My SIL (DH's sister) recently moved in with her long-time boyfriend, who has a boy about 10 years old (I think). They live in another state, we havent' seen them in almost 3 years, and we have only met this little boy once.
I'm getting ready to buy Christmas presents for my neices and the thought crossed my mind... Should I buy him a present too? Like I said, we only met him once 3 years ago. My SIL and his dad aren't married so he's not really even a step-nephew to us yet. And I don't have the slightest idea what he's even into.
On another note... my sister got married this summer and her husband has 4 kids. We've met 2 of them, but don't know them very well either since he doesn't have custody of them. I plan on getting the two boys we've met presents. Would it be wrong to not do anything for the other 2 that we have never met?
Answer by tropicalmama at 7:49 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
You're not "obligated to" buy for them, but I think that the fact that you've never met the other two and the other only once shouldn't matter because they are part of your sister and DH's life. I would try to find out some of the things they like and if you can't ,an inexpensive (maybe $15) gift card to Toys R Us or Walmart, $10 to McDonalds would be a nice choice. JMO.
Answer by LovingParent08 at 7:50 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
You cannot buy two kids in one family presents and not the other two. That is cruel and grinch-y. The gift card idea is great - kids love those things.
If you're not close to your SIL, I would think a loving note and a gift card for her + include the child's name is nice. That way they can do something together.
Don't be a grinch!
Answer by Wimsey at 8:14 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
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