A cpl of years ago, things got SO out of control with buying for all of the "adults" in mine and my dh's families that we made a rule to stop buying for all the grown ups. The "gift" portion of the holidays was designated to the kids and the adults were supposed to know the true meaning of Christmas and stick with Christmas cards and sharing each other's company etc. So dh's mom sends a check to us yesterday for $500. I'm really irritated. That's not just a gift or even a little money to get the kids a gift for Christmas. It's excessive. I suggested we buy them expensive gifts with the money they sent, but it still goes against our wishes. Dh doesn't seem to mind and I think he'd spend it all if I let him. Now dh and I have spent a good part of today trying to decide what to do with it last minute and how to reciprocate. A great gift to us would have been to simply get the kids a little something and send us a card. It seems that most of our disagreements have to do with his mom and now this. Uggghhh!
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 5:19 PM on Dec. 19, 2010
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