Holiday Family Issues- what would you do?
Well, I don't know if there's anything to be done, actually, but I sure needed to vent.
I hope this does not sound small and petty and greedy- that's not the issue. My parents are about to hurt my DH's feelings and I'm steaming.
DH has looked all over for the perfect cashmere jacket for my dad, I took care of Mom. My parents are giving me an undercounter radio/CD player for the kitchen and something extravagant that I probably won't use/wear (annual tradition...) The girls are getting really nice designer scarves and gloves and boyz get electronic do-dads. They are giving my DH a book.
Is this weird? DH's mom gave me a set of cookie cutters two years ago, and the other SIL an entire set of Christmas dishes, so I know how awkward it feels. But she's nuts, and that's another story.
My parents, esp. my dad, are hyper-sensitive, and I don't know that I would bring this up to them anyway, because these are GIFTS, ya know- you can't tell people what to buy and what to spend. I'm considering getting some other stuff for DH and putting tags from my parents on them.