Small gifts for each of my sisters and SIL, I am also getting something for SO's SIL and sisters along with my mom and his mom. Nothing big...hand cream, foot cream, chapstick, tart warmer and a tart.
When I told SO this, he comments..."WE don't get each other gifts, we do a grab bag. That way no one feels like they should have to buy for anyone else."
I do this because I WANT to, not because I expect anything in return. Why do I feel irritated by his comment? I KNOW that they don't buy for everyone. It's just something that I want to do.
Sorry, this is more of a vent.
Answer by mmmegan38 at 6:39 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
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Answer by MamaAlice54 at 6:10 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
I bought things for hubby's family the first few years we were married. I was met with the same kind of response from the recipients. It seemed really rude to me to say "why did you do that" instead of "thank you", but that is how his family is. I stopped doing it, they didn't appreciate it and I didn't appreciate their reactions.
Answer by scout_mom at 7:36 PM on Nov. 26, 2010