Mom Asks The Internet For Advice After Her MIL Starts Policing The Clothes She Gave Her Grandkids.

At times looking through a clothes store, the kids’ outfits are adorable! If I do say so myself, I was a fairly fashionable youngster, but today’s kids have it made. There are a plethora of charming alternatives for them. It’s totally understandable why anyone with kids, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or godchildren would want to reward them with runway-ready items. The only problem is that when you give somebody a present, you have no control over when and where they will wear it… A concerned parent shared a tale about how her mother-in-law has grown obsessed with when her children wear the clothing she gave them. Read the story and share your views on this.

Source: Mumsnet

MIL buys kids clothes and asks me to put them in them on specific days. I had already bought their Christmas outfits and put my kids in those, but put them in MIL clothes on other days. MIL claims I’ve not put my kids in the clothes she bought. I told her that I did, but that they were a bit big for them on Xmas day. ( which is true ).

So she said that she thinks I should put DD in the clothes on her birthday. I don’t really want to, I like the clothes and am happy to put her in it on a Sunday, but was looking for something different for her birthday.

I am very Lucky to get lots of clothes for them from MIL and my own mum and ALWAYS put the kids in their clothes as often as I can. I don’t distinguish and don’t even remember who gave them what / or which ones I bought, I’m just happy I have clothes for them. MIL mentioned she had not seen DD in a dress she’d bought her and I know for a fact that she had worn the dress, but MIL just hasn’t seen her in it yet. MIL sends me a pic of the dress, she takes pics of all the clothes she buys them and then double checks if they’ve been worn. I find that a bit strange and controlling.

Especially because they always wear the clothes, but a dress isn’t worn as often, so MIL just missed it. I’m a bit miffed at the insinuation that they don’t wear her clothes AND the fact that she wants them worn on certain days- like the birthday and then seems offended if I don’t do it.

I just need to reiterate again, that my kids wear the clothes daily – except dresses, as I don’t put them in dresses as often, so I don’t know where it’s coming from that there’s a need to police it. Apart from taking a daily pic of what they’re wearing and sending it to MIL, I’m not sure what to do !

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