Sil's birthday gift - wwyd?
CeliaFate · 28/05/2011 16:46
Posted in chat as well. It's her 50th soon. Dh thinks we should buy her a present. I do not. For my 40th (last year) I got ... nothing. Not even a card. She said she posted it, okay it could have got lost. But she claims she "forgot" it was my 40th. Okay. Like she forgot my 30th. I had a bunch of flowers.
It seems childish I know and I should take the high road, but I'm really pissed off at buying her a present when she can't be arsed with my birthday. (There is a LOT of history with sil so I admit I'm biased).
ZombiePlan · 28/05/2011 17:20
I'd give her a card. If you really feel like taking the moral high ground, pick up a bottle of wine for her next time you're in the supermarket. I certainly wouldn't bust a gut searching high and low for The Perfect Gift though, given that she can't even be arsed to write your burthdsy on her calendar...
horriblemotheragain · 28/05/2011 17:24
no, i wouldn't bother. she obviously doesn't care about yours! i am still miffed with Dh's parents who said they'd write me a cheque for my birthday (which is what they usually do tbh) and i never got it. they did ring me on the day to say happy birthday, we'll send you some money to treat yourself. It never arrived. I'm sure it was an oversight but i was really looking forward to having some £ to spend on myself for a change...
Anyway, don't bother with the high road, if you're not friends with her, why send her a present?
SuePurblybilt · 28/05/2011 17:41
But he's getting away with not remembering by not being domesticated and she's not? I just thought it a bit unfair that all the blame be directed at the female half of a couple both quite capable of entering Clintons Cards .
Anyway, I would either not bother or just get something like a bottle of wine. Or maybe suggest that as presents seem to be a bit hit and miss, you all make a decision not to buy for adults from now on?
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