My husbands dad buys presents for my son lets him look at the packaging and then takes them home with him is this strange?

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S. - posted on 09/16/2012

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I am sure when the grandparent makes the child cry because they can't take their thing home (which is bound to happen one day) maybe the grandparent will learn on there own. It is cruel really I'm not sure why they do it. I don't think I'll ever get my In-laws lol my mil literally drives me mad! :)

Alex - posted on 09/16/2012

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thank you for you post its nice to know other people's in laws behave in the same strange way and you right the toys will just end up going to charity unused and some other child that is less fortunate may get the benefit of them. I believe they purchase such thing to make them feel like good grandparents which actually comes with spending time with you grandchildren and not money. As to my husband he has been brought up to ignore problems and avoid confrontation this may change with time if his son is upset in the process I hope.

S. - posted on 09/16/2012

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Thats a bit funny because my mil is like that a bit, at Xmas she buys things for "her house" and although they went often when her first grandchild was born now her second is born she's hardy interested in having them now. It started with big things that wouldn't fit in my house but now we've moved and have plenty of room I know she won't give them anything, even if the kids want to take home a book or something she says "make sure you bring it bk" I hate it, it's like they arnt aloud there own stuff, my hb says if they want anything they can have it, it's theirs. She wants to buy them bikes for Xmas, I told her they both have perfectly good bike she replyed "no for my house" why I don't know maybe she's after the big present impact but truth be known both kids arnt that fussed with the toy they leave there maybe they feel the toys arnt really for them! All that's gonna happen is the hospital is going to get some toys that my kids have grown out of and hardly player with. If my kids get bothered my hb will say something.

Alex - posted on 09/16/2012

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In my sons first year his granddad did not treat him at all but in the last year he has brought him some lovely gifts sand pit, bike, paddling pool, footballs ect but he is not allowed to bring any of them home on his birthday he took my son out to his car so he could see his present in the boot of grandads car and then my husband said ill help you carry it inside and he said its not staying here! they tell family that my son is going to sleep over and is staying every Saturday morning so we can get our shopping. He actually only goes to his grandparents every few weeks when my husband isn't working and he has only been left with them once and he got sunburn. Am I over reacting or would this cause you to question things as-well? I feel it would be rude of me to discuss this with my husbands father and he should be the one to say something. My son is now asking for a bike and he has a perfectly good one at grandads if he would just let him bring it home

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