gifts to other adults ma few years ago. and we didn't have kids then! dh has a reasonably sized family here and was buying $50-$75 gifts on every aunt, uncle etc. I suggested it gets cut back to his mum and brother only which he was happy to do, and now we just buy for his mum, the oldies (grandmas) and kids. a few of the adults got their noses out of joint but they got over it.
I have only my immediate family that I buy for and they're interstate so we just do a family KK ($50 limit) and again, just buy for the kids.
it's so much easier!!
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