My MIL and I have a generally good relationship- she doesn't do underhanded things behind my back and she doesn't talk bad about me that I know of. My issue is this: She has always bought a lot of things for my children when they were on sale or whatever, and she asks for my two oldest, both girls, to spend the night every weekend. She also takes my boys, separately, one day a week sometimes. She has a walk in closet FULL of clothes for the kids, plus another closet in another room full, plus several of those plastic vats or containers like you can buy at Walmart. The girls each have about 20 pairs of shoes there, and the boys have a couple pairs each. Any time the kids wear anything home, she always wants it back, and they have so much over there that there are TONS of things they didn't even get to wear before they outgrew it. Now, when she comes and gets one of the kids to stay with her or whatever, she will change their clothes out in the parking lot of my apartments. EVERY time. Then she hands the clothes they were wearing back to me and says, "Here, wash these." If they go anywhere with her, she wants time for HER to get them ready, even if I've already put them on nice clothes and they are clean and look nice. I don't know how to take all this. Any opinions? Is this a normal thing?
I would personally find it to be rude. So the clothes you had them in aren't good enough? Maybe I'm just being hormonal but I would be upset. And to have so many clothes that they aren't wearing them before outgrowing them? I wouldn't say anything, it's her money that SHE is wasting.
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