Robin - posted on 04/30/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )
I've tried everything to keep from saying the wrong thing but I am now at my wits end. She's constantly trying to manipulate myself or my husband into purchasing big ticket items for my grandson; things that he does not need, things that are not associated with a birthday or holiday event. It's always something and it's beginning to bother me and I'm not sure how to handle it. It's become so obvious and now my grandson participates in the manipulation with her. (He's 5) ie. my husband is now in town where my grandson lives on business. He's had a little time throughout the week to take my grandson to lunch and had plans on having dinner with each of the kids at some point throughout the week tonight when he was getting ready to leave his hotel in order to have dinner with my grandson he gets a phone call from my daughter in law explaining she's running a little late because they're at a toy store and he wants a Batman Lego set that cost $70 and he only has $18.00 what to do. This is just one example of a way that she attemps to manipulate us out of money here and there. She has been successful in the past but now we see it, we just aren't sure how to deal with it? It's become constanta and its put us in a position will be no longer enjoy buying anything for our grandson. :( Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Loving but Frustrated Grandparents.