I have roamed into unfamiliar territory and ambled over to mumsnet.
I am not sure if I am allowed to quote from mumsnet so I may get deleted.
I had a look over there and the first thread I read was:
AIBU To return "gift" to PIL.
The comments shocked me. Buying a swing for eight month old grandchild is now , in some quarters, a hanging offence. Yes, there may be some irritation at relatives but we've all been there as young parents.
I stopped reading before the end of page one.
This post below from one enthusiastic mumsnetter was too much.
*When they give you another unwanted gift just hands it back and say 'I don't want this"
"Be firm and stop caring if they like you. Put crudely - you have what they want - DS - they do not have anything you want, you are in control of this relationship whether they like it or not so stop."*
Us grandparents don't have anything they want? There are so many angry and IMO deluded people out there.
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