(Closed) FSIL mad because we offered her kids my old phone..

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4867 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Wow! Overreaction much? She could’ve just left it at “No thanks.” It’s not like you pushed the issue.

Post # 4
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@orchidaloha:  That is super strange.. She’s being ridiculous. It’s not like you were at her house and just gave her kids the phone. You ASKED HER first!! She should’ve appreciated the gesture, declined and left it at that.

Post # 6
14402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

She’s nuts.  That’s all.

Post # 7
709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@orchidaloha:  Um… Strange is right. When Fiance upgraded his iPhone we did the exact same thing and let my 5 year old and 2 year old have it. They think its super fun and we don’t have to give up ours anymore.


I think it was a nice gesture.

Post # 8
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

I wouldn’t worry too much about it. It sounds like miscommunication (common with texting/emails) or her just being overly dramatic. I would just apologize to keep the peace, something like :I’m sorry if it seemed that I was offering your kids a cell phone, but I thought they might enjoy a device to play games on. If you ever change your mind it is there.” I think that she is being a little silly – it’s not like you just went and gave the kids it, you did ask her before giving the kids the broken phone.

Post # 10
4804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s so weird – she could maybe be mad if you offered it to the kids and she had to say no, but you asked her! 

Post # 11
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@orchidaloha:  you didn’t give her kids the phone, you asked your Future Sister-In-Law if they could have it. It sounds like she is really overreacting. 

Post # 12
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

She overreacted and she should apologize for being so rude!

Post # 14
12063 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

wow – that’s a bit of an overreaction.  It would be different if you’d offered to buy them a phone.  

Post # 15
46326 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

She is being stupid . When I first read the title of your post I thought maybe you had circumvented her and offered the phone directly to the children, which would be inappropriate. You didn’t do that.

Ignore her.

Post # 16
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

WOW talk about overreaction.  🙁 

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