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!