Treatment from DH's family over Easter, Compared to Mine. Unreal!
This year after all the nonsense with DH's family, we agreed that for Easter I would buy for my family and send the packages from us and DH would do the same for his family
I had a blast shopping, buying and wrapping the gifts for my neices, nephew in law, great-nephews and great-niece
DH was overwhlemed and exhausted doing the same for YSD and her family
First surprise for DH - it takes time, thought, money and energy to do these nice things for people and guess what, I had always done this for him with no complaints but he got a taste of what goes in to it
As soon as my family received their packages, we received phone calls letting us know they received packages from us. Lots of comments from them about how nice of us, how thoughtful, thank you Aunt Disillusioned and Uncle DH so much - they hadn't even opened them yet!
From DH's end, not one word from YSD and her family. No acknowledment at all. Days after DH knew the package must have been received, he contacted YSD who said "ya we got it three days ago" - couldn't so much as take a second of her time to let DH know the package had been received let alone a thank you. Wow. But then again, they're used to me running around and arranging all of that and spending my money and time on them, so probably could care less about acknowleding anything they thought that I sent. Thank goodness I didn't this year LOL
Second surprise from DH - how if feels to go out of your way to do something nice for some people, let alone your own family, and be treated like you and it are insignificant in return
As my family opened their packages they each did a recording say thank you so much, love this, love that, can't wait to wear this, so appreciate that. Love you both so much. Thank you so much Auntie Disillusioned and Uncle DH
As his family opened thier gifts they only acknowledged DH, SGD wined about wanting to eat her chocolate and as soon as she got her way she ran off never to return to say two words to us again let alone a thank you for any of it
YSD carried on as if the only person that mattered was DH, and I was completely insignificant
Oh and while she was on the video call her husband, SSIL, walked in the house walking right by where she was clearly on the video call and didn't so much as acknowledge either one of us! Even DH was shaking his head trying to figure out that one. No hello, no Happy Easter, no thank you for the packages, nada
After the interactions with my family we were smiling and feeling loved and appreciated
After the interactions with DHs family were were having a serious discussion about the mistreatment and me not wanting to be a part of their crap any longer
Whether DH really understands how conniving and slimely his daugher is or not, or how unappreciative, rude and disrespectful her and her family are - I think the contrast between our two families during Easter weekend really highlighted that for him
Mine were kind, respectful, mature and loving. In othere words - NORMAL
DH's, well, plain to see they have ISSUES!