Carrie - posted on 01/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My sister-in-law is having a 1st b-day party for my nephew. She told my MIL that she wanted diapers or a gift card for Lowe's to get a blind for his room. My MIL really wants to get him something fun.. not diapers or a giftcard. She kind of wonders what people will think of the grandma giving a box of diapers... She is actually having 2 parties for my nephew. One on Saturday with one side of her family and friends and the other on Sunday with a lot more family and friends. I understand how badly my MIL wants to get something fun for him, but s he got the diapers and giftcard like she was asked to do. She also wants to get him a stuffed animal but has been banned from ever giving stuffed animals... (p.s. she has gotten my child a stuffed animal for his bday.. just a sidenote).
Now me.. I did not ask what she wanted us to get my nephew for his b-day. I got him some really nice clothes in the next size up and a sports-themed sleeper of their favorite team. In the past when I asked her what they wanted for Christmas she immediately said "Target giftcard" -- so I was stuck getting that, and spending more money than I really felt I had (a giftcard has to be at least $25 if not $50)...
Now, she has asked me what we want them to get my daughter for her bday (which is in 5 days by the way). I guess I'm a little upset about the whole thing, so I haven't responded yet. I just need to collect myself and be really nice about this whole thing. This whole thing is out of my own control. I would just like your thoughts or suggestions. Thanks!