I was sitting with my BFF, her MIL and my husband. Prek was first and the MIL started to bid on her granddaughters class painting. (Not my BFFs daughter). The whole time she was saying how it didn't matter how much it was she was going to get it. Well, there was a bidding war between the MIL and another mom. The other mom had a child that passed away 3 years ago in a car accident with her husband. We all knew who she was bidding with and MIL also knew. She kept saying she didn't care. At the end of it the MIL ended up with the painting, and the final bid was $156.
After she went and paid and collected her painting, the other bidder came and offered her 200 for it. She explained that she lost the bid with her son, and she was really wanting this one. Well MIL let her have it for what she paid for it. I cried. I thought it was touching. Her son and mine were BFFs.
We came home and start moving along with our day. I pull up fb this evening and I see MIL posted what happened. Now I'm not sure if what she did was an act of kindness or guilt from being put on the spot?
If it is an act of kindness do you really post what YOU did on fb?