Last year, Lynn (nieces biological Mom) invited my brother and mother to the Birthday party she had. My Mom took a small gift that was more appropriate for her 21 month old sister than Carly, figuring that the sister will be using it more than Carly. My brother bought something small and a package of more appropriate girls underware than what her mother will buy (and the correct size).
They got invited again for this year. My mom couldn't go (although I don't know why her sleep study wasn't until 10pm Saturday night). My brother told Carly she'd get her gift here when we do her Birthday dinner.
My mother came over today, she had told Carly that she couldn't make it so she would take her out shopping. I asked my Mom is she planned on coming to the party on the 21st. To which she plans on coming, so I blankly asked her why she feels that Carly needs two gifts to the boys one gift?
She has done this every year that Carly has been with John and I. For her 3rd Birthday she bought stuff and said it was from Daddy (Philip was out of work), that Christmas I kept hearing how "Carly needed a good Christmas to know she's loved", we won't even get into my real feelings on taht phrase. Last year she took a gift to each party for Carly, she got her more for Christmas the she did the boys. Not hugely noticable as Carly opened her gifts after she came home from her Moms.
I just don't get it! SHe was the biggest complainer of my MIL and SIL treating the boys differently and here she is doing it with Carly.
Stephannie, wife to John, Mom to John, Garrett, CJ and Alex
full-time Auntie to Carly-Ann
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