I think this year my husband finally woke up and realize how his parents play favorites....
We can usually have a good Christmas ( lots of gifts to go around) but this year my husband lost his job so we had to dip into the christmas money so it wasnt as big as before , and I think that is why it annoyed me more this year than all of the others...
My kids are 2 and 4 years old, my husbands brothers kids are 8 and 9 and honestly they are spoiled monsters, they wont listen, they ruin everything ( obvious by the colored on walls and furniture, broken toys and thier trashed rooms ) .... My kids are younger and they know how to say please and thank you and actually value the things they get...and I think that is also why this annoys me to much.
My mother and father in law have alot of money ( over $7000/month in a place where it is average for about $2000) .... but yet every year they get our kids cheapy crappy toys ( this year they gave my daughter one of those $1 barbie dolls from the dollar store and got my son one of those $5 horses from the dollar store..... not to mention nephew broke both of them within the 30 minutes after opening...
Neice got a $600 video camera, 3 baby dolls ( one of them was the $50 walking one), and several nice outfits... nephew got several wii games amoung his several other expensive things.... these were all just for a christmas eve get together ... and it maks me mad I could tell my daughter was a little jealous because she just watched her cousin play with the babydoll that she wanted... but she was still nice even told my mother in law that she loved the barbie... meanwhile niece yelled because her video camera was blue and she wanted it to be pink....
this is just a rant, and gifts are not what christmas is about and it is there money and they can buy what they want, etc... but woudnt this make you so mad !!!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Dec. 27, 2010 in Parenting Debate
Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by dancer at 10:26 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
My mother didnt even acknowledge my kids for Christmas this year, it can always be worse
Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
WOW! i am so sorry that this happened to your kids- i agree, it is Not about the presents but........... that is a Horrible thing to do to your Grandchildren! If your In Laws choose Not to treat All of them Equally then i would have to be DONE! There is no way i would let that happen again- Ever!
Answer by daisyb at 10:38 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by hill2 at 10:51 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by LeJane at 10:52 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by spottedpony at 10:53 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Wow at the difference. Yes and no it terms of how it bothered me. I would be upset but I would never let my son see how I was hurt by it. Because I want him to truly believe he has the love he deserves from his Grandparents. But I can honestly say I would not open gifts, ever, with the whole family when it is so noticeable. If my in laws inquired why we seem to disappear on gift giving holidays I would hope to have the courage to be honest: "I have noticed the types of gifts you give X and Y and I am concerned my children will eventually be very hurt by the differences in the amount and quality of the gifts they receive from you. While I don't want to teach them relationships are all about expensive gifts, I don't want them to think you love them less. So for now I choose to have you come to our home and open gifts not with the cousins because I know you love them equally (lie gracefully) and don't intend to hurt them.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:20 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
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