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MIL didn't get my child a birthday present

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sugarcoat21 Wed 07-Sep-16 20:09:42

My MIL has always bought my children presents for birthdays, Christmas etc. This year we fell out in January. She sent my youngest a card and a cheque in May and even sent me a card. My son is 13th today and she sent him a card but no present! I'm fuming.

AIBU to think it so wrong to suddenly stop getting your grandchildren presents because you've fallen out with the parents?

sugarcoat21 Wed 07-Sep-16 20:10:32

Sorry, it said it had failed to post which is why I pressed post again.

Bumpmadethemjump Wed 07-Sep-16 20:12:08

Harsh of her but she did send a card. My delightful mil doesn't even send a text wishing dd a happy birthday so we'd be quite impressed if she managed a card.

Bluebolt Wed 07-Sep-16 20:14:03

I would assume on one occasion she has made a mistake. I found a birthday cheque two months after I sent the card.

sparechange Wed 07-Sep-16 20:17:46

It depends on the falling out. There are plenty of threads on here where people advocate returning gifts sent to GCs when parents are NC.

I think if you fell out badly, you have to accept no relationship with you all is the side effect of it

QuiteLikely5 Wed 07-Sep-16 20:19:39

Did you say thank you for the previous gifts despite your falling out?

Are you sure the cheque hasn't been removed from the card?

FreddyFireflyCanFeckOff Thu 08-Sep-16 09:21:52


Don't get dragged into the game though. Stay above it. It may be likely your Mum is doing this to initiate some sort of conversation with you.

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