deardia · 10/04/2021 19:34
I never learn!!!! My in-laws are super ungrateful all the time!!! Pisses me off. Yet I still throw gifts their way, god only knows why! Because it only stresses me out more than anything.
Dh was going round to his mums to pick something up, I prepared gifts earlier and so told him to take it with him. It's a gift for the whole family, for context the people living in the house are mil, bil, sil, and sil one child. (Bil and sil are brother and sister to each other, so not to be confused with being married to one another)
Anyways it's a gift that you can see would've took a lot of thought, all personalised, one gift is for the whole family and the other is for sil child.
Sil was upstairs so dh didn't see her. Bil and mil was very happy with it all and Bil told dh to tell me he says thank you so much.
My point is why can't he himself say thank you!?? A simple mssg won't take any effort at all.
Sil still hasn't mssgd to acknowledge the gift given to HER child!
Her level of entitlement pisses me off.
If someone gave my child a gift, I would ensure to thank the giver.
Bil does this type of thing all the time and so does sil actually, they don't seem to like me very much and always go out of the way to show they like the other dil so much, on our group chat. Had anyone else sent what I did, they would've by now taken a pic and sent on the group for everyone to see
Anyways Bil sent a funny meme on the group, after dh returned home. No fucking thank you for me?! It's almost like he's done it on purpose just to mssg on the group so I see it and wonder why he hasn't acknowledged what I gave. He doesn't usually send memes or unnecessary stuff on the group.
I just need a kick up my backside to never ever give them anything ever again so I won't need to feel like this!! I always say I won't, and yet time and time again I still do it!!
Alb1 · 10/04/2021 19:40
He did say thank you tho? I don’t understand why you are so upset about the thank you not being directly to you, the gift wasn’t given in person, it’s not like you handed it over and they ignored you. Clearly these gifts mean way more to you than them, which really isn’t their fault, just stop giving them gifts.
rainyskylight · 10/04/2021 19:42
Jeez calm down. You gave gifts because you wanted for apparently no reason whatsoever and then spit fury because they don’t say thank you in the way you want them to. They said thanks. More importantly, why are you spending so much time, energy, money on putting together gifts for people you don’t really like when there’s seemingly no occasion or reason to do so.
Notaroadrunner · 10/04/2021 19:44
What was the reason for giving a gift. Do you often do this? Maybe they have become so used to getting random gifts from you that they assume a thank you to your Dh is sufficient. Just stop sending gifts. No doubt they wont be bothered and at least you won't have reason to be annoyed by them again.
Aimee1987 · 10/04/2021 19:46
BIL thanked your husband, the one who gave it to him ( and asked to pass thanks to you)
I think your over thinking this. If there are other reasons you dont like you in laws or feel they dont like you then stop trying so hard to impress them. Also I think to make your life easier lower your expectations. The purchasing of gift should be throwing some Easter eggs in the basket when your in sainsburys and the thanks you would then expect would match the level of effort put in.
There is the possibility they see how much effort your putting into gifts and find it a bit uncomfortable. My family dodnt do gifts really but DPs do. I feel a need to the reciprocate in a way I wouldn't with my own family. It all gets very uncomfortable.
Tinydinosaur · 10/04/2021 19:47
YABU he thanked your husband. That's perfectly normal and acceptable.
Yeah SIL could have texted thanks but it's a joint gift, BIL issued thanks on everyone's behalf as far as I would be concerned.
If BIL and SIL sent DH and I a gift, I would thank SIL and that would be the end of it. Or DH would thank BIL. We wouldn't both thank both people.
OneMoreForExtra · 10/04/2021 19:50
Unsolicited gifts are an utterly PITA. My in-laws have sent via DH a huge ornamental plant in a glaring blue glazed pot that is hideously misplaced in my natural garden. They no doubt are wondering why I. Less grateful. I'm wondering how fast I can kill it. Save your gifts.
saraclara · 10/04/2021 19:51
It's almost like he's done it on purpose just to mssg on the group so I see it and wonder why he hasn't acknowledged what I gave.
He said thank you to your DH and asked him to pass on thanks to you. That's normal, surely? If not, I've been getting it wrong for decades.
MichelleScarn · 10/04/2021 19:52
Is it something with this ongoing craze for the personalised plastic bottles for anything you can imagine? My fb feed is clogging with school mums doing it, today I saw one with "x's chocolate buttons" and one for diluted zoflora! its lazer cut sticky pvc I think....
LaurieFairyCake · 10/04/2021 19:53
You have a Dh problem, well a YOU problem and a DH problem
- The YOU problem is why are you preparing gifts for people who don't like you much ? (just stop)
2. The Dh problem is him:
a. Not preparing the gifts
b. Not telling them you prepared the gifts
c. Not telling them to thank you directly as it took xyz amount of time
So for you
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