how would you handle this?
So my in-laws are very well off financially, they both retired early, they take expencive vacations at least 4x a year. They have 2 sons (one I married obviously) and the other dosn't ever want to date, get married, have a woman or kids, anything that takes away from video games (he's a 11 year old in a 31 year old body). Anyways, my 2 kids are the only grandkids they have or will have, unless I decide to have more kids.
What drives me nuts is that for birthday/christmas or when they come to visit, my MIL instead of getting her something new, will pick up old, dirty, and broken toys at garage sales and thrift stores and claim that they are brand new. Or she will give her clothes that are horribly stained. She's given her toys with the battery cover lost (o you can just put some tape over it) or books that have been colored on or ripped, electric toys with exposed wiring, or dirty stuffed animals. My girls are 9 months and 3 years, and before I would throw out the toys but now my 3 year old is old enough to be upset that i'm throwing out her toys, and old enough to tell grandma about it.
I dont want to sound greedy, but i get upset when they tell me all about spending thousands of dollars on trips or stuff for them but wont spend on anything nice on my kids. I wouldent even mind if it came from the thrift store but wasnt broken!
PLUS they havent even spent ANYTHING on my 9 month old, they will give "presents" to my 3 year old, but will give my 9 month old NOTHING.
so what would you do??