- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
This reminds me of my Easter candy experience. FH, his brother, sis in law, their kid and I were at his moms house. There was a huge basket on the table full of about 7 chocolate bunnies and 15 large chocolate eggs. This wasn’t any persons basket in particular, more of a ‘help yourself’ centerpiece. As we were leaving Mother-In-Law tells us to take some chocolate, and I mentioned I didn’t want any, but thanks. So, FH reaches in for a bunny for himself. At which point his brother very adamantly says “bunnies are for couples, and the eggs are for one person. If you don’t want any then he can only have an egg” And he really meant this, and was extremely upset when FH took a bunny anyway. It’s not like the was any chocolate shortage in that house!
@Junip3r: I agree that the situation is weird but I think that your original post is not as clear regarding your MIL’s behavior towards gift giving as you may have thought it was, which is obviously the point you were trying to make.
Can you give us another expample of how she’s acted when giving a gift that might be more clear?
Side Note: I also have a FStepMIL who will do something nice but not out-of this world generous and then expect you to thank her as though she gave you a kidney. Unfortunately, I just have to deal and try not to accept anything from her so I don’t ever have to give her one of my kidneys LOL 😉
I’m talking about how some people are unable to give something without trying to solicit gratitude for it, and how that ruins the gift. The bunny is just an illustration of the general concept.
The point of my post was really not about the chocolate bunny. I suppose the illustration I chose was too subtle because so many people have gotten hung up on “it’s just a bunny” and missed out on the real issue – the concept of giving a gift for the sake of being thanked.
I love how the bee has no shortage of helpful posters such as yourself at the ready to half-read my post and tell me I’m childish.
Lol, overthinking this one for sure.
Step back… read the post with your “I am not involved… outsider glasses on”… and I think you’ll see how innocent the situation (really a 600 gram Easter Bunny) is… and how ridiculous you sound in light of all that.
Let it go. Enjoy the chocolate
(lol unless I am missing something, and you are certifiable chocolaholic who is peeved that you’ve been cheated out of a 100 grams of silky goodness … in which case… honey you need a Rabbit-ReHab Program)
😀 *Big Grin*
Girl you are over reacting its a big ass chocolate bunny that you wouldn’t eat anyway, who cares. It was a funny gag gift.
OP – you should close this thread. No one gets it and I think you’re going to get frustrated. I get what you’re saying, but I can see other people do not. Sorry :/
I would NEVER bring a pie to someone’s house as a gift and then say, “Ok, the pie is 600 grams and there’s 3 couples, please measure exactly 200 grams for me to take home.” Uhm, what???? That’s ridiculous. I brought myself a pie and disguised it as a gift to the person hosting me. Maybe that’s a better example of what’s going on here so other people can get where you’re coming from.
LOL! Her gift giving skills are a bit crazy. I just want to know how did she present the 200g to you? Was it just random chopped up chunks, or was it still in semi bunny form? Haha. I think she should have just opted for individual gifts.
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