(Closed) MIL Keeps Asking About Whether I Used Her Gift…How To Handle?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 31
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Sugar Beekeeper

I wouldn’t dismiss the manicure just because you are a nail biter. They clean everything up so there are no rough edges or cuticles to attack and it looks nice so there is some incentive  to leave them alone.  You don’t even have to go with a dark or colored polish if you don’t want to. 

Post # 31
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Busy bee

We have a spa around here that offers basically the same package. It’s $400. That’s a lot of money to just throw away. I agree with the PP’s, contact the spa and ask for an extension (I would be shocked if they don’t allow it) then go when you have the time. It may surprise you. I wasn’t a spa person until recently but now I could pretty much go for a massage daily if I could afford it. 

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

is it possible for you to split the amount up and say, go for a pedicure one day, a massage another etc? A lot of places just will apply whatever the credit amt is as a general credit for whatever you want to have done. And just let her know you couldn’t fit it all in one day?

Post # 33
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

 

marie_antoinette:  Go to it.  Be thankful she took the time and money to think of you by giving you this package.  There is many bees on here that don’t have a thoughtful mother in law like yours.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

marie_antoinette:  Glad you were able to extend the reservation to a less hectic time for you! I know your Mother-In-Law will appreciate that you used her gift.

Post # 37
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2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I mean, wow. You need to stop looking at this very generous gift as an inconvenience and try to enjoy it. I agree with the Julies said — this woman is going to be your Mother-In-Law for a long time. 

Post # 38
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1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Could you try to find a time to go with her?

Post # 39
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

daybyday:  JrzyGurl:  she already posted that she has booked an appointment. The spa let her extend the expiry date.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

marie_antoinette:  I’m glad you could get an extension. It might be nice to have a spa day once your schedule opens up, you get to relax and get pampered after being so busy!

I would mention to your Mother-In-Law that you got the extention and are looking forward to going (even if you aren’t lol), just so she knows that you intend to use it and appreciate the thought. Otherwise when the previous expiration comes up in June and you haven’t gone in yet, she may be confused/hurt and think you blew it off, when you didn’t.

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Don’t mind me. Just derp derp derping along. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee

I’m not a spa girl either, I’ve never even had a manicure, but I definitely am glad you’re going. Have you thought about asking your Mother-In-Law if she’d like to book on the day you’re booking? Ask her if she wants to book her mani at the same time or something? This is clearly something she enjoys, and maybe you could treat it like a way for her to show you the ropes of the spa girl life 😉

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