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cookieswirls Mon 02-Jan-17 16:36:44

Sil called earlier to thank us for presents for Xmas, late I know but they were away over Xmas so didn't mind. But the way she said it upset me. She said ' thanks for our presents, we know your struggling so am grateful!' WTF not sure what she meant as we are not struggling money wise confused we have 3 kids including twins if that's what she meant but I still felt strange about what she said.

dollydaydream114 Mon 02-Jan-17 16:41:35

I think you're being a bit over-sensitive to be honest.

Perhaps your DH has said something to her about how busy you've been with the kids or has casually said something about how expensive Christmas is with three kids, and she's taken it to mean more than it did.

Either way it doesn't sound remotely bitchy or rude; I wouldn't worry about it.

HecateAntaia Mon 02-Jan-17 16:42:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ohdearducks Mon 02-Jan-17 16:43:38

Unless there's passive aggressive history going on then maybe she just got her wires crossed re; 'struggling'?

DonaldStott Mon 02-Jan-17 16:44:00

I think you are being abit over-sensitive too.

Ohyesiam Mon 02-Jan-17 17:12:00

Don't know of there is a back story, but if not, you are probably over thinking it

PurpleMinionMummy Mon 02-Jan-17 17:12:38

I don't think yabu. What a weird comment.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 02-Jan-17 17:14:38

Maybe she meant struggling for time?

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