Christmas Gifts from BM
Tell me if I am being oversensitive here....Our stepkids BM insists on taking them shopping for everyone in our family (me, husband, grandparents, my daughter). Normally I'd say this was thoughtful. But it's weird b/c she hates her ex (my husband) and barely speaks to me. My husband also takes them shopping for gifts for all, so in the end everyone gets 2 gifts. We are trying to teach the kids about not going into excess and this kind of contradicts that. Plus she ends up getting really tacky things so it's a waste. It's the same drill for every holiday (mothers day, birthdays, fathers day). She has serious money issues so it also makes me feel bad. We've asked her nicely not to but that hasn't worked. It just really annoys me. I can'ttell if I am just overreacting and should just accept things quietly with a nice thank you. Curious if anyone has this same situation and how they handle?
Oh and also, even weirder....whenever we have bought gifts from the kids for her (b/c she doesn't have a partner to do these things) she destroys them or sends them to charity.