Just received a package from my MIL with Christmas presents for us all.
I was hesitant to open it because it's usually a bloody waste of time! Now I know it is 'the thought that counts' but I feel I can vent when there IS NO THOUGHT going into it anyway.
My 9 year old son received 2 pair of girl's shorts. They are obviously girls, and they are blue with pink all over it. Both my son's looked at them and squealed 'girls clothes!'
I got a mahnifying glass on a necklace, even though she KNOWS I'm allergic and can't wear jewelry around my neck. And as if i want to walk around with a damned great magnifying glass hanging on my chest. Grrr.
She sent us all socks with a note saying they were for all of us, but they are all men's 11-14 size. WTF???
Hubby got 2 floral shirts about as thin as a Vietnamese tissue that immediately went into the car wash pile. Wouldn't be seen dead in them.
Oh well, I suppose it's better than the year she sent me one pair of pantihose covered in cobwebs, or the year she sent the boys colouring books - second hand ones that had already been used!!! grrr.
I don't even want to send her $5 in a card to be honest. Maybe a hand grenade? Lol.
Thanks for letting me vent - Jeez this woman gets to me.