I just have to get this out. My MIL is from another planet, I'm convinced. Her and my FIL are going on vacation to Vegas for Christmas. Their son, my husband was deployed last year. So besides him being home this year, and their first grandbaby on the way, they are going on vaca anyway. MONTHS ago I sent out an email to all our family members asking them not to get us anything for Christmas, just to please help us get things we need for the baby. Along with the email was a huge list of items we were still needed varying in price from $2-$150. Let me also note here that my FIL makes VERY good money, and they don't want for anything.
So yesterday we went up there and my MIL decided to give us our Christmas gifts early. Thinking she had gotten us a mattress for the baby (which was only $50, and which she had asked DH about a few weeks ago,) I was a little surprised at what she had gotten us. She got Dh a VERY small cast iron skillet, the kind you can get at Walmart for under $10, and a candle from the Dollar Tree. She got me a pair of fleece pajamas that were on sale on Black Friday for $8. For the baby she got a bassinet sheet, retails for about $8, an outfit, and a sleepsack from the consignment shop by her house.
Now, I'm not trying to sound or BE ungrateful, but seriously, W.T.F? The woman has more money than she knows what to do with, and she was more stingy this Christmas than ever before. She threw me a half ass shower a few months ago, so I don't know why I am REALLY surprised, but damn. I felt really bad for my DH. Imagine how he must have felt to get a damn cast iron skillet from his dumbass mom when he doesn't even cook?? And then to throw in the dollar tree candle for good measure? I could have smacked her. I hope she has fun on her vegas vacation gambling away money & eating at the best restaurants. It would have been nice if she could have put a little more thought into the Christmas gifts for her son & grandbaby. The woman NEVER ceases to amaze me. NEVER.