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Why does MIL do this?

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cheesypastaplease Thu 26-Dec-13 10:55:46

I love MIL, she is very lovely and would do anything for us and dc but she seems to have a problem.

Yesterday she brought gifts over, she gave 5 year old dd pyjamas aged 7-8, and 2 year old ds pyjamas aged 4-5 years. She also brought dd a dressing up outfit aged 7-8 and ds a dressing gown for 3-4 years. Now my dc are about average height so these things won't fit them for a while - in fact pjs aged 2-3 drown ds as it is!

When questioned she replied they would grow into them! I know her hearts in the right place but it seems like a waste of money!

Cookie08 Thu 26-Dec-13 16:20:41

Your first line says it all, about her and about you. Both nice people. Could it be nana's showing first signs of difficulty. It happens. It's sad. Be kind. What does it matter if her gift isn't perfect? She still wants to give. Isn't this what Christmas is about? There is no commandment that " thy gift shall be appropriate and exactly what I think you should give my children" Happy New Year Cheesy Pasta Person.

CantaSlaus Thu 26-Dec-13 16:49:51

I've just spent £75 on clothes for dd who is 9 months old. I've bought 12-18 and 18-24 sizes. She has loads of 9-12 and I'd rather I spent and other people spent their money on something that wil for eventually rather than something that is too small.

RhondaJean Thu 26-Dec-13 17:09:14

I don't understand this being a problem. I used to buy several years ahead for my girls in the sales and vacuum bag them away because we didn't have much room when they were little. I used to love having the clothes laid away for them to wear and I preferred people buying at least one or two sizes up as they invariably had plenty if clothes that fit or were just slightly too big

Op are your children short of pjs that fit right now?

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 26-Dec-13 17:25:08

Why's it distasteful to ask?

If the answer is yes it would be a valid reason to get a little wound up by clothes that are to would also mean that any close relatives should be aware of it as an issue.

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