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to to be pissed off with my xmas pressie from MIL

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crazybubbasmummy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:30:49

for my birthday my MIL asked me if i would like money or a present for my birthday and me knowing how much i hate recieving presents cause i am so fussy with everything asked for the money and explained i would enjoy picking something myself, she decided to get me a present anyway of which she chose a tracksuit, i never wear tracksuits and dont even own trainers, the tracksuit was also 2 sizes to big, she then got the hump when i asked for the reciept to change the size not the gift!!

now we have secret santa in our family and she has got me and has showed me the present she has got me and its a really taky bag (that i doubt she would use herself)which i will never use, this may be the only present i recieve this year as me and my partener are not buying for eachother as money is tight

i might sound very ungrateful but i feel there has been no thought put into either of the presents she has chosen me and she bought her other DIL a very lovely present

random Wed 02-Dec-09 19:31:58

Don't be so ungrateful ..

crazybubbasmummy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:36:04

i know i am being ungrateful but i just dont know where she got these ideas from for these presents, i feel awful now i knew i was ungrateful

TheFallenMadonna Wed 02-Dec-09 19:36:21

For my birthday last year my MIL gave me a packet of paper napkins. And the year before for Christmas I got a plastic microwave omelette maker.

crazybubbasmummy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:38:32

lol well i suppose im not that unlucky then, i think i would have prefered the omlette maker though

hohoholepew Wed 02-Dec-09 19:39:05

For my 30th my MIL got me a verrucca sock, just the one. I smiled and said thanks. Then binned it.

DizzyIzzyLizzy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:44:55

TheFallenMadonna do we have the same MIL?? Last christmas I had a set of plastic microwave saucepans grin

diddl Wed 02-Dec-09 19:45:15

I think YANBU to be hmm that she offered money & then bought a tracksuit.

I wouldn´t have a clue what to buy my MIL, nor she me!

Good job we only do cards!

maybe she doesn't like you, sounds very passive aggressive

JaynieB Wed 02-Dec-09 19:48:11

Those presents are pretty awful! The verucca sock takes the biscuit though - can you get your own back? Buy her something equally dodgy perhaps...? A negligee two sizes too small...

Jofins Wed 02-Dec-09 19:49:26

YANBU, my MIL went through a phase of buying presents that involved water and electricity.

They do it on purpose.

crazybubbasmummy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:50:11

i think she doesnt like me i think thats the upsetting thing as she did offer me money and i mentally spent it on a jumper i loved! she also phoned me and asked what to get my other half *her son* as his dad has him in this secret santa. why not phone my other half and ask him if she wanted to pick something. oh well her money wasted

Tizzyjacko Wed 02-Dec-09 19:51:05

My MIL once gave me 2 coathangers but the worst was a shower cap when I had very short cropped hair

DaftApeth Wed 02-Dec-09 19:52:00

Plan it so you get to buy her present and buy her some haemorrhoid creamgrin

ScaredOfCows Wed 02-Dec-09 19:52:26

A verucca sock .... I assume you actually had a verucca?

FabIsVeryHappy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:52:50


You sound jealous of her other DIL.

How much time do you actually spend with your MIL?

crazybubbasmummy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:53:21

its her birthday soon and she has asked for a professional picture of all her grand children which i was happy to organise until now! even saying we would all need to split the cost of a decent size photo

Georgimama Wed 02-Dec-09 19:53:34

Part of me says don't be ungrateful, but it's the waste that annoys me - my MIL wanted to know what DS could do with for Christmas, I said a coat. She has bought age 4 to 5 because he will "grow into it". He is a 2 and a half and I know one year olds who weigh more than him. Hurrmph.

We can beat all of those crap presents though, last year SIL bought DH (who doesn't cook) a packet of salt. We still don't know why.

Buda Wed 02-Dec-09 19:53:44

You will not outdo WWW (I think) whose MIL bought her X yards of knicker elastic. So don't even try! grin

MIL bought DH a comb one year.

He is bald.

Greensleeves Wed 02-Dec-09 19:54:09

My MIL once gave me two carrier bags full of old slimming magazines

she is like a toothpick with hair and I am.....nothmm

hohoholepew Wed 02-Dec-09 19:55:16

No I didn't have one. I wasn't even going swimming either. She likes to buy me anti-perspirant for christmas.

2ChildrenPlusLA Wed 02-Dec-09 19:55:39

fgs what does it matter. the relationship shouldn't be defined by presents.

biglips Wed 02-Dec-09 19:55:55

YABU hmm....i get £5.00 every year without FAIL off my MIL and i appreciate it too. Appreciate what you got.

crazybubbasmummy Wed 02-Dec-09 19:56:04

much more than her other one i go round ther most days to tak my son to see her and put a lot of effort in with her, i do anything she asks and put myself out alot, im not jealous of her other DIL im jealous of her present!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ScaredOfCows Wed 02-Dec-09 19:57:21

Buda - love the comb for your bald husband!

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