Should I be gifting my nieces and nephews or not?
December 9, 2011 3:22 PM Subscribe
Should I still be giving these kids gifts?
posted by Cosine to human relations (42 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My sister has two kids, 8 and 10, who live 1000 miles away. Nice kids however neither of them, nor my sister, have ever so much as mentioned any gift (cash, cards, birthday/xmas presents, etc) that we (their Aunt and Uncle) have ever gotten them. I realize the joy is supposed to be in the giving however it gets my goat when, even with us right there, in the room, not one word has ever been said (literally - open gift, set box down, walk away).
After years of this my wife and I decided not to send any more gifts.
The issue now is that my brother lives near my sister and just married a woman with a 9 year old who is very nice, polite, and called us to thank us for the one present we sent.
So, it seems like we can't very well continue sending the 9 year old gifts and not send anything to the 8 and 10, correct? The three of them literally live next door to each other.