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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I was trying to be polite but I agree with the above sentiments.

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    Yeah I think it's pretty off too. Parents should decide what is from Santa (if they do Santa).

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    I agree with others.
    Parents decide what, if anything, comes from Santa.

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    absolutely - parents buy from Santa. Always.

    I take back what I said before (2nd post in this thread) ... time to get DH to speak up.

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    I had to talk to my MIL about the - we'd do presents with our kids from santa and us then go there for lunch and Lo and behold santa would have presents there as well. I let it go at first but eventually couldn't bite my tongue and had to tell her that her presents weren't from santa - that was our role as parents.

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    I had to talk to my MIL about the - we'd do presents with our kids from santa and us then go there for lunch and Lo and behold santa would have presents there as well. I let it go at first but eventually couldn't bite my tongue and had to tell her that her presents weren't from santa - that was our role as parents.
    This is what I'm worried about happening. Right now it doesn't really matter, he can't read and we're overseas so can just change it. But what about when we are living in Australia again and go to hers for lunch? If she came to ours for lunch would she bring a gift from Santa? I just feel like she has no boundaries between parents/grandparents and who does and decides what. I know my SIL (her daughter) probably doesn't help as I know she gives MIL full reign to do as she pleases with our nephews. So I'll of course look like a cow.

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    My BIL tried this...he wanted us to buy presents for our niece and nephew and have them come from santa (before we had kids). I politely told him to get fcuked and buy his own kids Santa presents because our presents will come from us. If we had kids first and he tried to pull that kid he would have had the same reception. If your DH will be all wishy washy about it you do it. It's an uncomfortable conversation to have, but it's way over stepping the line.

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    I wouldn't be happy with that either. Santa is a parents thing. Not for anyone else!

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    My mum keeps trying this. She buys gifts for the kids and says they are from Santa. She is all like "oh look what Santa left at my house" if the kids are near I say "no mum. Remember silly, you bought those. Santa brings all the gifts to our house" if they aren't there I'm not as nice drives me crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelicHobgoblin View Post
    My mum keeps trying this. She buys gifts for the kids and says they are from Santa. She is all like "oh look what Santa left at my house" if the kids are near I say "no mum. Remember silly, you bought those. Santa brings all the gifts to our house" if they aren't there I'm not as nice drives me crazy
    You've said something and she still keeps doing it?! Ugh!

    DH is definitely planning on talking to her, he completely agrees that she shouldn't be doing Santa gifts and he thought he had already said something to her last year or the year before so he's a bit annoyed. The thing is, DH is ridiculously nice and PC with his mom so I guarantee he'll do it in a way that doesn't get the point across.


 

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