Recently, I posted about whether or not to give my sons' Christmas lists to my MIL. Historically, she has not asked about what the kids want, or what my hubby and I might want, and quite often, we end up with stuff we have no interest in, no use for or just plain don't like.
Well, last night she called to see what Sous Chef wants for his birthday, which is coming up. WHAT? Then ... hold on to your hats ... she asked what they wanted for Christmas. Seriously. She did. She said she didn't want a repeat of the x-rated dominoes she bought last year. (Last year, she bought dominoes for Sous Chef or CJ, I can't remember which child, that were of the characters from some adult Cartoon Network show. They weren't at all appropriate for children.) All I could think was that one of my SILs found my blog and is reading it and passing on information. I do have some MI and NC readers, one in the actual city where my SIL lives, so it could be. I have not ever given my blog information to family because I don't need any thing else to fight about, oops, I mean discuss with them (mainly my family) and I want to be able to vent about them when needed (both families). So, Melanie or Sue, if you are out there, I apologize right now that you have had to witness my cursing, political views and venting about both sides of my family. I don't do it often, but I do it when necessary. And I don't plan to stop when the urge hits me.
And I did fail to mention that my in-laws do always contribute a nice chunk of change to our kids college funds for special occasions - birthdays, Christmas, baptisms, first communions, etc. etc. We DO appreciate that and quite frankly, that is enough of a gift as far as my husband and I are concerned. That gift will NEVER be thrown away. Some day the kids will appreciate it, too. But right now, they are in that stage of appreciating what is in front of them at the moment.