SD23's Toxic Christmas Gift
So I have not given SD23 any gifts (Christmas or Birthday) for 2 years. I have not expected or received any either. I have formally disengaged a few months ago.
This year SD23 randomly opted to give me a Christmas gift. It was a groupon sent by email to me and SO both for wine/beer tasting. One would think it would be 2 tastings at the same place so we could go together. Nope, she sent us each 1 tasting to two different places. Its like - 'Merry Christmas, please split up'.
Anyway I didn't acknowlege the gift but in the spirit of the holiday I did reply to her email and say thank you and happy holidays. That was it. SO seemed proud of her and doesn't get it - first of all I specically said no gifts between us (to SD23's face) and she sends one anyway, and this is the one she sends. I don't view that as a nice gesture but more stupid drama-creating behavior.
I have no intention of using her toxic gift and nor will I send her anything in return. Done with that. I'm sure next SD23 will whine to SO about how mean I am and how hard she tries - she sent me a gift and I didn't get her anything, etc. It never ends with these daughters.