My mother in law doesnt really like me. She never has. She was very close to her son, my husband. They had a long relationship as he didnt finish school until he was 25 (PharmD). I met him when he was 26. She was basically his wife. She picked out the furniture for his apartment. Bought and washed all his clothes, cleaned..you get the pic.
Then I came along and my husband and to cut the Mommy apron ties. She is a vindictive mean spirited woman who gossips badly.However, the cloak of church masks the REAL "her". My husband and I have been married for 23 years. I have watched her spoil my husband with nice gifts, my sister in law (her daughter...okay, that is too be expected) Her son -in-law, and all the grand kids and then there is me. Im her whipping boy. If its raining outside...its my fault. If the milk curdles...its my fault.
Every holiday or birthday she gives me the worst gifts. Once she gave me a horrid little nutcracker monkey. For my 30th, which was a hard birthday on me, she gave me a baking dish. She has given me a silver pig with wings, salt and pepper shakers, a stretched out sweater...No joke the sleeves nearly hit the floor. A cowboy nutcracker. (I do collect traditional nutcrakers, not wierd ones.) She gave me on my 40th this little wierd nick nack of a little girl that was three inches high. I have harley davidson playing cards that she gave me one year. Of course, everyone desires a set of nail clippers for Christmas. Really?
However, this year was a doozy. For my 46th She gave me butter knives! Yes...your reading that correct...it's not a typo...a set of butter knives!! What am I going to do with a set of butter knives? This has become so bad...that my husband and girls try to come up with ideas of what my mother in law is going to give me this year. While we joke and try to laugh it off, it is still hurtful as I work hard to get her gifts that she likes and would use.
While I have given her, coach jewelry, coach scarves,a day of beauty at an exclusive salon that cost $400, bread making machine, cell phones, wireless home phones, cd player,expensive crystal, navigation system for her car, the best dyson vacuum, and the list goes on.
I started to think, perhaps Im not the only lonely soul who gets these awful tacky and wierd gifts from their in laws. What is the worst gift you have ever received? It would lift my spirits significantly if you shared. One can choose to cry or laugh at these things. I choose to laugh!!!!
Answer by kity-bity at 5:23 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
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Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:45 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
Every year I get something like this for christmas and my birthday.
Answer by Lobelia at 7:46 AM on Feb. 15, 2013
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