SIL *****RANT*****

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by dixiechick, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I have to get this off my chest or I will bust!!! I am a very ordinary, practical gal....nothing fancy, nothing frivilous for me. I see the real value in useful things, ideas, thoughts, and gifts.

    My SIL is the exact opposite. And that's fine. We differ. I love my kids playing outside and spending time with their animals and 4H projects..things she finds vile and repulsive. My kids don't wear name brand clothing...they wear what they like...what interests them. My daughter asked for chicks for Christmas. Her kids are sporting $300 Vera Bradley backpacks and matching accessories (their ages: 3 and 5).

    SOOOO, my brother buys her one of those Pandora bracelets and fills the thing with charms, and asks us to buy her one as a Christmas gift. My budget-restraint retired mother wants me to have one too so she buys (what she thinks is a Pandora and is actually a Camile?? bracelet with one charm).

    I appreciate her gesture and she slips it to me privately which I immediately put on and love the thoughtfulness. SOO tonight at dinner she goes on and on about how much her bracelet is worth, and how she is buying her girls the same bracelets tomorrow...ya da ya da...

    I take mine off to clean the kitchen and she takes off all her "trimmings" to help. My brother, not noticing I even had jewelry on, piles everything in one pile. After cleaning up my grandmother's kitchen, she literally turns her lip up and announces that this THING is NOT hers. Then looks at me to inform me this was some kind of knock-off and "cheaper" version of what she had.

    I am beyond hurt and embarrassed for my mother (who obviously heard) but flaming mad. I quickly gathered my kids, my DH, and YES my "filthy" Golden Retriever up and we come home.

    I need a long hot bubble bath!!!!! GRRRRR! [​IMG]
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    All I can say is I'm so sorry that some people are such dipsticks and sometimes we're related to them.
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    All I can say is, don't let it get to you - there are so many folks like that in this world and some of us, are unfortunate enough to be related to them. I feel your pain.
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Your SIL sounds shallower than a mud puddle. [​IMG]
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys. I am trying to teach my kids to respect others' feelings...treat people like you want to be treated...find the value in every living thing...put yourself last as you put others first.....but DANG IT...when do you teach stick up for yourself?!?!?!? [​IMG]
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Wow, Dixie she sounds like a very unhappy woman. IMHO people who act like that are lacking in self esteem and people who love them. Who gives a rat's patootee if it's a knock off or not??????
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some people just cannot be happy. Their priorities are so topsy-turvy, they are destined to remain unhappy, unfulfilled people. Sad woman she is.
  8. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    God help me to have patience and understanding. Just when I think she is maturing and understanding some concept of the real world and what's important (that you can be rich beyond your wildest dreams and not have a cent to your name)...she pulls things like this.

    I am usually very grounded and level headed...I just need to blow off steam among friends and find my bearing!
  9. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Amen sister!! Preach it!! I have a SIL like that and it's 100% directly related to her self worth/esteem. She must be running on ZILCH!
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i dont blame you for being upset!..because really..its not even about the bracelet..its about the disrespect to the wonderful gift your mother gave you from her heart......she sounds like a jerk!...(sorry..i'm blunt..)...[​IMG].
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2008

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