This year my mom and sister spent Christmas eve and morning with us. I prepared the Christmas eve meal, since it is fish and seafood, it usually costs a little more.
When Christmas morning came, the children opened their gifts, then the adults. My mom (who usually does get us gifts) didn't get anything for DH and myself. She had gotten a joint gift for my children. So I thought, "ok. She isn't doing gifts for the adults" :shrug: She then gives my sister gold earrings.
DH and I nothing.:confused: No explanation. no card, nothing. The kicker is, about 2 days before Christmas, she called saying she needed to get a gift for my sister, and could I possibly get her something on-line. I told her that it was too late to guarantee delivery
This past year has been especially hard, because our baby was born pre-maturely. I thought my own mother would think of that, and maybe get something to show she cares. Even a five dollar box of Whitman chocolates would have been great. :( Or a card, or explanation.
But she did remember to criticize my mothering skills, though, and laundry skills. :)