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how do i handle my cunning mom in law????she asks my husband for expensive gifts while we r trying to meet ends meet she gave me a used gift this time when we went to visit her while i had gone out of the way to get her a really nice comforter

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sadia_arsalan

Asked by sadia_arsalan at 2:05 AM on Nov. 29, 2008 in Relationships

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  • ReGift ...........LMAO.
    happy2bme7

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 2:52 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • wats LMAO
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • Laugh My A$$ Off
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • You both have families to contend with, i think the gift giving should end. take care of you imediate family. the rest can be shown thru family get togethers, hallmark cards, etc...you should not have to go broke impressing someone who is now considered the secondary part of your family. (spouses & children=immediate family! parents, siblings, their offspring =secondary family! cousins, aunts, uncles = only count at family reunions and hugs in the grocery store).you get the picture of how it suppost to work.that way no one is stressed by a supersized family they inherited. its hard to convience everyone your not an ass for doing this, but really they are thinking you under their breath, because they didnt have the nerve to get it started & inforce it. your not an ass, just being smart. ok? good luck
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • When you give a gift, one should never be expected in return (above, below or same in value). Never spend more than you can afford, and give from the heart. For grandma's, I'd have the children make something creative if they're old enough, or pictures of the children if they're babies (maybe a collage photo frame with pictures in it).
    lisa_ann_p

    Answer by lisa_ann_p at 9:45 AM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • Just because she asks for expensive gifts doesn't mean you have to give them. You give what you want. If she likes it, great! If not, maybe she'll regift it. You did your part.

    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 12:03 PM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • Wrap a roll of toilet paper and send a card along with it saying, "Just for you - clean your sh*t up!"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • LMAO ANON 11:11AM ...GIGGLES
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Nov. 29, 2008

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