To be upset that DSDs didn't buy me a present ?

(57 Posts)
Primadonnagirl Fri 27-Dec-13 22:38:45

I have known them for 15 years..they rang me on Xmas day to say they loved me..today was our family Xmas day..they bought their father a pressie but not me.Nobody has said anything . Not even DH. They didn't even get us a card.WTF?I just shut myself away and carried on cooking dinner but v upset ..even more upset the DH hasn't said anything..what would you do?

SlinkyB Sat 28-Dec-13 22:20:00

How did you get on chatting to dh today op? Hope you're ok.

Dawndonnaagain Sat 28-Dec-13 22:53:40

I always bought my Step mother a birthday present and a Christmas present. She was a wonderful woman who cared a great deal. I'm so sorry that this has happened to you, Primadonna and yes, I think you need a gentle word with your dh tomorrow.

happygirl87 Sun 29-Dec-13 13:29:19

YANBU. I buy my DSM a bday gift and card, Christmas gift and card and Mother's Day gift and card. I take DSD to buy Father's Day and bday gifts and cards for DP, and I help DSD and DP choose and pay for bday, Christmas and Mother's Day things for DPs ex (DSDs DM). Throughout the year I buy little things for DSD, from pjs and day trips to favourite foods and schools shoes, as well as buying bday and Christmas presents. I even buy a Christmas present for DPs ex's DM (DSDs Grandma) as she does a lot of childcare and I see her quite often at pick up etc.

For some reason DPs ex does buy a present for Christmas for me and DP (usually shared) from her and DSD. But does it occur to anyone (even DP) that I might like (a tiny, cheap, token, homemade) something on bday or Mother's Day from DSD just to show that she has thought of me? No it does not. sad

Primadonnagirl Mon 30-Dec-13 18:45:57

So I had a word with Dh ..as expected he completely defended them...they don't have much money..the present he got was only from one of them etc..I don't care anymore...I have been brought up to have manners and I know that this was rude..and the last year I will buy then anything

Chippednailvarnish Mon 30-Dec-13 20:13:59

I'd be shelving his next present as well, see how he likes it...

thegreylady Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:40

Yes they were rude and thoughtless. Not only do I receive birthday and Christmas gifts from adult dsc but they are equivalent to what they buy their mother.

AnandaTimeIn Mon 30-Dec-13 20:45:43

Next year don't bother cooking. (Personally I'm off for Christmas 2014, started saving already..).

I'm still waiting for my DS's Xmas present, he said he ordered it to be delivered to his uni ;-)

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