A WOMAN has slammed her “unappreciative” and “cheeky” sister-in-law after she refused to give her daughter a present bought by the aunt.
Taking to parenting forum Mumsnet, the woman explained that she had taken the time to phone her “obsessive” sister-in-law and find out if there was anything her six-year-old daughter would like for Christmas – only for her plans to backfire when the exact colour wasn’t in stock.
Getty – Contributor The woman explained that she had phoned her ‘obsessive’ sister-in-law to find out if there was anything her six-year-old daughter would like for Christmas
She wrote: “She sent me a link to a present my niece wants. It was one of those fur real dog things.
“So I ordered it and went to collect it and the woman who served me said that they didn’t have the exact one I’d ordered.
“The dog was the same except my SIL [sister-in-law] said to get the black one and the store only had the white in stock.
“I didn’t think this would be a problem as like I said it was the same dog just a different colour.
Alamy The woman bought the exact toy asked for – but the colour requested had been out of stock
“So I messaged my SIL to tell her and she messaged me back saying she didn’t like this particular one.
“I explained the black one was out of stock at the store I was at and also out of stock everywhere else.
“I explained that the the features were exactly the same and just the colour was different and she said she’s not giving It to my niece and I should take it back and get something else or give her the receipt and she will swap it when the one she wants comes back into stock.”
The woman went on to ask fellow users of the forum if they thought she was being unreasonable to think that her sister-in-law was being “really cheeky”, even adding that her husband was livid about his sister’s behaviour.
Taxi – Getty The sister-in-law refused to give her daughter the toy from the aunt
She continued: “My husband is adamant we are not giving his sister the receipt so she can swap it and we will just give it to our niece on the day.
I know she’ll be happy. I really don’t know what SIL’s problem is and think she’s being a spoiled selfish madam.”
Needless to say, many were quick to wade into the debate, with many agreeing with the poster.
One user said: “Return it and give her a voucher and never ask again!”
Another added: “Blimey, I thought most kids just got what the giver decided to get them.”
Someone else blasted: “WHAT I can’t believe people here are asking the OP if she has kids and ‘ahhh that’s just what six year olds are like’ etc etc.
“I have a six year old OP if someone bought her a £40 Xmas present and she said she didn’t like it because it was the wrong colour she would be in serious trouble for being ungrateful and she knows it!
“Your SIL is a w***** – just give your niece the dog and she’ll love it. Get SIL a lump of coal”
Alamy The woman branded the sister-in-law as ‘really cheeky’
Meanwhile, others could see where the sister-in-law was coming from.
One such user added: “Do you have kids of your own? At 6 the wrong colour anything can be the difference between loving something and being massively disappointed – maybe sil is trying to avoid the latter?”
Another wrote: “If the sister says the kid doesn’t like the white one, I’d assume that the kid told her that and she doesn’t want her to be disappointed on Xmas day.
“Assuming you know the child better than her own mother and that you will refuse to give the receipt over so the kid has to keep it is rather arrogant and petty.
“Why bother asking, Do you have kids of your own?
“I’d immediately have texted her and said ‘they only have the white one, is this OK or shall I get something else’.
“Or I wouldn’t have asked in the first place.
“The mother specified a colour for a reason, and she’s explained to you the child doesn’t like the white one.
“I’m unsure what you have your arse in your hands about.”
What do you think?
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